Scheduling of garden volunteer groups will begin in January for the 2024 season.

Rio Grande Food Project’s Urban Garden is a welcoming space to grow fresh fruits and vegetables on-site and help supplement our food boxes with the highest quality food. In 2019, staff and volunteers built the first 20 raised beds. Then in 2023, The Rio Grande Presbyterian Church gifted the adjacent former Rio Grande Community Garden to the Food Project to expand our food growing and garden education program. This doubled our capacity to grow supplemental produce on-site for the pantry.

During the growing season, RGFP has open garden hours on Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:00-11:00am for anyone interested in helping while learning how to prep, plant, and manage a garden alongside Albuquerque Master Gardeners. No skills required!

The garden is a place to grow, learn, relax, and join our growing community. If you would like to help while learning more about RGFP and gardening in general, email us at