Barelas News

Barelas has a new mural ON THE STREET (at 4th + Hazeldine)!   

April 24, 2021 | KRQE – A group of teens in the Barelas neighborhood created the city’s first intersection mural. The teens, along with the Artful Life Organization, created the mural called “Sunset Mix.” This Vision Zero project was a collaborative with the Barelas Community Coalition, Barelas Neighborhood Association, Mayor Tim Keller, City Councilor Ike Benton, CABQ DMD, Homewise, and Creative Paving Solutions.

ReImagining NM’s Food Economy   

December 7, 2020 | Albuquerque Journal – “When we talk about reimagining the food economy, what we’re really talking about is reimagining New Mexico,”

Albuquerque’s First Permanent Food Truck Park Set to Open Friday   

October 19, 2020 | KRQE – ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque’s first permanent food truck park is set to officially open this Friday, Oct. 23 and feature a variety of local vendors. The park comes as another expansion project of the La Esquinita marketplace, and from the Barelas Community Coalition, which is its parent organization.

The Farm Stand + Market at La Equinita   

October 11, 2020 – "While the pandemic made our vulnerabilities glaringly obvious, our strengths and keys to a stronger future became more visible too. We found them in existing relationships, newly created partnerships, and in pulling together and pivoting resources in ways that not only met the moment but lay the groundwork for longer-term resiliency."

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Community Revitalization and Food Security in the Barelas Neighborhood   

September 30, 2020 | Forward Cities – Acknowledgements: This blog post is amended from an original article The Farm Stand & Market at La Esquinita: A Multi-CSA Outlet for Green Fire Times published on September 2, 2020 written by Barelas Community Coalition Executive Director, Cristina Rogers and Marketing Manager for New Mexico Harvest Kyle Malone and edited by ESHIP Rio Grande Local Director Erin Ortigoza. It prominently features and weaves in excerpts from an interview with Barelas Community Coalition Executive Director, Cristina Rogers, facilitated by Lucy Foma - Senior Planner with Santa Fe County Growth Management Department. In this interview, we learn about connections through food distribution, community revitalization and entrepreneurship in the time of COVID-19 in order to, “Get people fed and keep farmers farming!”

Interview with Johanna Gilligan of Homewise   

January 22, 2020 | What's Up ABQ – For Burqenos, which neighborhood we live in is almost as important as that serious question we ask all our guests on the show. Almost. That said, so many of us know all too well the hustle and grind which defines in our minds whether we rent or own our home. But what if we had more local options? Enter Johanna Gilligan of Homewise. Homewise's efforts right here in town help make the all-important distinction between renting and owning (while still being able to afford to live). Their team is bringing real resources to the table for ordinary folks who are trying to live their best lives. I mean, hell, after talking we're interested in using their services! But it's not all real estate either. Johanna and Homewise are also actively exploring ways to revitalize historic neighborhoods, all the while finding that balance between civic facelifts and gentrification.