Chiquillos it’s time para sembrar (to plant) maíz!
In this bilingual workshop, children will plant their own corn native to Oaxaca. In the spirit of Indigenous practices from La Mixteca Region in Oaxaca, they will sing a fun song, listen to a story, and learn about the earth elements needed to grow corn. They‘ll plant seeds to take home where they can watch the maiz grow.
Content for this workshop is geared toward 5-9 years old but all families with children under 12 are welcome to join. Free for all participants. Registration is required and will be limited to 20 children. Please register at
Rosalba is a Mixtec woman, raised in Yokuts land, and the daughter of immigrant parents from Oaxaca, Mexico. In the central valley, she began addressing food insecurity in Fresno as a youth organizer. In 2013 moved to NYC, where she began cultivating the soils of an urban jungle as a land steward. Through her work in urban farming and youth development, she has utilized food and medicine making as a connector to engage black and brown communities in the act of growing food and community building. She is the co-founder of Black Zocalo, a Black Indigenous People of Color food justice movement in Central California. Rosalba earned her Master of Science in Community Development from the University of California Davis and is an alumni of Fresno State. Currently, she is a herbalist student with Ancestral Apothecary (based in Oakland) to deepen her relationship with her ancestral healing practices.