The Sentli Center

Join us in creating a just and
healthy local food system in the Rio

Our Purpose

We believe that empowered people take root by nourishing themselves through cultivating the Earth’s soils harmoniously with nature.

Our Mission Statement

We aim to improve the quality of life of the RGV community by reconnecting people to the land and local food system. We strive to increase the accessibility and affordability of nutrient-dense sustainably grown food for communities in the Rio Grande Valley through education, food justice, conservation, sustainability, and research.

Our Core Values

Food Policy

Regeneration & Sustainability






What is Regenerative Agriculture?

Regenerative Agriculture aims to cultivate by re-building the earth’s soils and ecosystems through diverse techniques such as composting, cover cropping, crop rotation, animal integration, pollinator incorporation, natural pest controls, and implemented biodiversity. Soil is the basis of life here on Earth, so when farmers practice regenerative agriculture, they nourish life from microorganisms to human beings. 

Not everyone can be a farmer, but by consuming food products cultivated with regenerative farming practices, one is supporting the restoration of healthy life on Earth. 

Meet Our Team

Shakera Raygoza
Executive Director, Co-Founder

Shakera has been farming in the RGV organically for a decade, offering nutrient dense harvests through farmers market, CSA boxes, and on site harvesting to the community. Trained professionally as a nurse and a mother of 3, She prioritizes health, from one’s physical body to our community’s and started to cultivate the root of it all: food.

Priscilla Carbajal
CSA Manager, Farmer

A small commercial farmer in the Rio Grande Valley, in love with growing uniquely fresh vegetables, flowers, & herbs for not only for my enjoyment but for all those around. Determined to educate the community on the different varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs & flowers that are grown in the RGV while keeping focused on growing each regeneratively for generations to come.

Amanda Ramirez,
Board Member

Silla Robles,
Board Member

Pick up locations

You can pick up your “Farm2Go” Veggie Box at any of these locations.


723 W Dove Ave
McAllen, TX
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Growing Growers
Farmers Market

Fireman's Park
201 N. 1st
McAllen, TX
9:00am - 12:00pm


308 S Texas Blvd,
Weslaco, TX
10:00am - 11:00am

Hub of

3707 W University Ave,
Edinburg TX
9:00am - 11:00am

Terra Preta

2806 E Rogers Rd,
Edinburg, TX
Every Other Saturday
10:00am - 12:00pm

Volunteer with the sentli team

We welcome volunteers to learn and collaborate on understanding nature’s cycles and how to better support them while producing food. Want to volunteer? Fill out our form below!

Schedule a Visit to the sentli farm

At the Sentli Center for Regenerative Agriculture, our urban farm connects the classroom to real farms introducing students to sustainable agriculture, healthy living, and stewardship through discovery and play.