Monthly Archives: July 2013

Maize pollinating at Sol Feliz

This is the beautiful time of the growing season when life is happening.  The corn is pollinating and we feel good knowing that everything has worked out nicely so far.  An important aspect of this time is look and make … Continue reading

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Parr Field progresses

After yesterday’s workshop, it became clear that more “tidying” up of the grounds were needed.  This is where mechanization comes in, where we used a brushcutter to cut the weeds and grass surrounding our garden beds.  Given that we practice … Continue reading

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Activity at Parr Field

Today we gathered at Parr Field to do some transplanting of some lettuce (above).  We hope this lettuce will be ready for harvest after the students come back to school and hopefully as part of our chicos making workshop coming … Continue reading

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Pest control at Parr Field

As we were pulling weeds yesterday, we noticed some squash bugs (above) and some squash bug eggs (below) on our calabasa plants.  This was an important observation that was made when we made it.  Time is of the essence!  If … Continue reading

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The Mondragon Field progresses

Today we check the status of our garden in the Mondragon Field, or our plot behind Chrysalis Alternative School.  As with any field that is in its first year of cultivation, we had to figure out our soil quality, irrigation … Continue reading

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Pulling weeds at Parr Field

Today we assembled a work team to complete much needed weeding at Parr Field.  In the morning we received a visit from the interns at the TCEDC garden who are being mentored under Shirley Trujillo.  We visited Sol Feliz Farm, … Continue reading

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AIRE collaborates with Taos Academy

Today we made a visit to the Taos Charter Academy (TCA) to share some of our aquatic plants so their water system could be cleaned and benefit from the plants like ours has.  We conversed at length about how we … Continue reading

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Harvesting garlic at Sol Feliz

Today was the day for garlic harvest…  Today was determined by the status of the scapes, still closed with the seeds beginning to form underneath the skin.  We harvested the garlic and placed them in bundles of 25 as seen … Continue reading

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Harvesting garlic and peas at the Mondragon field

Today we reap the benefits of our relationship with this land that began last October.  We harvested about 200 bulbs of garlic that will be used in our Math program, for our Thanksgiving Feast, for sale, and for our students … Continue reading

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AIRE thanks Taos’ Hawk Mechanical

Today we met with Max, the owner of Hawk Mechanical.  He generously offered his company’s service to examine our irrigation system at Parr Field and install us with a pressure regulator and perhaps even a solar powered timer.  We believe … Continue reading

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