Monthly Archives: May 2014

Growth in our Grow Dome

Much activity has taken place in the Grow Dome. We have transplanted 10 different varieties of tomatoes in the outside beds of the Dome. We have seedling starts of many kinds of flowers, vegetables, and other crops like chile, melons, … Continue reading

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First drip-irrigation at Parr Field

The milpa is planted and got much rain last week.  But now it is time to do our part and get the irrigation going.  We laid out the drip lines, connected them to the headers, and connected the headers to … Continue reading

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Special thanks to Judi Cantu

The other day we were making some preparations at Parr Field and here comes Judi Cantu to talk shop through the fence on her way to Town Hall.  Judi Cantu was just elected to the Town of Taos City Council … Continue reading

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Rains bless the Taos Valley

It is awesome when it rains almost immediately after the fields are planted.  This is exactly what has happened to us at Parr Field in two of our three years.  As we were approaching the afternoon on Thursday, we actually … Continue reading

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Planting mostly completed at school garden

Today we had another day of visits by Enos Garcia Elementary to help finish plant the field.  We had another 100-150 students out today and were also able to give them seed packets for our photo contest.  We finished planting … Continue reading

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Final field preparations at Parr Field school garden

Here is a close-up shot of our hiller/furrower attachment in action.  I have to give thanks to a Santa Fe based donation group called “Bread for the Journey” for providing this piece of equipment years ago.  They also provided the … Continue reading

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Constructing a miniature greenhouse

This is a miniature greenhouse that was left partially completed last year as we ran out of funds and time to get it completed then.  So we purchased some brackets and used some existing pipes to complete the structure.  The … Continue reading

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Planting the Parr Field school garden

Today was a big planting day!  When it was all said and done, we planted about half of the field with about 150 students.  We were able to give out as many seed packets for our 2nd annual photo contest. … Continue reading

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More field preparations at Parr Field

Today we work on the third and final growing “bed” of the Parr Field Garden Project.  I say “bed” because I am “rows” type of farmer.  I have read criticisms of the row method in favor of raised beds but … Continue reading

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Ready to plant at Parr Field

After today we are ready to plant the main part of the school garden, our milpa.  You can see the rows look real nice.  We use a hiller/furrower attachment on the back of the tiller to make our rows straight … Continue reading

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