Author Archives: Miguel

About Miguel

Miguel Santistevan is a researcher, educator, and advocate for traditional agriculture crops and systems.

Reflections on the 2018 growing season in Taos, New Mexico. Part 2.

When it came to the unexpected expense of fixing my tiller, I thought I might do some fundraising since the tiller was ultimately a personal expense that has benefit several non-profit and community efforts over the years. So I created … Continue reading

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Reflections on the 2018 growing season in Taos, New Mexico. Part 1.

It is becoming an annual tradition to reflect on the growing season in this blog. Writing this helps me close and reflect upon the season and prepare for the next one. I also hope that the documentation of this information … Continue reading

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Reflections on the 2017 growing season

It can be said that the 2017 growing season actually started in the Fall of 2016 with the planting of garlic in late September, late October, and early November.  This year we were able to prepare the soil and plant … Continue reading

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Dryland garden care and summer pruning workshop planned for August 1, 2017.

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Dryland three-sisters garden created at school

On Saturday, May 6, about 12 people came to learn about possibilities in dryland agriculture and help implement a ‘three-sisters’ garden in the arroyo next to the Taos Charter School.  This workshop and garden was the second in a series … Continue reading

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Permaculture workshop planned to create a school garden 5/6/2017

A Taos non-profit organization Agriculture Implementation Research & Education (AIRE) is coordinating a workshop in the basics of Permaculture and arid-lands agriculture. The workshop is a collaboration between AIRE, the National Immigrant Farming Initiative (NIFI), the Los Jardineros Garden Club, … Continue reading

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Acequia cleaning 2017. Part II.

Every year is different in terms of the length of the irrigation season. We actually got some snow yesterday, March 24, and made me wonder if our scheduled acequia cleaning would be cancelled.  But like they say around here, “If … Continue reading

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