Category Archives: AIRE

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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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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Tree pruning workshop a success

On March 20, 2017, about 20 participants gathered to learn about tree care and the pruning of trees under the instruction of Ben Wright and Paul Bryan Jones.  This workshop was held at the orchards at the Taos Charter School … Continue reading

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Reflections on the 2016 Growing Season

The growing season always begins with watchful hopes of snowpack in the mountains. Many snowfalls that are measured in inches in the Taos Valley are matched with snowfalls that are measured in feet in the high mountains. The last post … Continue reading

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Northern Youth Project visits Sol Feliz Farm

Today we received a visit from some incredible young people from the Abiquiu area that are part of a program called the Northern Youth Project.  With ages ranging from 5 to 14, these young people have been spending the summer … Continue reading

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AIRE presents at Xeriscape Conference

On February 19  I had the opportunity to give a presentation at the Land and Water Summit of the Xeriscape Council of NM.  Visit their website here or at the website xeriscapenm.com.  The conference was awesome.  Peter McBride, a photographer … Continue reading

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Clearing the Garden at Parr Field

Today was the final round of clearing the field at our Parr Field Garden Project.  We want the field to look nice since it is school property and the site is used by the public.  Hopefully there will not be … Continue reading

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Announcing the AIRE 2014 Youth Garden Photo Contest Winner

We are happy to announce this year’s AIRE Youth Garden photo contest winner, Aaliah Gow and her family.  We were able to provide seeds at an event at Enos Garcia Elementary where we were able to meet Aaliah and her … Continue reading

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