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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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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 I.

About a week ago I received notice from our Acequia Commission that we will be starting our acequia cleaning this Friday, March 17.  This is the earliest we gather to clean the acequias in my memory, likely due to our … Continue reading

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Growth and development in our agriculture projects at the Chrysalis School

There is always more activity than we can report, but we like to write about major events in flowering or other surprises.  The picture above shows the third flower we have seen on the hibiscus that was gifted to us … Continue reading

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Growth and development at our Parr Field Garden Project

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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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Preparing garden soil at Parr Field

Thursdays are typically field trip days for Chrysalis Alternative School so today we put the ‘field’ in our field trip by going to Parr Field and making some progress on the soil preparations for next week’s planting activities.  In an … Continue reading

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Youth agriculturalists present at Elementary School

Today we made an opportunity to collaborate with the GRIP gang prevention program to inspire youth into positive activities and relationships around agriculture.  To make our presentation more interesting and relevant to these 5th graders of Ranchos Elementary School, we … Continue reading

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Apricots flowering at Sol Feliz

Our apricot trees started flowering recently.  We inherited a wonderful apricot from my grandparents and were able to graft it to make two more trees (we had three, but one of them died.)  We got another apricot from Tooley’s Trees … Continue reading

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