Tag Archives: School garden

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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Growth and development at our Parr Field Garden Project

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Cultivation at our school garden

Unlike yesterday’s workshop on cultivating weeds in the garlic patch, today’s effort was a walk in the park!  The weeds at Parr Field are so small that weeding them is easy to the point where a stir-up hoe is all … Continue reading

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A return to the summer camp for seed activities

Today we return to Mesa Vista Schools near Ojo Caliete to support their summer “camp” program with agriculture activities.  Last Wednesday we constructed a 4′ by 4′ raised bed and planted radishes, carrots, and lettuce.  This Wednesday we will give … Continue reading

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The “three sisters” emerge at school garden

This is the awesome time of year when we exclaim from our heart: IT WORKED!!!  ITS ALIVE!!!  WE DID IT!!! This photo shows maize (corn) on the left, squash in the middle, and beans on the right.  The battery in … Continue reading

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Raised bed garden at summer camp

Today was an awesome day for the expansion of AIRE’s summer activities and the fulfillment of our mission “To Gather the People and Plant the Fields.”  We are expanding our repertoire to include implementation of the “Square Foot Gardening” method … 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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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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Checking out Parr Field

While we were planting garlic, it dawned on us that we still had some hoses, tools, and crops out at Parr Field.  So here we are tidying up the field and getting the last of our crops.  As we plan … Continue reading

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