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I first became aware that many people in Taos raise chickens when my new neighbors broughttheir birds over from their previous house. They built the chicken pen up against our shared fence, which … more
Ortegilla (Spanish). Family: Urticaceae. Genus/species: Urtica dioica. more
This winter is bringing a wide variety of birds to Santa Fe backyards. Here are a few common questions I've been hearing lately.Question: What is the large bird … more
Plant blindness is the inability to see or notice the plants in one's own environment, leading to the inability to recognize the importance of plants in the biosphere and in human affairs. more
Want to become a master at gardening?Whether you are a beginner or have been gardening for years, learn more about growing produce in the Taos County high desert. The classes will cover plant … more
Although much of the late fall and early winter has been mild, the nights have been cold, below freezing, and we've seen little precipitation. As a result, birds don't have much to … more
Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Anis (Español)Plant family: ApiaceaeThe seeds of anise have a distinct licorice-like flavor that makes them the "must have" flavoring for biscochito holiday cookies … more
This is a time of year for celebrating; for welcoming family and friends into our homes. The winter season in Taos is infused with tradition and enriched by the deep faith of its people. Glowing … more
This fall has been a terrific time for watching backyard birds. Not only are we seeing a large number of birds, but the variety has been wonderful. In the fall we normally see more jays, juncos, … more
"If we are to achieve long-term stability in our agricultural systems, it may be advantageous for us to start emulating the composting actives of nature and our ancestors," said David C. Johnson, the creator of a new way to compost. more
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