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You say potato, they say potatoes

Regenerative agriculture is an approach to farming that enriches the soil rather than depleting it. more

Herb of the month: Golden crownbeard, goldweed

Añil del muerto, a plant with bright yellow flowers and blue-green leaves, begins blooming near the end of July and throughout most of August in Northern New Mexico. more

Designing a conservation strategy for rare plant species

Did you know 235 rare and endangered plant species live in New Mexico? Of these, 109 species occur only in New Mexico and nowhere else in the world. more

Fall is upon us, so it's time to plant those trees

September and October are the prime time for fall planting and preparing your trees for the winter months. If trees are not properly taken care of over the winter, they can die or come back weak in … more

Keeping birds happy, healthy in the heat

Bird activity at local backyards has been strong this summer. Hummingbird activity in particular is off the charts right now. Here are a few mid-summer frequently … more

Growing a community farmers market

The Taos Farmers Market was one of the open-air markets that got its start in the early 1970s."The Taos market operated for the first time in 1972 and was considered successful," according to an … more

Mulling over mullein

The flowers are effective for lower respiratory inflammation and especially useful for a hot, dry cough, encouraging moist secretions and helping to relax spasms. more

Top tips for growing healthy trees in Taos

Like humans, trees can become sick. But unlike humans, trees do not have specialized cells to fight off diseases. So, it is important to do what you can to improve the health of your … more

Wildflowers of the Agua Sarca Trail

Seventeen members of the Taos Chapter of Native Plant Society of New Mexico hiked the Agua Sarca trail (near Sipapu) on July 29 and were delighted to identify more than 60 species of wildflowers and … more

Fechin Gardens: peace and tranquility in the town of Taos

Hidden behind the stately former home of artist Nicholai Fechin a beautiful new garden waits to be discovered. Water bubbles over a small boulder into a … more
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