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Management constraints impact healthy forests for wildlife

Imposing constraints on specific operations of forest treatment to make it compatible with wildlife and other uses can be costly.So, to what extent can constraints be imposed on forest treatment without ending up with an economically unviable … more

Growing inside throughout the year

If all the plants in your outdoor garden were frozen during the last cold spell and you are already craving the taste of fresh herbs and vegetables, there are ways to … more

New hydroponic greenhouse in San Cristobal grows ‘supercharged’ produce

Retired editor and Taos resident Michael Burwell has been wearing a hearing aid since 1998. He had long established a routine in which he removed his hearing aid before going to sleep, after which he … more

Get your dirt working with microbes

"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

Los Jardineros reveals its 2016 ‘Taos Beautiful’ awards

The Los Jardineros Garden Club of Taos recently revealed the winners of its 2016 “Taos Beautiful” awards. The winners are Yucca Plaza, Mariposa Apartments and Debor House and Shops. The three were recognized for their efforts in beautifying … more

Nettles, Stinging Nettles

Ortegilla (Spanish). Family: Urticaceae. Genus/species: Urtica dioica. more

'Taos Community Tree Care Project' underway

The "Taos Community Tree Care Project" is well underway toward growing a healthier tree care program in the town of Taos. Thanks to enthusiastic participation in community meetings, the work of numerous volunteers and … more

Taoseños talk tips for raising backyard chickens

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

Taos Herb: The bitter truth about herbs and digestion

Bitter is a taste that has become so foreign to most of us that when I ask people if they know what tastes bitter, I get answers like “lemons” and “vinegar.” Perhaps you know those as sour tastes — just one of the six basic tastes that … more

Hot, dry cough? Try this featured herb.

• Mullein, miner’s candlestick, velvet plant, blanket leaf • Spanish: punchón, gordolobo • Family: scrophulariaceae (figwort family) • Genus and species: verbascum thapsus Mullein grows throughout the world, growing from sea … more
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