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Springtime and summer mean weeds. For a lot of people, that means pulling out the chemical herbicide to spray the plants into submission instead of the hard work of pulling the weeds out by the roots. But those … more
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Your surroundings, particularly your home, may have something to do with it. Feng shui consultant Sheryl Bhame talks about how this traditional Chinese art of harmonious … more
Terror of the earth, goat's head sticker, puncture vine (English)Tríbulo (Spanish)Tribulus terrestris (genus/species)Zygophyllaceae (family)You might think that you don't know Tribulus terrestris, a flat-ground-hugging little plant with yellow … more
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
"For bees, the flower is the fountain of life;For flowers, the bee is the messenger of love."- Kahlil Gibran, poetThe relationship that bees have with flowers is very much like the … more
Guest speakerGeorge Miller, president of the Albuquerque chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico, will be the guest speaker for our monthly meeting on May 17 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom of Kit Carson … more
Yerba del manzo is a plant that grows throughout the Southwestern United States in swampy areas. This is an amazing medicinal herb with many properties. First of all, it is an astringent; … more
Spring and early summer are a fine time to go wildcrafting in Northern New Mexico, the fine art and science of gathering nature's bounty in their natural habitat. It means knowing where and in which seasons to find certain herbs and edible plants. … more
One look around our surrounding landscape will affirm that trees play an important role in the Taos community. They are enduring symbols in our culture and create the ecological context for many of our lives and identities, yet truth be … more
The luminous light of the Southwest, along with the mountains and mesa vistas that surround us, make Taos a beautiful place to live. Bringing the light and views in and using local material, such as adobe, create a distinctive look to the homes here … more
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