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What does a compost bin look like, anyway? What about a worm-compost bin? In the nearly 25 years I have been teaching people how to compost, I have seen as many ways to compost as ways to eat … more
We are all aware of the ancient cottonwood tree leaning conspicuously to the south on Taos Plaza. It is not intensely large, nor particularly balanced or attractive, yet it is a well-loved member of … 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
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
The chapter in Taos of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico is hosting the annual state conference Sept. 14-17. “The Seed: Past, Present and Future” is the theme of the … more
The scope of what isn't known to science about native bees is far vaster than what is. Over the next several years, one scientist is slowly but surely collecting, pinning, labeling and identifying the little critters in the first major survey of native bees in Northern New Mexico. more
During the month of July, Taos arborists, student interns and volunteers will be traveling through the town, counting, mapping and observing the trees that occupy the town of Taos … more
After getting some warm weather, Taos gardeners are ready to start planting. However, those who have been here for a while know that there are more freezing nighttime temperatures to come and it is … more
The adobe architecture of Taos is what gives the area its visual charm. Imagine Taos without the Pueblo, the church in Ranchos and the Plaza - where would the enchantment be? 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
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