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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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