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Thank you from a farm endeavor growing in Taos County

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Lettuce Grow Farms and the LGF HUBB are full of gratitude as we start into our seventh growing season in Taos County! Thank you for your love and support over the years. We are excited to continue to collaborate with Taos local businesses around growing food, keeping it local, sharing the abundance, while caring for mother earth.

We will continue to grow food on the new land (to us) in Ranchos de Taos as well as at the Taos Library in the spiral garden. LGF HUBB will purchase produce from local farmers and redistribute it here in the Taos community to restaurants, stores, and to community members through our BAG-O-FOOD program. We are offering a program at the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, Saturdays 10 a.m.-12, May 20 - July 8, a Junior Master Gardeners Program for children in grades 3 – 5 will teach horticulture and environmental science through fun and creative activities.

We are excited to share our latest adventure which started last year when we teamed up with Taos Art Museum at Fechin House to create the Fechin Food Forest. Nicolai Fechin’s interest in and knowledge of gardening made the palette of the already beautiful Fechin gardens a perfect place for the creation of the food forest. The Taos community was invited each Sunday last year into the gardens to begin observing the land and learning about what a food forest is. In the fall of 2016 Taos Art Museum and Lettuce Grow Farms applied for grants and are excited to announce that we received funding from The Taos Ski Valley Foundation of NM and Los Jardineros Garden Club to continue this project. So grateful, thank you!

We are now ready for the 2017 season in the Fechin Food Forest, the only thing missing is you and your family! Join us Saturday April 29, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. for the opening, which is also the public opening of the Museum’s special exhibition of artwork by that supreme outdoorsman, W. Herbert “Buck” Dunton. There will be discussion about the life of bees and how their travels and their ability to enrich our lives and our environment in the Fechin Studio. Joaquin Rose will have his painted rocks for sale for his passion for wildlife and conservation, donating all proceeds to the New Mexico Wildlife Center. We can’t give it all away, so join us for this family fun event and every Sunday starting May 7 fro 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. to participate in creating the community Fechin Food Forest. The Fechin Food Forest will engage people of all ages in the art of sustainable food culture—oh, and all the food grown and the parking are free!

For more information regarding programs or volunteering please contact Julie Shedko at (970) 376-7783, visit us at lettucegrowfarm.com or (575) 758-2690 ext 103, email museum@taosartmuseum.org.

As we meander through this season we hope to see you and your family, many blessings, so much to be excited about.

The Shedkos own and operate Lettuce Grow Farms.

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