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Upcoming agriculture events

Is your acequia looking for money to repair ditches? Worried about meeting state requirements for an audit? Check out the upcoming workshop sponsored by the New Mexico Acequia … more

Spring cleaning: Refreshing your home and garden

With the lengthening of days, we begin to feel more energy.The pineal gland located at the base of the brain receives more light through the retina of our eyes, which signals the human … more

Urge Congress to ban pesticide chlorpyrifos

One of the biggest failings of the new Environmental Protection Agency in the current administration under Secretary Scott Pruitt has been the refusal to ban the deadly pesticide, chlorpyrifos. more

Year-round abundance at Ted's Greenhouse

Walking into this Des Montes greenhouse is like stepping through a secret magical door into another reality where it is hot and wet and green, more jungle than desert. more

Tea from escoba de la vibora helps ailments

Escoba de la vibora blooms bright yellow in September and October in northern New Mexico. You will notice it out in the dry places where chamiso (sagebrush) has been cleared and in overgrazed areas. more

Exploring the ancient art of naming plants

Now that we are well into winter and can't see many wildflowers, although thanks to the warm temps they are blooming at lower elevations already, let's consider the wildflowers of summer and how they … more

Driest winter in three decades challenges Taos tree community

Walking outside Wednesday (Feb. 7), the weather felt like spring instead of winter. Yes, this winter has had some freezing nights, but overall it's been more spring-like and dry. This soil dryness … 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

Nettles, Stinging Nettles

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

Getting to know our wintertime bird friends

This winter is bringing a wide variety of birds to Santa Fe backyards. Here are a few common questions I've been hearing lately.Question: What is the large bird … more
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