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With the coming of fall, thoughts turn to preserving the fruits of the fields, trees and vines. Northern New Mexico has a long history of food preservation through drying, canning and … more
For Taos gardeners who are excited to welcome the planting season, here are some ideas on how to be ready for the coming warm weather. From starting seeds inside to … more
This is a time of year for celebrating; for welcoming family and friends into our homes. The winter season in Taos is infused with tradition and enriched by the deep faith of its people. Glowing … more
Part of a living system, trees are only as healthy as the soil, water, companion plants, fungi and pollinators that support them. The biggest challenges I see for many trees is that … more
Spanish: Chimajá. English: Spring parsley. One of my very favorite herbs is one that appears in the spring before most anything else begins to turn green. more
Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Anis (Español)Plant family: ApiaceaeThe seeds of anise have a distinct licorice-like flavor that makes them the "must have" flavoring for biscochito holiday cookies … more
In New Mexico folk medicine, oshá de la sierra root is sometimes worn on the boots to repel viboras (rattlesnakes) and kept in the pocket or under the pillow. It is said to repel infection and mal ojo (the evil eye). more
'The congested forests that we are familiar with today are completely unnatural and will not endure, and neither will our … more
In Northern New Mexico, you will see this noticeable member of the mustard family blooming in the spring months of April and May. more
The land and water of Taos Valley have been sustaining human life for more than 10,000 years since the first nomadic people came here. As corn became a bigger part of their diet, the Native people … more
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