Las Cumbres Community Services - Garden at the Taos County Juvenile Detention Center - $1,650 This project will create a vegetable and flower garden in the juvenile detention center. The project will serve primarily as an educational opportunity for the juveniles who are housed in the detention center. There is also the component of creating a beautiful space within the detention center that can serve as a space for residents of the facility to meet with probation and counselors. The detention center would also like to construct benches for residents to meet with service providers, when appropriate.
Three Sisters Garden at Taos Charter School $2,000 This grant was provided to Agriculture Implementation Research and Education (AIRE) to create a "three sisters" garden in the arroyo at each of the terraces defined by the flood control check dams east of Taos Charter School. The arroyo garden will demonstrate a Native American agriculture technique that was common to this area in pre-Hispanic times. The tree pruning workshop is in collaboration with the Heartwood Coalition to maintain the fruit trees that currently exist at two sites to the east side of the school and surrounding the arroyo.
The Fechin Food Forest - $4,000 The
Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, in partnership with Lettuce Grow Farms
and Education Center will develop the Fechin Food Forest to inspire and
engage the public in permaculture and the cultivation of healthy, free
food for the public. The goal of the food forest is to engage families,
school groups and visitors of all backgrounds in observing,
appreciating and cultivating these precious food sources and sharing
their produce. The garden produces fruits,
vegetables, herbs, flowers and fungi in a layered forest. It will
attract bees, birds, butterflies and other pollinators. It will include
a beehive, which will provide honey. All food is free to the public