What's New in farm to school
We trained six local high school interns who work on 4 of our garden projects over the summer.
Intern Paul, from the Taos Pueblo harvests lettuce from the FarmHouse Garden.
High School Interns at work on the farms
Jerome, Michael and Paul are all currently interning with our Farm to School Program and working at the FarmHouse Garden, Enos Garcia garden at Parr Field and in the new high tunnel greenhouse at Arroyo's del Norte in Arroyo Seco. Our farm manager, Maura has been leading and instructing them on laying drip irrigation, planting, weeding and harvesting.
Top Left - Parr Field; Bottom Left - FarmHouse Garden; Right - Arroyo's del Norte
Horno repair at taos middle school
Students help Geronimo Romero, who has been baking in and building Horno's in the Taos Pueblo for his whole life. The Horno at Taos Middle School has been in disrepair for years, but now we're looking forward to cooking in the Horno for years to come. Mrs. Holle's 8th grade class helped to mix clay, straw and water together to form the adobe.
Geronimo surveys the Orno before repair. (bottom)
Thanksgiving carrots for all!
This week schools in the Taos Municipal School District Cafeterias hosted a delicious Thanksgiving meal for families and community members. Taos Farm to School passed out local carrots (grown by Angel Ortiz) to each student and family members in schools across Taos county, including; Arroyos Del Norte, Enos Garcia Elementary, and Ranchos de Taos Elementary School.
Students enjoying the local carrots (bottom)
fall festival at taos charter school
200 K-8 students celebrated the end of the harvest season at Taos Charter School by making apple cider, sampling blue corn atole, learning to hand making corn tortillas and saving seeds for spring planting. Thanks to our sponsors, A.I.R.E, and
Students sampling handmade corn tortillas and beans, prepared by Farmhouse Café (top).
Building a future
At Ranchos de Taos Elementary School, students have been building garden beds with the support of Growing community Now, a project of A.I.R.E.. The students are laying a foundation for a strong future of growing food at their school. In addition to building garden beds, the students at Ranchos received cooking classes, where they made kale smoothies and from scratch applesauce with local apples.
Students learn how to use a drill and assemble garden boxes (bottom)