Spring has arrived and we at the Taos Waldorf School are celebrating the rich agrarian culture of Taos and its native peoples. Our vision of student-supported agriculture will help cultivate a holistic appreciation for the land that sustains us all.
Our vision includes:
- An edible market garden that Taos Waldorf students parents and faculty plant and tend, and will eventually harvest, eat, and sell
- A curriculum that emphasizes and explores key principles of gardening and ecology
- Growing native crops such as corn, beans, squash, and chili peppers, which recognize and celebrate our local culture and history
- A landscape alive with pollinators, living fences, livestock, and our worm farm, which is already recycling food scraps and paper waste on-site
- Fostering local rapport through you-pick plots, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, the sale of produce at established grocery stores and farmer’s markets, the development of folk art techniques and supporting various community-wide, garden-focused events on the grounds.
- Growing A Garden Culture Through Student -Supported Agriculture (SSA)
Our 2014 Spring Fund Drive !
Seeding this vision together will boost our annual enrollment drive, encourage exchanges with the greater Taos community, serve as a lush backdrop for local events, and add essential revenue streams to our school.
$10,000 Matching Donation
We have a matching donation of $10,000 for our Spring Giving Campaign! This means your donation — of any amount —- goes twice as far! Your support will:
- Lay the needed foundations for our edible garden
- Give our teachers resources to integrate the grounds and gardens into their curriculum
- Revitalize our connection with the land, bringing
- Together students and the school’s wider community through our unique and vibrant grounds.