Students Learn Firsthand About Growing Food

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

A great partnership between Taos’ Chrysalis Alternative School and the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps has come to fruition with the building and gardening of their new 26′ Growing Dome. Thanks to an article from The Taos News we get to share with you their outstanding progress.

“Students at Taos’ Chrysalis Alternative School are learning about agriculture and local history while enjoying the fruits of their labors this spring.

Students have been working in a ‘Grow Dome’ for several months as part of their agricultural curriculum, headed by Miguel Santistevan and with the help of his Agricultural Implementation, Research and Education (AIRE) group. The dome was constructed last fall with the help of Rocky Mountain Youth Corps and funding from AmeriCorps and the Kellogg Foundation, according to information from the Youth Corps.

“Rocky Mountain Youth Corps hopes that greenhouses and Grow Domes become a common sight in Taos,” an announcement from Rocky Mountain Youth Corps states. ‘We look forward to supporting this type of project in the future.'”

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Read more about the Taos Academy GROW project

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Kyle joined the Growing Spaces team in 2015, and enjoys being involved in all the exciting projects and developments happening around here!I graduated from Pagosa Springs High School in 2009 and moved to Gunnison, Colorado to pursue a degree in Environmental Studies. After graduating from Western State Colorado University, I moved back to my home town Pagosa Springs. Since moving back home in 2013, I have been working to develop a farm in Arboles. In my spare time, one may find me backpacking in the wilderness, cruising on a mountain bike, slacklining in the park, or skiing Wolf Creek. I also enjoy creating art when I am not outdoors. The mediums that I enjoy working with are yarn, canvas and paint, and clay. I have been experimenting with aquapoinics and am always excited to share knowledge on the subject with others. I joined the Growing Spaces team in 2015, and enjoy being involved in all the exciting projects and developments happening around here!

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