Students Learn Firsthand About Growing Food

Rocky Mountain Youth CorpsA 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 this 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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