In the summer of 2020, the Taos Land Trust, in collaboration with community partners, built and distributed 80+ planting-ready 4×8 garden boxes – complete with soil, irrigation equipment, hoop house coverings, and seed – to families in our community.
For several years, we have been working to build food security in Taos through a number of efforts, from our Working Lands Resiliency Initiative, the Healthy Soils Initiative, the Equipment Rental Program, and the Young Farmers Program we run in cooperation with Vista Grande High School. The Community Garden Box program is one part of that larger effort. We offer these planter boxes free of charge to elders, families with children, and other interested community members.
In the summer of 2021, we will build and deliver 60 more garden boxes to members of the Taos community. We will also work with the 80 families who received boxes last summer to make any necessary repairs and to ensure the boxes are meeting their full potential.
Coming Soon! Tips and Tricks for a Successful Garden Box!