About Us

Julie Shedko received certification in Permaculture Design from the Permaculture Institute in New Mexico and was co-taught by Scott Pittman and Larry Santoyo. Scott, one of the foremost teachers of permaculture in the US, has taught worldwide on four continents. Scott also co-taught with the founder of permaculture Bill Mollison, and helped to establish permaculture movement. Larry Santoyo is among the most experienced Permaculture Designers and Educators in the US and has taught environmental design at colleges and universities nationwide. 

Julie was teacher certified in Permaculture by Peter Bane, Goodheart, and Sandy Cruz. She taught  a course in the Home Scale Food Production Series on Permaculture at Colorado State University. Julie also completed a course in Seed School Training with Bill McDorman, the executive director of Native Seeds/Search. Bill has over 30 years experience saving and selling seeds.

Darren Shedko has a degree in horticulture from Colorado State University. He has been a landscape supervisor for the past 22 years and has extensive irrigation knowledge.


We really enjoy working together and
with our community! Everything we do,
​we do with LOVE ♡

Lettuce Grow Farms and Educational Center is a family operated farm in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. We currently live on one acre and are just observing the land as we just moved onto this new property recently.


We currently are very motivated and excited to be collaborating with Taos Library, Zia Queen Bees, Taos Art Museum at Fechin House on growing food in public places. :) 


We also have been working with the Town of Taos and Taos County and Ace Hardware to implement an Intergraded Pest Management Plan for the use of Town and County when dealing with a pest on public lands. This means less spraying of pesticides and herbicides and other avenues are explored and tried before using a potentially harmful spray. We encourage our community to join in and do the same on your land. 


Thank you all for your support of LGF over the last six years. We look forward to exploring our new property and growing food here, as well as working with our community. 


Many Blessings!






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Everything with LOVE.