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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 ♡

Everything with LOVE.

 Lettuce Grow Farms and Educational Center and the LGF HUBB are excited to announce that we have been given another opportunity to create a growing space that will empower local farmer/growers in the surrounding ares of Taos. We want to encourage others to grow food, to keep it local, reduce waste, price fairly, and help feed the hungry, all while caring for Mother Earth. We are joining in at the old Blossoms property at 118 State Rd 240, Ranchos de Taos, NM. 

As we begin this journey on land that is new to us, we have been doing a lot of observing as we have found this has always proved to be a valuable tool in our tool box. We would have placed so many things in places that may not have worked out so well in the past. 

We have been working with the Town of Taos and Taos County in which we implemented 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 seven years. We look forward to exploring the new property and all that it has to offer. Hope to see you at the farm soon!

Many Blessings!

Julie and Darren Shedko

 Past projects we loved being involved in, feeling blessed!

Designed and created the original Lettuce Grow Farms and Educational Center at 1010 Francis Rd, El Prado NM.

Designed and created the Fechin Food Forest at the Taos Art Museum at the Fechin House, Taos NM.

Thankful for the grants and support given by Los Jardineros for the spiral garden project at the Taos Library and the Fechin Food Forest at the Taos Art Museum. Many thanks to TSV/MOORE Foundation for their grants to the Taos Art Museum for the Fechin Food Forest project. We look forward to working with you in the future.