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cultivation cohort

K-4th grade

second & fourth saturdays

GOLDEN mean mentors

high school students

ANY TWO saturdaYS

cultivation cohort

K-4th grade

first & third saturdays


There will be 16 spaces available for each age group. Registration opens in March, yet all interest and inquiry is welcome presently.  

​  Lettuce Grow Farms is the grateful recipient of the ​Los Jardineros Gardening Club grant. 

In the spring of 2014, we will be installing a Spiral Garden adjacent to the public library. This garden will: Serve library programs, be accessible to walking school field trips, and be the center of a dynamic series of permaculture classes available to the K-8th community. These classes will be free and available to Taos youth K-8th, beginning in May of 2014. We are seeking students K-8th to register for bi-monthly classes. Curriculum will be aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and will be publically available for parents and educators. These interdisciplinary permaculture classes will have a strong inquiry and experiential learning focus.

K-8th students to participate in the Cultivation Cohort.
Students will be responsible for:

»  Spiral garden design, plant installation, and garden maintenance

»  Learning about seasonal changes and local ecology

»  Practice collaborative and inquiry based learning 

»  On-going participation in bi-monthly permaculture classes

Lettuce Grow Farms is currently recruiting 12 high school students to comprise the Golden Mean: A wise and supportive group of mentors to teach, facilitate, and inspire discovery-based learning in a small group setting.   Mentors will commit to co-teaching two Saturday classes a month, and participate in monthly collaborative trainings beginning in February.  This is an ideal opportunity for high school students seeking a meaningful, cutting edge, and relevant community service project.

Recruiting High School students to participate as Golden Mean Mentors.
Students will be responsible for:

»  Planning, measuring, and designing the spiral garden

»  Help select seed specimens for garden

»  Start seeds in our Passive Solar Greenhouse

»  Recruit K-8th Spiral Cohort 

»  Design and teach discovery-based permaculture curriculum

It is our hope and dream to have representation from as many Taos schools as possible! Lettuce Grow Farms has a vision to create a revolutionary place for learning and the practice of permaculture; we hope the youth of Taos can activate this vision.

Spiral Garden Project