Spring is almost here, and that means we’re entering seasons of growth—specifically our Seasons of Growth Learning Series here at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Through this program now in its second year, anyone and everyone can come experience Pueblo agricultural practices firsthand on the third Sunday of each month by digging into our Resilience Garden, working the soil, planting seeds, and cultivating crops.
For years, the garden just north of the museum allowed visitors to take a self-guided tour, immersing themselves in the sights, smells, and textures of traditional farming in person. Then, last year, these classes offered visitors the chance to actually get their hands dirty and learn through their own experiences.
Discussions are led by our Cultural Education Specialist, Bettina Sandoval of Taos Pueblo, and guest speakers, but everyone is welcome to jump in, asking and answering each other’s questions on subjects ranging from ancient techniques to the details of ongoing seed swaps.
The Seasons of Growth series will focus on a different aspect of tradition and agriculture during each gathering. Seasons of Growth will officially kick off on Sunday, March 18, when participants of all ages and backgrounds come together to get to know each other and the land. This year’s first session will cover the basics of composting, including different methods and best practices, featuring guest speaker John Zarola of the Bernalillo County Master Composter Program.
We hope you’ll join us in the months ahead as spring bursts into full bloom and the weather continues to warm. Those who attend at least three classes are invited to join in a farm-to-table meal in October after we harvest the fruits of our labor! Learn more about Seasons of Growth with the links below, then get in touch with Bettina at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot in the class or classes of your choice.
We plant tiny seeds now, knowing that over time they’ll grow into great benefits that we can reap for the whole community. Show your support for educational programs like these by planting your own seed: donate to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center today.