Life Is Like an Onion

What does interdependence look like?  Let’s peel back the layers.

  Little onions wait out a late frost in LCF

Little onions wait out a late frost in LCF

February- 7th and 8th graders at Roots and Wings (RWCS) plant 11,000 "candy" onion starts at school.  During science class they water the plants and compare the progress of starts germinated in potting soil vs. regular dirt.

May- RWCS Students spend a week on Sangre de Cristo Youth Ranch (SCYR) during the school’s annual Passage experience.  Students plant the onion sets out in the Lama Community Farm (LCF is a CSA started by RWCS students).

  Onion project advisor Farmer Daniel takes delivery of 6,000 onion sets for Cerro Vista Farm (largest local CSA)

Onion project advisor Farmer Daniel takes delivery of 6,000 onion sets for Cerro Vista Farm (largest local CSA)

June-Community Farm members weed the rows.

July- Campers at SCYR tend the onions, and eat a few during the residential summer camp.  Campers sell produce at Taos Farmer’s Market, feeding the people of Taos.

September- 5th and 6th graders, studying the meaning of community, harvest the big onions.  Bulbs are weighed to complete the soil experiment.  Data is reviewed in planing for next season on the Community Farm.  Onions are distributed to LCF shareholders, including RWCS students and families.