Giving back to Taos

In everything we do.

Taos is at the heart

When you purchase Taos AER, you support Growing Community Now, a program of the nonprofit, A.I.R.E. (Agriculture, Implementation, Research & Education), dedicated to ensuring all youth in Taos Valley have access to fresh, healthy food through farming and nutritional education. Food insecurity and childhood hunger are prevalent issues across the community, and by partnering with Growing Community Now, we are working to help build a healthier future for local children.

In partnership with

Growing Community Now

For 2021, we are dedicating a portion of sales from TaosAER.com to Growing Community Now. Our program donation directly impacts local students from preschool to high school:

<p>Fresh food <br/>on the table</p>

Fresh food
on the table

Supports delivering fresh, organic fruits and vegetables to local families in need through the Backpack Food Program at Enos Garcia Community School and Farm to Family Food Box Program at Taos Pueblo

<p>Organic<br/>Gardening</p>

Organic
Gardening

Creates a hydroponic farming program within Taos High School’s Internship Program, engaging students in the community food chain through their production of vegetables for the USDA School Lunch Program with local farmers

<p>Cooking<br/>Education</p>

Cooking
Education

Provides nutritional cooking classes at the Enos Garcia After School Program, encouraging students to build positive relationships with healthy food at home and in the classroom through hands-on learning

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Committed to putting

People + Planet FIrst

By supporting Growing Community Now, we create positive change for the entire Taos community:

Build the local farming network and regenerates farming practices

Helps establish Taos as a "Farm to School" district

Protects natural pollinator (bee and butterfly) habitats

Supports the local economy

Increases food sovereignty and resilience of the Taos community food chain