Legacy Gardens is a 501(c)3 non-profit operating in Espanola, NM, USA providing high quality organic produce, Ayurvedic and native medicinal plants, & flowers grown on the farmland and in an 8600 ft2 geothermal greenhouse for local use, sale, and donation to the broader northern New Mexico community.
The Gardens were developed and managed by horticulturists John York and Shakti Priya Kaur, also providing work for local community members and volunteers. The Gardens are using advanced (and ancient) technologies of geothermal insulation, climate battery operations, and solar power. We have built a 6000 gallon aquaponic pond with koi fish for leafy green crops, producing high nutrient density crop yields in a short amount of time. We have designed a 4 season program for our communities climate battery operated greenhouse that includes plans for integrated pest management, fast crop rotation, and reduced water usage systems. Photo voltaic-powered air circulation will keep the facility cool in the summer and warm in the winter, maintaining optimal sub tropical growing environments year round. We have a Research and Development department directed by Shakti Priya Kaur in order to continue to achieve the best results with soil and crop health, execute tests in nutrient dense techniques to produce the highest nutritional value vegetables available in Northern New Mexico and we have Operations Management and Strategic Planning directed by John York to make sure the overall operations are running optimally, efficiently, and successfully. We will use this model to reproduce efficient and regenerative agricultural practices around the globe, increasing food security and localizing food and medicine systems for communities that need them.