Coming together and planting hope and gratitude for Mother Earth and future generations.

National Tree Planting Event: Labor Day Weekend: Sept. 2-4th


Dry Climate Trees

Meet Drought Consultant John Pruit, veteran petroleum geologist who has combined his geological expertise with ancient Peruvian irrigation techniques. John’s innovative solutions are now in high demand, as he consistently produces flourishing trees and abundant gardens in drought conditions.

"There are lots of possibilities for growing trees in dry climates. In my area in New Mexico, there were people here hundreds of years before us who had flourishing gardens in equally dry times. Every circumstance, every landscape, is a little different. But there are lots of possibilities for strategies to collect water — or direct water — in such a way that it can nourish healthy gardens and healthy trees. The real power in any situation is the people who actually are engaged and are working to make things happen — to make changes. There’s no limit to the number of productive approaches when people get together and work for a common goal. Possibilities are endless. Enthusiasm can be endless — but we have to be open to it by working with people who we may never otherwise have occasion to encounter in our daily lives. We join together in our common goals and we learn from our differences. People have various skills and talents. Together, we can solve a lot of problems.

The opportunity of this time is to come together.

People talk about NM being a dry climate. And it is, relatively. And there other places in the world where the climate is much dryer - where people have found ways to utilize the water resources they have to grow crops, grow trees, and make good use of the water. It’s not impossible. It requires imagination and the willingness to work together to accomplish things."

-- John Pruit

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A 1971 MS Geology graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, John’s 45 year career in petroleum geology took him to remote locales in 4 countries on 3 continents in addition to extensive work in western North America, including Alaska. John grew up gardening and tending a 20 acre apple orchard in the dry climate of southern New Mexico. Information acquired about Inca farming and water management practices on a 2009 trip to Peru generated a flash of insight that led John to recognize sound geologic understanding behind the success of Inca terrace farming techniques. His native curiosity and desire to be surrounded at home by lush and colorful garden shade by productive fruit tress led him to adapt Inca principles to his conditions in Taos to maximize water conservation, minimize runoff and evaporation while nourishing thriving trees and gardens. By his own account, John has succeeded beyond his wildest imagination.