Miguel Santistevan

Miguel Santistevan is a Middle School Math Teacher at Taos Integrated School of the Arts. He
has taught for 9 years in the Public Schools and has also taught classes for UNM-Taos and
Northern New Mexico College. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology and
Agriculture Ecology and certifications in Permaculture and ZERI design. His research interests
are in the adaptation of crops and traditional acequia-irrigated and dryland agricultural systems
of the Upper Rio Grande and Sangre de Cristo mountains over which he has written many
articles and given many presentations including the Bioneers, the Green Festival, and the
International Ethno-Biology Congress. He is an educator, seed saver, researcher of acequias and
resilience, and radio producer of “;¬°Que Vivan las Acequias!” He lives in Taos on his 1-acre
acequia-irrigated farm with his wife and two daughters.


Contact me at: miguels@tisataos.org