Cathy Hope: Arriving, Gardening, Building, and Departing

In this segment of Voices de Aquí, long-time resident of the Latir area Cathy Hope reflects on thirty years of high desert gardening, arriving in a new place and moving on. Cathy moved away from the area in 2021 and we are grateful she was willing to share some of her reflections on living here.

Thank you Cathy Hope, for sharing your memories and experiences in this place; it is a gift to those listening now and in the future. Your memories add to our understanding and appreciation of Latir and Questa areas.

We’re listening together to the voices of our neighbors; every week we share a different short story from our community with Voices de Aquí. Join us for the short broadcasts at Questa Farmers Market on Sundays this summer or here, on our website.

Huge thanks to our collaborators at Questa Farmers Market, Gaea McGahee and all the musicians at the market for allowing us to plug into their sound system to broadcast the Voices de Aquí weekly segments.

We are also grateful to our funders! Voices de Aquí is made possible by support from the LANL Foundation Community Outreach Grant, Chevron Grants for Good and Taos Community Foundation IMPACT Grant.