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WaterSmart Workshops

Desert Oasis Teaching Gardens, 6400 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 + Google Map

Make the most of your home garden and minimize your water use with a brand new series of FREE WaterSmart Workshops from the Water Authority! From starting seedlings and planning your garden space, to navigating summer heat and pests, you’ll build skills and confidence in growing food at home. Find out more »

Volunteer Days 

Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 9:00am – 11:00am
Desert Oasis Teaching Gardens, 6400 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 + Google Map

Volunteers play an integral role in the daily management of the garden. We provide learning opportunities for our volunteers and strive to highlight the unique skills and passions of involved community members…

Plant Sale & Local Garden Fest

Saturday April 28th
6400 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 + Google Map

Join us for our annual fundraiser and take home a bounty of plants for your own garden! We’ll have other community resources, free compost, local art and food vendors, and more.


Worldwide Travelers: Transferring Crops from Similar Climates

By: Andrew Pick-Roth When planting in the desert, getting your crop to thrive isn’t always a guarantee, let alone getting it to survive. Plants that make their home here have ...
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Beat the Heat: Keeping Plants Alive at the Height of Summer

By: Elisabeth Lawton This past June saw a merciless heat wave sweep through the country, particularly the southwest region of the United States. Here in New Mexico, we reached temperatures ...
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Bottled Sunlight: Making Calendula Salve

By: Tanya Hebert In the middle of winter it can be difficult to remember the vibrant colors of the calendula plant.  The deep oranges, yellows and even whites of this ...
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