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Volunteer Days

Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 9:00am – 12:00pm
Desert Oasis Teaching Gardens, 6400 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 + Google Map

img_6044-sqInterested in lending a hand at the garden? Join us for our weekly volunteer days! We are a year-round garden which means there’s always something you can get involved in. Volunteers can come either day for the full or partial time period. For more info on volunteering contact Tiana Baca at or (505) 828-3164.

Winter Break

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 – Tuesday, January 3, 2017

First-SnowNo classes or volunteer days during this time.

Composting Workshop

January 28, 2017 @ 10:00am – 1:00pm
Desert Oasis Teaching Gardens, 6400 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 + Google Map

compostJoin us for an interactive workshop on the basics of successful home-scale composting in the desert! We’re teaming up with Master Composters to help you dig into the foundations of composting. You’ll get a chance to build a pile system, experiment with several other composting options…


Encouraging Mycorrhizal Growth in Soil to Conserve Water

In order to conserve water in our garden, it is recommended to encourage mycorrhizal growth. But, first off, what is mycorrhiza? Mycorrhiza is a type of fungus that has developed ...
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Abundance in the Desert: The Beauty of Winter Storms

While winter storms provided a unique set of challenges, they often bring with them a blessing: water. The past few weeks have been exceptionally moist here in New Mexico. Rainfall ...
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Gardening on the Dark Side

While winter may not officially arrive until the middle of the month, frosted plants and frozen ground are sure signs of its arrival. Our winter greens are still cozy under ...
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