Lessons From Our Garden

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Tie-Dye With Native Plants

By: Tanya Hebert On a beautiful fall day back in October, the 6th grade Environmental Club took a walk to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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So you want to save seeds? A brief guide to the mess-ups you’ll make:

With a growing interest in seed saving over the past few years, it’s not uncommon to stumble across local seed ...
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Rainwater Cisterns Installed at DOT Garden

A keystone element of sustainability is water conservation and, for a desert garden, rainwater collection is paramount. The DOT Garden ...
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