Community Education

For a listing of our most current education opportunities, please see our Events page.

Workshops

Throughout the year, we offer several specialty workshops which allow in depth learning opportunities on specific topics. Whether you’re interested in the particulars of pruning or installing a cistern, or want to learn how to build bat boxes or recycled drip-tape baskets, we’ve got a class for you!
To find out about upcoming workshops, visit our Events page.

Learn-Work Days

Learn-Work Days provide hands-on learning opportunities in the garden, while contributing to garden maintenance and growth. From transplanting and raised bed construction, to irrigation installation and rain water catchment, these work days help us educate our community while meeting the needs of the garden. Learn-Work days occur nearly every month and are open to everyone.
To find out when our next work day is, check out our Events page.

Teacher Outreach

Recognizing the need for teacher specific resources, the DOT Gardens offer workshops, curriculum, and networking opportunities for teachers throughout the Southwest. We provide desert adapted gardening knowledge and curriculum and hands-on training for educators.
For more information, contact our Garden Manager, Tiana Baca at bacat@aa.edu.

Water Smart Gardening Classes

Working in collaboration with the ABC Water Utility Authority, the DOT Gardens host a series of Water Smart Gardening classes throughout the year. These specialized classes provide Albuquerque residents with tangible solutions to water conservation and desert food production. Plus, attendees earn a water rebate from the city!
To find out when the next Water Smart class is, check out our Events page.

Community Lectures

Throughout the year, the DOT Gardens host a series of professional speakers. These community lectures are open to the public and provide interested community members with in-depth knowledge on topics ranging from environmental stewardship and organic farming, to the lore and lure of the world’s hottest peppers.

Learn more about Community Education through our Blog!

 

Planning a Summer Garden – WaterSmart Workshop 2019

We’ve teamed up with the Water Authority to offer a series of new WaterSmart Gardening classes! Check back regularly as we post class content throughout the season. Class: Planting a ...
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Planting a Spring Garden – WaterSmart Workshop 2019

We’ve teamed up with the Water Authority to offer a series of new WaterSmart Gardening classes! Check back regularly as we post class content throughout the season. Class: Planting a ...
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Seed Starting – WaterSmart Workshop 2019

We’ve teamed up with the Water Authority to offer a series of new WaterSmart Gardening classes! Check back regularly as we post class content throughout the season. Class: Seed Starting ...
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Eco-Friendly Gardening Checklist

For many people, gardening is a quiet, relaxing hobby that helps them feel closer to nature. However, many gardening practices don’t positively affect nature to the extent we may believe ...
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Eat the Desert: Elderberry

Written by: Emma Jones Elderberry is a plant closely rooted to human development. With several varieties found across the globe, many communities have used its flowers and berries for medicinal ...
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Cricket Flour Cookies

Written by: Vilheim Piwowarek Many of us Westerners find the very idea of eating insects distasteful but we're in the minority. Insects are eaten in 80% of the worlds countries ...
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