Community Education

For a listing of our most current education opportunities, please see 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 Director, Heidi Anderson, andersonh@aa.edu.

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.

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 Last modified on April 29, 2020 by DOT Garden team Elderberry is a plant closely rooted to human development. With several varieties found across the globe, ...
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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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