May 2019

Dear DOT Garden Friends,

First and foremost, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support us at our annual Plant Sale & Local Garden Fest at the end of April. The Plant Sale is our primary fundraising event of the year and you all helped us find forever homes for over 3,000 plant starts!

We’d love to see pictures of your garden - tag us on Instagram (@dotgarden) or Facebook so we can see what’s growing. Also, we’ll be hosting a cook-off and recipe contest at our Harvest Festival in September. We can’t wait!

As we wrap up the school year, we’re also saying farewell to our outstanding Sustainability Intern, Serena. While goodbyes are bittersweet, we’re excited to begin the search for our 2019-2020 Sustainability Intern. Check out the link for more info – applications are due by May 31st.

--The DOTG crew

Garden tip

If you are transplanting seedlings into your garden, remember to harden them off before you plant. What does this mean? Whether you’ve been growing your own starts inside your home or have purchased them from elsewhere, your plants need time to adjust to being outside so they don’t go into shock. Simply put them in a shady spot outside for a few hours a day for a few days.

Upcoming DOT Garden Events

Music Under the Pines 

Thursday, May 9

The 6th grade guitar class will be joining us for a concert out in the garden!

Volunteer Days

Wednesdays 9am-12pm

The DOT Garden can always use help and we love our volunteers. Bring your friends, family, or club out for a morning outside!

Sign-up prior to attending is required. Email Tiana Baca to sign up.

Watering During the Heat of the Summer

Saturday, June 8, 9-11am

Part of the WaterSmart series. Learn the basics of different types of irrigation and water saving strategies to beat the heat and help your vegetable garden flourish. Visit for more info.

Our 10-week CSA is OPEN!

Love local produce? Want to support the garden? Sign up for a 10-week CSA share to get garden grown goodies weekly during the heart of the growing season!

Fill out the CSA form here by June 3rd to be entered in the lottery. We’ll reach out to those selected by June 7th.

For more information, contact Tiana Baca at
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The Desert Oasis Teaching Garden is a community education and experiential learning space at Albuquerque Academy where we explore sustainability and growing food in the arid southwest. We take the classroom into nature to investigate innovative ideas for cultivating dryland growing and we share this information across the middle Rio Grande region. The DOT Garden is a space where everyone is welcome to volunteer their time and knowledge to inspire others to fold sustainable living into their lives. We want to support all of Albuquerque becoming more adaptable and resilient.
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