August 2019

Dear DOT Garden Friends,

Steady rains have finally arrived at the garden – just in time to quench thirsty plants and offer us all slightly cooler days. Just as the garden is coming into fullness, we’re also getting ourselves ready for school to start once more. It’s hard to believe summer break is already almost over! We’ve said farewell to most of our student interns but keep your eyes on the blog to check out new posts they wrote during their time with us.

Also, we’re thrilled to announce our first annual Harvest Fest! Save the date for Sept 7th and join us for an evening of celebration and abundance. We’ll have cooking demos, a varietal tasting, food trucks, games, artisans, farmers, music and more!

—The DOTG crew

Garden tip

Thinking of planting a fall garden? Now is a great time to acquire seeds or start seedlings to transplant out in the coming months. Summer feels like it’s just getting going but fall will be here in no time!

Upcoming DOT Garden Events

Prickly Pear Festival   

Saturday, August 31,

We'll be hosting a prickly pear varietal tasting as well as selling our prickly pear products at this first annual festival at Three Sisters Kitchen. More info at

Volunteer Days

Wednesdays 8am-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 Bacato sign up.

Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 7, 5-8pm

Save the Date!
Family friendly event will include harvest & cooking demos, food sampling, natural dyeing, take-home projects, games, recipe contest, music, and more! 
Visit for more info.

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We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!

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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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