August 2018

Dear DOT Garden Friends,

We hope the summer monsoons have blessed your gardens. We’ve been lucky to have received substantial amounts of rain over the past few weeks and the plants are clearly happy about it. Although high temps earlier in the summer delayed growing, August is truly the peak of garden bounty and beauty.

We’d love to share the abundance with you and hope you can join us for a Community Picnic on August 29th. Bring your family and friends and come mingle with other garden lovers, foodies, & farmers. It’s our way of saying THANK YOU for all the support you give us.

Let’s get outside and play!

--The DOT Garden Crew

Garden tip

Hopefully, the summer monsoons have left a beneficial mark on your landscape. However, with heavy downpours, you may have noticed erosion or even flooding in some areas of your yard. With these rain events clearly visible in your yard, now is a great time to put in simple earthworks for future rain events. Not sure how to read your landscape’s water story? Check out Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands & Beyond by Brad Lancaster.

Upcoming DOT Gardens Events

Community Picnic

Sunday, Aug 19 12-2pm

Let’s celebrate the bounty of the summer with a community picnic! We’ll have a slip-n-slide and water games to help you cool off. More info.

Volunteer Days in the Garden

Every Wednesday & Thursday 8am-12noon

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

Family Garden Fest!

Saturday Sept 8 9-11am

In collaboration with the WUA, join us for a morning of family friendly activities and learning to help make the most of your time outside. Come enjoy a scavenger hunt, take home projects, food sampling, games and more! More info.

Brad Lancaster speaking at Plants of the Southwest

Brad Lancaster, author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, will be speaking in Albuquerque this Friday on planting, stewarding, and feasting from wild food forests where we live, work, and play!

Friday, August 10, 2018, 4pm
Plants of the Southwest
6680 4th St. NW 87107
More info.

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Thank you so much for supporting the Desert Oasis Teaching Gardens!
We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!

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The Desert Oasis Teaching Gardens 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 Gardens 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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