2019 water smart workshops
WHEN: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. (see the dates below)
WHERE: The Desert Oasis Teaching Garden at the Albuquerque
Academy, 6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE
WHAT TO BRING: Notebook, water bottle, sun hat, sunscreen
Call 842-WATR (9287) and select Option 4 to speak to a member of our water conservation team. No need to register in advance!
March 2 – Seed Starting
Basics of starting your own seedlings for transplanting, making potting mix, navigating seed catalogues, planning for
March 9 – Planting an Early Spring Garden
Amending your soil, transplanting and direct seeding cold hardy plants, how to use row cover for season extension.
March 30 – Planning Your Summer Garden
How to plan your own vegetable garden, companion planting, spacing, irrigation needs, maps/drawings
April 6 – Planning Your Summer Garden
How to plan your own vegetable garden, companion planting, spacing, irrigation needs, maps/drawings.
June 8 – Watering During the Heat of the Summer
Different types of irrigation and water saving strategies to beat the heat and help your vegetable garden flourish.
July 6 – Pest & Disease Management
Troubleshooting common vegetable garden pests and diseases, how to identify, prevent, and treat.
July 13 – Seed Saving
Basics on seed saving from your own vegetable garden, avoiding cross-pollination, collection, cleaning, and storage.
September 7 – Harvest Festival
Celebrate the harvest season and learn how to make the most of your garden bounty. Family friendly activities, take-home projects, food sampling, games, and more. Local experts to offer activities and educational opportunities.