Seeding the Raised Beds

A couple of days ago, Ms. Dixon, Maggie and I began to plan what seeds to plant within the Raised Beds. Initially, it was a very daunting task, as we were unsure of where to plant each type of seed. So, we then began to organize the seeds into groups, where each group would be…

Highlighting Local Farms

As a young farmer within the Desert Oasis Garden, I thought that it would be beneficial to educate myself, and my biology classmates of our city’s agricultural scene. Below, I have highlighted a couple of organic farms within Albuquerque. As the season of summer approaches, I will make an effort to visit these farms, meet their…

Desert Oasis Garden: Seeding and Construction

I have recently been working on implementing my research on small farming and plant pairing into my school’s sustainable garden. Before we started working on anything though, we needed to have the correct foundation to grow on. I worked with Ms. Dixon and my partner, Greta, to help construct a flat surface for the beds…

Fun Finds in “Edible” Magazine

In the latest edition of Edible Magazine, a magazine that features how food in New Mexico is being grown and produced, there is quite the interesting section on La Moñanita Co-op. Run by five women, La Moñanita gives the chance to all New Mexicans to have a much greater influence on what they are eating…

Female Farmer Spotlight

In the most recent issue of Edible, New Mexico’s local food magazine, there is a three-page spread highlighting women within our state’s agricultural scene. As a student farmer of the Desert Oasis Teaching Garden, I thought it would be beneficial to skim the biographies of each grower. Mona Angel was one of these growers, and had…