Food Forest Garden at RED

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Food Forests are efficient in design as they mimic natural ecologies. The many benefits in the design includes reducing evaporation through the shade of a canopy and understory layer, increasing a diversity in yield, building edge for habitat, and building soil macro/micro nutrients. Check out Lobo Gardens facebook event page for more information on this project! Hope to see you there.
*The trees will be delivered next week, for now we are designing and preparing the beds. Please get involved in the process, hope to see you there!
Bed Preparation days-Design Work
Thu 6/13: 7-10AM, 7-9PM
Fri 6/14: 7-10AM, 7-9PM
Saturday Workshop 9AM-11AM: Mulching and Green Manure, Compost Tea

Bed Prep & Tree Planting Days-
Mon 6/19: Bed Prep 7-10AM, 7-9PM
Tue 6/18: Bed prep 7-10AM, 7-9PM
Wed 6/19: 7-10AM, 7-9PM
Thur 6/20: 7-10AM, 7-9Pm

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Food Forest UNM

Lobo Gardens would like to give a big THANK-YOU to the UNM Physical Plant department and Mary Elizabeth Clark, UNM Sustainability Studies Manager! Students are thrilled about the opportunity to plant a food forest on campus, and it is because of your support we can do so! Thanks Again!

“A Food Forest is a gardening technique or land management system that mimics a woodland ecosystem but substitutes in edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals.  Fruit and nut trees are the upper level, while below are berry shrubs, edible perennials and annuals.  Companions or beneficial plants are included to attract insects for natural pest management while some plants are soil amenders providing nitrogen and mulch.  Together they create relationships to form a forest garden ecosystem able to produce high yields of food with less maintenance”.-Beacon Food Forest

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Hokona Volunteers Needed!

Grow organic food and medicinals here at UNM!

Hokona Garden is a small Herb garden located in the central UNM Hokona courtyard. What used to be an old fountain has been converted to a growing space for UNM students. Here we are growing a variety of plants, including the mint that provides UNM Chartwells with Aqua Fresca. Throughout the year we are in need of volunteers that can water the gardens. If students are interested in getting involved, please email the Lobo Gardens Field Coordinator at Lobogardens@gmail.com.

We are looking for volunteers that can water Hokona daily. Feel free to harvest mint for your iced tea, and get involved with the outdoor free workshops, or 3 credit course classrooms.

Thanks and see you soon!

Hokona

Please visit us on Facebook for upcoming events and classes!

 

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Project Share donates a Greenhouse

Project Share has spent 25 years feeding the hungry here in Albuquerque, located 1515 Yale SE. Lobo Gardens has worked with them to establish the Community Garden located on the property. Project Share has recently donated an 8 x 12 ft. Greenhouse. We are in search of a local business/farm that would be interested in collaborating with Lobo Gardens over the years, and accept the greenhouse as a donation. Currently its being stored at a temporary location and needs a home! Any ideas? Please contact Lobo Gardens Coordinator at Lobogardens@gmail.com.

Greenhouse info:

“This easy to use greenhouse offers plenty of room and light (over 90% transmission) for your plants. The smart, efficient structure uses crystal-clear polycarbonate greenhouse panels. With a split-style door and large adjustable vent window. Easy to assemble; low maintenance. Dimensions of 8′ x 12′: 148″ L x 98″ W x 102″ H (at center)”.prod001835_lg

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Soil Prep Workshop 6/15/13

6/15/2013  Soil Prep

Intro to Permaculture course at RED Garden Saturday 6/15 from 9-11AM. Workshop will cover Soil preparation techniques for the drylands, biodynamic compost tea, and green manure.

Check out Site on the main page to locate RED Garden

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Photos of RED

RED Phase 1 (Building a strong foundation).

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SUMMER LOBO GARDENS CLASS 2012 !!!!!

Take the LOBO GARDENS CLASS !!!!!
With Dr.Tema Milstein

Summer 2012 Sustainability Studies 402* Section 8 (CRN: 20132)
3-­‐credit course – meets 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: July 6, 13, 20, 27
(An additional minimum out-­‐of-­‐class 6 hours per week in July will
be flexibly scheduled according to your course project)

Sign up Have Fun Garden!!!
Questions? tema@unm.edu

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Spring 2012 Lobo Gardens Min-Workshop Series starts Jan 26th!!!

All the Lobo Garden mini-workshops and dates are listed under Events.  All UNM students and staff and faculty are invited to attend any workshop!

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Daily Lobo – Lobo Gardens take LaPo cuisine to new extremes

You may have eaten food made with ingredients grown on campus
Check out the story!

New Extreme Local Project Gets Press! To read the story Click here!

Lobo Gardens Telehealth Garden!

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NEW Permaculture Class at UNM!

Sustainability 402 has a This is the Telehealth Garden with an experimental Sheet Mulch GardenPermaculture I Class in the Spring 2012!

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