The Real Estate Department garden is on a large plot that Lobo Gardens summer 2010 class first began to transform from a blighted hard-packed dirt site to a terraced vegetable garden. Students, faculty, and staff worked collaboratively to design and create the garden. In planning and making the garden, students strived to create a more inviting communal space for the campus community and its neighbors. In addition, students created a compost bin that RED staff now use for their biodegradable waste to create more fertile earth for the site. Future plans for the site include putting in a watering system, expanding the garden to include more food production, an edible fruit pathway, ADA accessible pathways, and year-round gardening in raised and covered beds. Historically, the site lies on the pathway between the Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains, a history that was unearthed during the rototilling of the site when a old horseshoe and woodstove label were found. Many thanks to East Central Ministries for donating the vegetable plants in this garden.
The objective of Lobo Gardens is to provide the University of New Mexico students, faculty, and staff with opportunities to educate themselves and their communities about the practices and health benefits of growing one’s food in sustainable ways.
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