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Sat, Apr 08


Open Space Visitor Center

Improving Desert Garden Soil

Time & Location

Apr 08, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120, USA


The class will discuss methods of organizing and composting organic material on top of or in the soil to improve fertility. Amending desert garden soil is a continuous effort. The class will cover the basics of soil constituents, soil testing and the benefits of the soil food web. The value of finished compost will emphasized. Options for improving soil fertility and resiliency in the face of warm temperatures and low precipitation will be presented. Useful take-home information will allow participants to plan for and implement soil amending practices right away.  Instructor: Rye Bailey

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