High Desert Gardening and More!

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It was great to meet so many people at our April Plant Sale! Thanks for your support!  We look forward to our next sale on May 12th when we will have tomatoes, basil, and many other special varieties for your summer gardens. Also, there are just a few spots left in our High Desert Gardening Class on Saturday. New blog post too! Read on...

Register now for High Desert Gardening on Saturday

Come to Ampersand and see how we garden, using stormwater catchment, greywater systems, microclimates, season extension, biointensive methods, permaculture techniques, and perennial plants.
Details and to register
HERE.  April 28th, $45 Discounts available!

Blooming in Drought

A flower, she spoke to me. Blooming from a rock crevice.

We've only had an inch of rain since the beginning of December. The level in our supply tanks is lowering every day. Since we want to have gardens, guests, and community, this just might have to be a year that we haul it in. It's been seven hears since we have done that. The last time, we only got four inches the whole year.

It's ridiculously inexpensive to truck water in. But that's not the point. When you live off the rain, that relationship of dependence and connection with your environment is precious. Also, with just the rain, we have the best water.

What the flower said to me is, “Even now, I can bloom.” The brilliant golden petals glow against a bubble of dark sandstone. In these conditions, this ordinary blossom has more power, more influence. I can certainly feel it. And by witnessing this strength, I share in it. ( Read More)

Next Events:

May 5- Arid Land Restoration
Santa Fe Community College-
Continuing Education Home and Garden

May 12- Plant Sale
In front of the Mine Shaft Tavern in Madrid. 10am to 3pm- All your summer garden staples and exciting rare varieties.

May 26th- Open House

AT AMPERSAND-Open House Details Here


 
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