A Generous Harvest from our Gardens
Acequia Jardin, which means a ditch-irrigated garden in Spanish, is fortunate to have the right to water our community garden with irrigation water from the river in the centuries-old New Mexican tradition. The nearly 2300 square foot plot can grow fresh herbs, vegetables and berries for all ten homes (and maybe a little extra for the local coop.)
We grow without chemicals and have the pollinating help of local honeybees. One corner has a compost bin–and perhaps a future henhouse–for recycling kitchen & garden waste and keeping the garden fertile. The surrounding areas are dotted with the best climate-adapted varieties of fruit trees in order to round out our menus.
Our 1700-gallon cistern provides water collected from the carport roofs for drip irrigation to the terraces edging the large garden pond.
The novice and master gardeners among us enjoy exercising, learning, and meditating ….in the soil, under the sun.