City encouraging home gardens through incentives

Garden Incentive

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The city is giving an incentive to garden this summer.

The Water Authority and the Desert Oasis Teaching Garden are teaching people how to efficiently water plants and which species are native to the area.

A volunteer says about half the country grew their own food toward the end of the World War II, and it’s time we go back.

“It’s time become more resilient community-wise, it’s time to grow more sustainable, it’s time to live on this earth in a way that will have an abundance for my great grandchildren,” said Karen Buntrup of Desert Oasis Teaching Garden.

The Water Authority will knock $20 off your next water bill if you attend one of their seminars. There are three classes left. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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