Desert Speaks

Desert Gardens

Season 4, Episode 11 of 13

High temperatures, poor soil and aridity make gardening in the Sonoran Desert a difficult, but not impossible task. Learn about kitchen (backyard) gardens, which produce a surprising amount of food in the region with lower water use compared to commercial agricultural farms. This program offers suggestions for kinds of plants which will attract birds, and offers a look at a traditional O' odham garden. Also take a look at barrio gardens from different cultures, including a traditional Mexican medicinal garden, and Chinese and Italian vegetable gardens.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
3/5/2020
7 a.m.
3/5/2020
noon
3/1/2021
7 a.m.
1/4/2022
4 p.m.
1/5/2022
7 a.m.
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