How to Build a 4’x4’ Raised Garden Bed

Apr 14, 2020

Do your children need more outdoor activities? The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Land-Grant program offers a series of free gardening presentations for youth that are accessible online. To signup for the online gardening program, parents (and anyone else who is interested) can contact IAIA Land-Grant Director Charlene Carr (Laguna Pueblo) at for more information.

For starters, please view the new video tutorial for beginning gardeners. The “How to Build a 4’x4’ Raised Garden Bed” video tutorial is a project that parents, along with children who are supervised, will enjoy building together. The 4’x4’ raised garden bed size is ideal for children, allowing them to reach all the way into the middle of the bed. The small raised garden bed makes it manageable, conserves water, and is ideal for the desert climate.

About IAIA Land-Grant

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Land-Grant Programs is a 1994 land-grant serving institution that received its status upon the establishment of the original 1994 act. IAIA Land-Grant provides agricultural, educational, and technical assistance to New Mexico’s 22 Native American communities, IAIA students, staff, and faculty, and the surrounding New Mexico communities through culturally-accepted extension education and research programs. It provides audiences and communities with access to USDA and non-USDA opportunities and resources. Audiences will be able to gain the skills and knowledge to successfully achieve their academic goals, agricultural endeavors, ensure food security through sustainable practices, and enhance their health and wellness to be contributing, and thriving, members of their communities.

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