Garden Bed Adoption Program

Information about adopting a sustainable Garden Bed on the CNM campus.

Adoption Forms

All forms need to be returned by specified due date to Molly Blumhoefer at

Faculty are required to fill out an adoption form. Please see the adoption form for faculty for details.

Department leads are also required to fill out an adoption form. Please fill out the form in the link above; disregard those curriculum items that may not pertain to your project. 

About the Program

Building upon Central New Mexico Community College’s (CNM) commitment to sustainability — in academics, in architecture, in the use and reuse of resources and in its relations with the community, the College is providing methods to support partnerships between faculty and facilities for integrating sustainability into curricula. The use of the garden beds is one of many such tools available for faculty, student groups and other members of the CNM community to utilize for said purposes.

As part of the ‘Campus as a Living Lab’ program applicants will be encouraged to tailor their bed to serve either as part of an academic curriculum, a learning garden, or as a research garden.

Individual Departments at CNM are also allowed to apply for a garden bed, if the beds are not adopted out by faculty for any given semester.

To ensure that an instructor obtains a garden bed for curricular purposes, applications are considered on a first-come first-serve basis. 

 Applications received after March 1st for Spring and Summer semesters  will not be considered unless there are still beds available. 

Applications for Fall semester must be received by July 1st.