Gardening & Composting

Information about composting and gardening on CNM campuses.

Adoption Forms

All forms must be returned by the 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. 

How To Vermicompost at Home

Video link: How to make a worm bin at home.

Adopt a Garden Program

Currently, there are no available garden spaces at CNM; but if an instructor is interested in pursuing a location for long-term curricular purposes or other long-term community-centered purposes, please contact

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 1 for Spring and Summer semesters will not be considered unless there are still beds available. 

Applications for Fall Semester must be received by July 1.