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During this time of uncertainty regarding the national health pandemic, the NMSU and the Sandoval County Extension office is doing due diligence to honor the recommended social distancing protocols set by the Department of Health by working at home until further notice.

The SEMG office in the County Administration Building is closed to the public.

Please feel free to reach out to us through the email helpline by clicking here.

Good health advice:  Stay home and work in your garden. Now is a good time to do a soil test.

Gardening questions?
Submit gardening questions any time to our email helpline by clicking here.


The Sandoval Extension Master Gardeners (SEMG) are trained by New Mexico State University horticultural specialists and instructors under the guidance of Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Service. SEMG is a volunteer organization committed to providing better gardening techniques to the community with the latest, most practical horticultural information available.

The Sandoval County Master Gardener Program began in 1995. There are 11 counties in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation Extension Service with active Master Gardener programs.

Our Mission
Sandoval Extension Master Gardeners educate and serve our communities in sustainable high desert gardening.

Our Vision
Sandoval Extension Master Gardeners envision more sustainable gardens throughout Sandoval County.

Check out the many upcoming events and classes available to Master Gardeners. Some are also available to the general public.

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Upcoming Events

1:00 pm Intern Training – Weeds
Intern Training – Weeds
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Start time for “live” classes is 1:00. For pre-recorded lectures, interns can view the videos as soon as it is posted. The pre-recorded lectures should be posted on Tuesday mornings. This class will focus on[...]
2:00 pm Raised Bed Gardening @ via Zoom
Raised Bed Gardening @ via Zoom
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Raised Bed Gardening with Sandoval Extension Master Gardener Kevin Konetzni. A major advantage of raised bed gardening is the ability extent your growing season. If you have poor soil conditions raised beds allow for better[...]
3:00 pm Pollinator Series @ via Zoom
Pollinator Series @ via Zoom
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We’re turning April into Pollinator Month!   Learn all about pollinator conservation and pollinator habitat in grassland and agricultural settings.   Speakers will present on a variety of topics from butterflies and bees to restoring[...]
3:00 pm Ready, Set, Grow! Grapevine Main... @ via Zoom
Ready, Set, Grow! Grapevine Main... @ via Zoom
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Ready, Set, Grow – Grapevine Maintenance by Gill Giese For more information, email at

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Interested in joining our program? Register for the Intern Classes running from February 2021 to May 2021.

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If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the classes, please call in advance (505) 867-2582.