Garden2Table – November Recipes

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Garden2Table – All Things Potatoes

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Veggie or Fruit – Not Always a Clear Distinction

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Composting In The Desert is Challenging – Not Impossible!

NMSU has phenomenal resources. To access that...


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.

We encourage Master Gardeners to participate reasonably and safely in outdoor Outreach activities. While doing so please follow the New Mexico state COVID Safe Policies for adult volunteers.

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

8:00 am 2021 New Mexico Sustainable Agri...
2021 New Mexico Sustainable Agri...
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2021 New Mexico Sustainable Agriculture Webinar: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon via Online Conference This year’s focus is “Local Food for Community Resilience”; the agenda is available here –> 2021 WSARE Webinar Brochure. Please register for this[...]
1:00 pm SEMG Advisory Council meeting vi...
SEMG Advisory Council meeting vi...
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Please join the monthly Sandoval Extension Master Gardener Advisory Council meeting. To receive the Zoom invitation please send an email to
all-day Intern Training – Welcome & Over...
Intern Training – Welcome & Over...
Jan 8 all-day
All classes are pre-recorded lectures and will be posted at midnight on Saturday. Please join us for the 2022 Sandoval Extension Master Gardener Intern “Welcome & Overview”. The focus of this class will be… History[...]
10:00 am Composting in Tumbler Bins @ Open Space Visitor Center
Composting in Tumbler Bins @ Open Space Visitor Center
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Composting in Tumbler Bins: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Open Space Visitor Center The class will begin with a presentation in the conference room, then move outdoors, weather permitting, for demonstration of a[...]

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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.