How to Become a Master Gardener

To be certified as a Sandoval County Master Gardener, you must successfully complete the 16-week Master Gardener Classes offered each winter-spring and complete a 30-hour internship that includes 10 hours of public outreach activity and 20 hours of other community service activities. Certified Master Gardeners must volunteer at least 40 hours each year, of which at least 10 hours must be earned in continuing education classes each year to retain their certification.

The sixteen (16) training sessions are held every Tuesday afternoon from 1 PM to 5 PM, mid-January through the end of April. The training site is at the Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia RD, Bernalillo, NM 87004.Course instructors include New Mexico State University Extension Specialists, certified Master Gardeners and other regional horticultural experts.

Registration for the 2020 Master Gardener Classes is now closed.

Class and Other Information

Learn more about how the Sandoval County Master Gardeners serve the community through its classes, projects and programs at this website or through our publications.

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Upcoming Events

Jan
28
Tue
2020
12:30 pm Intern Training – Climate and Water @ Sandoval County Administration, Transportation Building
Intern Training – Climate and Water @ Sandoval County Administration, Transportation Building
Jan 28 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Today’s class will be held in the Transportation Building at the Sandoval County Complex. Classes will be held in the Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia RD, Bld D, Bernalillo, NM 87004, Commissioner’s Chambers 3rd floor[...]
Feb
4
Tue
2020
12:30 pm Intern Training – Basic Botany a... @ Sandoval County Administration Building D, Third Floor
Intern Training – Basic Botany a... @ Sandoval County Administration Building D, Third Floor
Feb 4 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Classes will be held in the Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia RD, Bld D, Bernalillo, NM 87004, Commissioner’s Chambers 3rd floor room 3001, EXCEPT for January 28, February 25, and March 31 and April 28 when they[...]
Feb
11
Tue
2020
12:30 pm Intern Training – Soil Biology @ Sandoval County Administration Building D, Third Floor
Intern Training – Soil Biology @ Sandoval County Administration Building D, Third Floor
Feb 11 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Classes will be held in the Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia RD, Bld D, Bernalillo, NM 87004, Commissioner’s Chambers 3rd floor room 3001, EXCEPT for January 28, February 25, and March 31 and April 28 when they[...]
7:00 pm Roses: Regional Considerations f... @ Meadowlark Senior Center
Roses: Regional Considerations f... @ Meadowlark Senior Center
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Roses, properly selected and cared for, can be among the most long-lived and productive plants in a desert garden. New Mexico has unique advantages and challenges for roses, even if you’ve successfully grown roses in[...]

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Interested in joining our program? Register for the Intern Classes running from January 2020 to May 2020.