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

Feb
18
Tue
2020
12:30 pm Intern Training – Vegetable Prod... @ Sandoval County Administration Building D, Third Floor
Intern Training – Vegetable Prod... @ Sandoval County Administration Building D, Third Floor
Feb 18 @ 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
25
Tue
2020
12:30 pm Intern Training – Fruit Production @ Sandoval County Administration, Transportation Building
Intern Training – Fruit Production @ Sandoval County Administration, Transportation Building
Feb 25 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
This class will be held in the Transportation building. 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[...]
Feb
27
Thu
2020
1:00 pm Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop – Pr... @ NMSU Alcalde Center
Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop – Pr... @ NMSU Alcalde Center
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We will have our fruit tree pruning workshop on Feb 27 from 1-4pm at NMSU Alcalde Center. We will cover Apple, peach, cherry, apricot, plum and blackberry. We do charge a fee $10/person. For registration,[...]
1:30 pm Plant Selection, Planting and Care @ Meadowlark Senior Center
Plant Selection, Planting and Care @ Meadowlark Senior Center
Feb 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Plant Selection, Planting and Care will be presented by Tom Neiman a Sandoval County Master Gardener. Tom will discuss selecting, planting, and care for locally appropriate plants, trees, and shrubs. This is presented as part[...]

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