How to Become a Master Gardener

To be certified as a Sandoval Extension 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 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 Extension Master Gardeners serve the community through its classes, projects and programs at this website or through our publications.

SEMG Brochure
SEMG Handbook

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Upcoming Events

Nov
30
Mon
2020
1:30 pm Plant Telehealth Clinic by NMSU
Plant Telehealth Clinic by NMSU
Nov 30 @ 1:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Plant Telehealth Clinic by NMSU
Students from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University will host a free virtual plant diagnosis clinic for community members with plant health problems later this month. The 2020[...]
Dec
2
Wed
2020
3:00 pm Gardening Gift Ideas
Gardening Gift Ideas
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join the Ready, Set, GROW crew as we share our favorite garden-related books, tools, and gear! Please register online at https://desertblooms.nmsu.edu/ready-set-grow.html
Dec
15
Tue
2020
1:30 pm SEMG Advisory Council meeting vi...
SEMG Advisory Council meeting vi...
Dec 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Please join the monthly Sandoval Extension Master Gardener Advisory Council meeting. To receive the Zoom invitation please send an email to admin@sandovalmastergardeners.org. 
Dec
16
Wed
2020
3:00 pm Hybrid Grapes, Hardwood Cuttings...
Hybrid Grapes, Hardwood Cuttings...
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dr. Gill Giese of Extension Plant Sciences will present Hybrid Grapes, Hardwood Cuttings, & Holiday Wine Pairings.  To register for the event go to https://desertblooms.nmsu.edu/ready-set-grow.html

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Get Involved

There are many Master Gardener projects that need your support. We appreciate all of your efforts!

Become a Master Gardener

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