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.

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SEMG Handbook

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Upcoming Events

May
31
Sun
2020
9:00 am Corrales Growers Market @ Corrales Growers Market
Corrales Growers Market @ Corrales Growers Market
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Corrales Growers Market @ Corrales Growers Market
      SEMGs support the Corrales Growers Market from the last week of April to the last week of October. The marketplace operates from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteer hours can be used to[...]
Jun
6
Sat
2020
9:00 am Insect Pollinators & Beneficials... @ Larry P. Abraham Agri-Nature Center
Insect Pollinators & Beneficials... @ Larry P. Abraham Agri-Nature Center
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Presented by Amanda Skidmore, NMSU Demonstrations, Workshops & Lectures. Reservations: Some classes may have a space limitation, so please RSVP early to reserve yours. Fees: $5.00 per class (cash or check at the door). Register[...]
Jun
7
Sun
2020
9:00 am Corrales Growers Market @ Corrales Growers Market
Corrales Growers Market @ Corrales Growers Market
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Corrales Growers Market @ Corrales Growers Market
      SEMGs support the Corrales Growers Market from the last week of April to the last week of October. The marketplace operates from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteer hours can be used to[...]
Jun
10
Wed
2020
8:30 am Rio Rancho Waterwise Demonstrati... @ Rio Rancho Waterwise Demonstration Garden
Rio Rancho Waterwise Demonstrati... @ Rio Rancho Waterwise Demonstration Garden
Jun 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Please come join the fun and make a difference in your community!  Master Gardeners and Rio Rancho Tree Stewards are encouraged to participate. 

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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.