How to Become a Master Gardener

To be certified as a Sandoval Extension Master Gardener, you must successfully complete the 15-week Master Gardener Training offered each winter-spring. The training program covers practical horticulture topics including sustainability, botany, plant identification, soil biology, entomology, integrated pest management, arboriculture, perennials, vegetable and fruit production, plant pathology, weeds, pollinators, companion planting, and irrigation. In addition to the classes, interns must complete a 30-hour internship that includes 10 hours of public outreach activity and 20 hours of other community service activities. To maintain your status as a Certified Master Gardener, you must volunteer at least 40 hours each year, of which at least 10 hours must be earned in continuing education classes.

The 2021 Master Gardener class is now full and applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back next year.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
20
Tue
2021
1:00 pm Intern Training – Weeds
Intern Training – Weeds
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Start time for “live” classes is 1:00. For pre-recorded lectures, interns can view the videos as soon as it is posted. The pre-recorded lectures should be posted on Tuesday mornings. This class will focus on[...]
2:00 pm Raised Bed Gardening @ via Zoom
Raised Bed Gardening @ via Zoom
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Raised Bed Gardening with Sandoval Extension Master Gardener Kevin Konetzni. A major advantage of raised bed gardening is the ability extent your growing season. If you have poor soil conditions raised beds allow for better[...]
3:00 pm Pollinator Series @ via Zoom
Pollinator Series @ via Zoom
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We’re turning April into Pollinator Month!   Learn all about pollinator conservation and pollinator habitat in grassland and agricultural settings.   Speakers will present on a variety of topics from butterflies and bees to restoring[...]
Apr
21
Wed
2021
3:00 pm Ready, Set, Grow! Grapevine Main... @ via Zoom
Ready, Set, Grow! Grapevine Main... @ via Zoom
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Ready, Set, Grow – Grapevine Maintenance by Gill Giese For more information, email at desertblooms@nmsu.edu

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Become a Master Gardener

Interested in joining our program? Register for the Intern Classes running from February 2021 to May 2021.