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

Jun
23
Wed
2021
8:30 am Rio Rancho Waterwise Demonstrati... @ Waterwise demonstration garden
Rio Rancho Waterwise Demonstrati... @ Waterwise demonstration garden
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Rio Rancho Water Wise Demonstration Garden Work Days @ Rio Rancho Water Wise Garden 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Please sign up, join the fun and make a difference in our community. Master Gardeners, Master[...]
2:00 pm Watering Healthy Trees @ via Zoom
Watering Healthy Trees @ via Zoom
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Learn about Watering Healthy Trees as part of the Gardening with the Masters – online series. With Richard Perce, Irrigation Efficiency Specialist – Conservation, Water Resources Division Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority. Richard will[...]
Jul
4
Sun
2021
9:00 am Corrales Growers Market – Sunday @ Corrales Growers Market
Corrales Growers Market – Sunday @ Corrales Growers Market
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
If you would like to volunteer at the Sandoval Extension Master Gardener outreach table, please contact Tom Neiman at virtualtomtom@gmail.com. Volunteers may apply for up to two Sundays and two Wednesdays. Interns may attend if[...]
Jul
7
Wed
2021
3:00 pm Corrales Growers Market – Wednesday @ Corrales Growers Market
Corrales Growers Market – Wednesday @ Corrales Growers Market
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
If you would like to volunteer at the Sandoval Extension Master Gardener outreach table, please contact Tom Neiman at virtualtomtom@gmail.com. Volunteers may apply for up to two Sundays and two Wednesdays. Interns may attend if[...]

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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.