Category Archives: Classes and Workshops

2019 Master Composter Volunteer Training Course

Coming soon … Do you like to compost and want to learn more about it and, most importantly, share your knowledge with others? Do you want to encourage others to recycle their organic waste and prevent this valuable resource from going into the landfill? Then you are a perfect candidate to be a Bernalillo County Master Composter. We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2019 Master Composter Volunteer Training Course. The course consists of about 25 hours of lecture, demonstration, and discussion. Applicants should have current home composting…

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Vine to Bottle, Growing Grapes in New Mexico

At Botanic Garden Heritage Farm 2601 Central Ave NW Albuquerque NM, 87104 February 9, combined session: Grape Propagation and Grafting / Varieties and Rootstocks Grape Propagation and Grafting: Why and How Grapevines have been propagated with cuttings and grafting since antiquity. This session will introduce you to this ancient artto easily propagate grapes from hardwood cuttings. Learn how to recognize, collect, store and prepare dormant hardwood cuttings of table and wine grapes. Learn the proper tools and techniques to accomplish traditional grafting. All procedures willbe…

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Cooperative Extension Offers Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program for 2016

Applications are now being accepted for the NMSU Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Training Program for 2016.  The program is designed to train volunteers to educate and inform members of their communities about appropriate, sustainable, and environmentally friendly gardening techniques. The 16-week course will begin on January 12, 2016 and end April 26, 2016.  Classes will be held every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Sandoval County Extension Office located in the Sandoval Court House in the Town of Bernalillo. To…

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Master Gardening is Gender-neutral

by Tom Neiman, SCMG The meeting ended. As I was getting up to leave, one of the fellows asked me, “You’re a master gardener, aren’t you?” Before I could respond, another man chimed in, “Why in the world would you join a women’s club?” Although his question was intended as a jab at my masculinity, my answer got his attention. “Yes, I’m a Sandoval County master gardener and one out of every four of us is a guy. But that’s not important. I like the…

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Permaculture and Sustainability

Suzanne Maxwell, an active Master Gardener volunteer since 2010, a team leader for Homescapes Solutions and chair of Placitas Community Library’s Landscape Committee, will speak about Permaculture and Sustainability at the Garden-ing with the Masters class at Meadowlark Senior Center in Rio Rancho On Tuesday, May 6 at 7:15pm. Suzanne defines permaculture as a philosophy for living, gardening, working with nature and growing food, that reflects care for people, care for the earth, and a reinvestment in our future by limiting our needs. Suzanne is…

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