Category Archives: Classes and Workshops

Pollinators and Garden Design Workshop Series

New series of workshops to learn more about pollinators, nectary and pollen plants, collecting, cleaning and saving seed from native pollinator plants and garden design for a sustainable pollinator garden. Class size is limited. Cost is $40 cash at the first class for all for classes. $10 bucks a class is quite the deal. Note classes are at different locations. Please register online at: http://rsvp.nmsu.edu/rsvp/pollinators Download the Pollinator Workshop Flyer her.

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MASTER GARDENERS OFFER SEED-STARTING AND SEED-SAVING WORKSHOPS

MASTER GARDENERS OFFER SEED-STARTING AND SEED-SAVING WORKSHOPS The Sandoval County Seed Library, a Sandoval County Master Gardeners project, is hosting two workshops on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10am – 2pm at the Esther Bone Memorial Library,950 Pinetree Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. The Seed Starting workshop, with Judy Jacobs, Sandoval County Master Gardener Life Member, starts at 10am. The Seed Saving workshop follows at 12pm with Amy Upperman, Sandoval County Master Gardener and Seed Library Co-chair. “In this environment, it is so important to…

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Master Composter Training Course plus other classes are on the schedule!

For those interested in becoming Master Composters, training will be held April 11 to May 5. Please see Master Composter Volunteer Training Course for an application, schedule, and other details. On February 24, you’re invited to spend an afternoon learning how to make compost tea. Cost is $10. See Compost Tea and Extracts Workshop for details. And mark April 22 on your calendar for an Intermediate Hands-On Composting workshop. More details will be posted to our website soon. Winter is a good time to learn more about…

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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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Volunteers as Leaders

YES – WE ARE ALL LEADERS! That is the message conveyed throughout the 1-1/2 hour long presentation on “Volunteers as Leaders” for all Sandoval County Master Gardeners. This first–time ever Project Leadership Training was conducted by Sandy Liakus and Charlene Spiegel on Friday, 03/27/15, at the Sandoval County Extension Center and was attended by over 25 Master Gardeners and SCMG Interns. The focus of the training was on “developing the leadership abilities of the volunteers,” which happens to be the second subject of our SCMG…

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NM Native Plant Society

Landscaping with Native Plants Adapted to the Three Eco-Regions of Albuquerque By Jan Henfling, SCMG Intern The Native Plant Society of New Mexico (NPSNM) is a non-profit organization that strives to educate the public about native plants by promoting knowledge of plant identification, ecology, and uses; fostering plant conservation and the preservation of natural habitats; supporting botanical research; and encouraging the appropriate use of native plants to conserve water, land, and wildlife. The NPSNM has approximately 800 members in 8 chapters located throughout New Mexico and…

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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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