Category Archives: Classes and Workshops

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »