The Sandoval County Master Gardeners offer a variety of classes, for master gardeners and the public. Classes are offered at various times and locations, some require a fee while others are free. For some classes space may be limited and pre-registration advisable. Check details for specific classes below.
Intern Training Classes
Each year a 18-week training session is offered for those wishing to become Master Gardeners. The classes are held Tuesday afternoons from 1:00pm – 5:00pm from January to May. These classes are based on material developed by New Mexico State University and are intended to provide a basic understanding of horticulture. Attendance in these classes is limited to Master Gardeners. An application and fee is required. 2018 applications will be available in June 2017.
Master Gardeners are required to obtain at least 10 hours of continuing education each year. NMSU professors and others provide Continuing Education classes. Any of the following classes can be counted toward Continuing Education Hours.
Urban Horticulture Classes: (download the class schedule here) These educational classes are held at the Sandoval County Extension Office the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 1:00pm (unless noted on the class schedule). Please note that classes may not held in the months of August and December. These classes are free and are open to the public as well as SCMG members.
Gardening with the Masters (see course schedule here) is a series of gardening lectures held on the first Tuesday of the each month 7:00pm at the Meadowlark Senior Center in Rio Rancho. The lectures are free and pre- registration is NOT required.
HomeScape Solutions is a unique enhancement to the Master Gardener program,which inspires, empowers, encourages participants to successfully plan and execute their dream landscape. Click here for more information. Get information about the next class here.
Special Workshops and Classes may be held throughout the year so be sure to check our EVENTS CALENDAR for ALL topics and times.
“Chickens 101” presented by Virginia Burris
Meadowlark Senior Center, Rio Rancho
May 31 – 1:30 – 3:00 PM
“Gardening in Small Spaces” presented by John Zarola Meadowlark Senior Center, Rio Rancho
June 29 – 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Please go to the Resource section of the website to download some of our prior class presentations.