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.

Public Classes

Check our EVENTS CALENDAR for ALL topics and times.

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.

Bees in the Backyard with Dr. Olivia Carill 
1:30pm August 15

Meadowlark Senior Center, Rio Rancho

Foundation of Wellness
Tuesday September 26, 2017 from  3:00-4:30 PM
Where:  Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Service

Dr. Raquel Garzon, Nutrition and  Wellness Extension Specialist, will present on the foundation of wellness from a multi-dimensional perspective. She will discuss how eating, exercising, sleep, and stress management not only impact our health independently, but also how they impact one another in positive or negative ways. She will outline the best strategies in each of the areas for improving health and, most importantly, how we feel and perform each day. If you ever feel tired, moody, overwhelmed, weak, anxious, unable to focus, or unmotivated, then this is the session for you! Just one small change can make a big difference in your life!

Home Composting Basics
November 4th, 2017
1PM – 3PM
Esther Bone Library,  Rio Rancho
Instructor – John Zarola
Free. Open to public. Walk-ins welcome.

Please go to the Resource section of the website to download some of our prior class presentations.

Check our EVENTS CALENDAR for ALL topics and times.