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 15-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 April. 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 those who have been accepted into the Intern Training Program.   An application and fee are required.  2018 applications are available.

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.

4 Seasons Gardening (download the class schedule here).  Beginning in 2018 the SCMG will offer an afternoon class at Meadowlark Senior Center. The class will be held the fourth Thursday of the month from 1:30pm – 3:00pm.

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.

Tree Selection and Planting with Tom Neiman 
1:30pm-3:00pm October 17th

Meadowlark Senior Center, Rio Rancho

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

Leadership Training
A confidence building course any master gardener can attend to improve their abilities to manage a new or existing SCMG project.Location: Sandoval County Extension Office, 711 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM
Date: November 4, 2017
Time: 9 am to Noon
Who can attend?: Any SCMG member
SCMG Members my register here.

Building and Using Coldframes with Dr. Curtis Smith                                                1:30pm-3:00pm October 17th                                                                                         Meadowlark Senior Center, Rio Rancho

Composting with Worms with Mel Chavez
1:30pm-3:00pm December 19th

Meadowlark Senior Center, Rio Rancho

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.