How to Become a Master Gardener

To be certified as a Sandoval County Master Gardener, you must successfully complete the 15-week Master Gardener Classes offered each winter-spring and complete a 30-hour internship that includes 10 hours of public outreach activity and 20 hours of other community service activities. Certified Master Gardeners must volunteer at least 40 hours each year, of which at least 10 hours must be earned in continuing education classes each year to retain their certification.

The classes meet every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from January 16, 2018 until April 24, 2018. The cost of $175 covers the course and class materials. Course instructors include New Mexico State University Extension Specialists, certified Master Gardeners and other regional horticultural experts.

Application for Extension Master Gardener Program

Fill out and submit your on line application here. Please read the registration information below before completing the application.

Applications are accepted August through December 15th. If the class fills before we receive your application, you will be placed on a wait list. Payment due when you apply. Fee will be refunded if you are not accepted. You may send your check for the course (made out to SCMG) to: SCMG, PO Box 400, Bernalillo, NM 87004.

You may also pay by credit card or Pay Pal by clicking the button below. The class fee is $180. (Credit Card/Pay Pal payments include a $5 service fee.) You will receive a $175 refund if your application is not accepted.


Class and Other Information

Download the 2018 Intern Class Schedule here.

Learn more about how the Sandoval County Master Gardeners serve the community through its classes, projects and programs.

SCMG Brochure
SCMG Handbook

You will be contacted to confirm your acceptance and course dates and times.

The training location for the 2018 classes is:
St. Francis Episcopal Church
2903 Cabezon Blvd. SE
Rio Rancho, NM
87124