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2019 Master Gardener Intern Classes @ Sandoval County Administration Building
Apr 23 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Classes will be held in the Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia RD, Bld D, Bernalillo, NM 87004, Commissioner’s Chambers 3rd floor room 3001, EXCEPT for February 26, March 26, and April 23 when they will be held in the HR Training room on the 2nd floor room 2047.

Pre-class interaction is from 12:30 to 1:00, classes start at 1:00.

The first class/orientation is on Tuesday, January 15 from 1:00 to 4:30 PM. Start getting your continuing education hours early by attending training classes.

All veterans are welcome, but space is limited when we use the training room, so please come early on those dates.

Class Schedule:

January 15 – Class orientation – Lynda Garvin

January 22 – Permaculture and Sustainability – Lynda Garvin

January 29 – Climate and Weather – Robert Flynn

February 5 – Basic Botany and Plant Identification – Lynda Garvin

February 12 – Soil Biology – John Idowu

February 19 – Vegetable Production

February 26 – Fruit Production – Elizabeth Gardner

March 5 – Entomology – Carol Sutherland

March 12 – Integrated Pest Management and Vertebrate Pest Control – Miranda Kersten, Sam Smallidge

March 19 – Trees – Tom Neiman

March 26 – Shrubs and Perennials – Judy Jacobs

April 2 – Plant Pathology – Lynda Garvin

April 9 – Pollinators & Companion Planting – Lynda Garvin

April 16 – Hotline and Outreach tables – Lynda Garvin

April 23 – Weeds – Leslie Beck

April 30 – End of Course Graduation and Celebration Party

Waterwise Garden work sessions @ Rio Rancho Waterwise Demonstration Garden
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

This volunteer opportunity is open to all Master Gardeners and Interns. Volunteers maintain garden by planting, raking, pruning, weeding, providing tours, etc.

The Rio Rancho Waterwise Demonstration Garden is between the Esther Bone Library and the Post Office.

Contact Christine Tade ( or Carol Groppell (

The Inner World of Plants @ Meadowlark Senior Center
Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Develop stronger, healthier and, more productive plants with these science-based understandings. This quick look at the basics of botany and plant science will shine a light on the ‘why’ of plant care and will include how to spot and address plant disorders in your garden.

Presented by Dr. Curtis Smith, retired NMSU Horticulture Specialist, as part of the 4 Seasons Gardening Series.

Arbor Day @ Town of Bernalillo Rotary Park and Recreation Center
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This event is open to Bernalillo residents and Sandoval County Master Gardeners.

The town of Bernalillo sells plants and trees they have purchased from Plant World at cost. (They give free trees only to residents of Bernalillo.)

2019 Master Composter Training @ Bernalillo County Extension Office
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Do you like to compost and want to learn more about it and, most importantly, share your knowledge with others? Do you want to encourage others to recycle their organic waste and prevent this valuable resource from going into the landfill? Then you are a perfect candidate to be a Bernalillo County Master Composter.

We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2019 Master Composter Volunteer TrainingCourse. The course consists of about 25 hours of lecture, demonstration, and discussion. Applicants should have current home composting experience (any method) and they must commit to educating the community on home composting after course completion.

Cabezon Park Car Show @ Cabezon Park
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sandoval County Master Gardeners will be sharing information about SCMG at the Cabezon Park Car Show. There will be a table provided to display our information. Volunteers are to bring their own chairs.

Desert Oasis Training Gardens, Plant Sale and Local Garden Fest @ Albuquerque Academy
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

SCMG will be selling Grow Bags

Corrales Growers Market @ Corrales Growers Market at the corner of Jones and Corrales Roads
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm





SCMG support the Corrales Growers Market from the last week of April to the last week of October. The marketplace operates from 9 a.m. to noon.

Volunteer hours can be used to meet your annual outreach/hotline requirement.


Plant Sale at Corrales Growers Market @ Corrales Growers Market
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please volunteer for the annual SCMG plant sale at the Corrales Growers Market! See the Volunteer sign-up sheet for more details.

Plant Sale at Interns End of Course Graduation and Celebration @ St Francis Episcopal Church
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every Master Gardener is invited to attend the Intern Class party! Please bring finger food to share and participate in the plant sale.