Working With Children

Working with Children projects fall into three categories: ongoing and regularly scheduled classroom education and mentoring of children; one-time demonstration events; and judging horticultural competitions.

If you have questions or comments about any project please email – outreach@sandovalmastergardeners.org

PLEASE NOTE – This page is under construction. Not all approved projects are represented yet.

CES Gardening Program

The Sandoval Extension Master Gardeners meet each week with all of the fifth-grade classes at Corrales Elementary school to present gardening and science-related lessons and activities.  Fall classes include planting cool-season vegetables in our garden beds, as well as bulbs and cool-season flowers in our flower beds.   Other presentations focus on:  insects and other creatures in our garden, nutrition, botany, water conservation, how seeds travel and those that we eat.  All of the vegetables and edible flowers are harvested and prepared for a celebration the week before Thanksgiving.  In January, students start vegetable and flower seeds in the classroom, transplant them into individual containers, and then move them to our beds when the weather warms.  Students also grow houseplants from cuttings and create botanical drawings.  Additional classes include: composting, pollinators, food preservation, herbs, and permaculture.  The year ends in May with green smoothies made with the vegetables from our spring gardens. 

Former teachers are welcome to join our program, as needed.  Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit and participate in our activities.

 

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Upcoming Events

Mar
9
Tue
2021
1:00 pm Intern Training – Fruit Production
Intern Training – Fruit Production
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Start time for “live” classes is 1:00. For pre-recorded lectures, interns can view the videos as soon as it is posted. The pre-recorded lectures should be posted on Tuesday mornings. This class will focus on[...]
Mar
16
Tue
2021
1:00 pm Intern Training – Sustainability
Intern Training – Sustainability
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Start time for “live” classes is 1:00. For pre-recorded lectures, interns can view the video as soon as it is posted. The pre-recorded lectures should be posted on Tuesday mornings. This class is a “live”[...]
Mar
17
Wed
2021
2:00 pm Roses in the Desert @ via Zoom
Roses in the Desert @ via Zoom
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Roses in the Desert with Sandoval Extension Master Gardener Kate Shaddock presenting. NM has both unique advantages and challenges for roses, even if you have successfully grown them elsewhere. This presentation is geared to help you[...]
3:00 pm Tree Pruning Basics
Tree Pruning Basics
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tree Pruning Basics — Dr. Marisa Thompson, NMSU Extension Urban Horticulture Specialist, will give an introduction to pruning techniques for ornamental and fruit trees. We’ll learn how to get started and what NOT to do!” Please[...]

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