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.

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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

8:30 am Rio Rancho Waterwise Demonstrati... @ Waterwise demonstration garden
Rio Rancho Waterwise Demonstrati... @ Waterwise demonstration garden
May 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Rio Rancho Water Wise Demonstration Garden Work Days @ Rio Rancho Water Wise Garden 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Please sign up, join the fun and make a difference in our community. Master Gardeners, Master[...]
2:00 pm Companion Plants for your Vegeta... @ via Zoom
Companion Plants for your Vegeta... @ via Zoom
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Learn about Companion Plants for your Vegetable Garden as part of Gardening with the Masters – online series.  Sara Moran, Bernalillo County Extension Agent will present.  Explore the fascinating world of plant relationships and ways[...]
3:00 pm Ready, Set, Grow! Pest Managemen... @ via Zoom
Ready, Set, Grow! Pest Managemen... @ via Zoom
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Ready, Set, Grow! Pest Management in the Home Garden presented by Amanda Skidmore For more information email
10:00 am SEMG Advisory Council meeting vi...
SEMG Advisory Council meeting vi...
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Please join the monthly Sandoval Extension Master Gardener Advisory Council meeting. To receive the Zoom invitation please send an email to 


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