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

9:00 am Corrales Growers Market – Sunday @ Corrales Growers Market
Corrales Growers Market – Sunday @ Corrales Growers Market
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
If you would like to volunteer at the Sandoval Extension Master Gardener outreach table, please contact Tom Neiman at Volunteers may apply for up to two Sundays and two Wednesdays. Interns may attend if[...]
8:30 am Rio Rancho Waterwise Demonstrati... @ Waterwise demonstration garden
Rio Rancho Waterwise Demonstrati... @ Waterwise demonstration garden
Oct 27 @ 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[...]
3:00 pm SEMG Intern Graduation via Zoom
SEMG Intern Graduation via Zoom
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us to congratulate the SEMG Interns for completing their class work and volunteerism. If you want to participate, please email
3:00 pm SEMG Annual Meeting via Zoom
SEMG Annual Meeting via Zoom
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Please join us for the SEMG Annual meeting! For the Zoom link, please email


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Interested in joining our program? Register for the Intern Classes running from February 2021 to May 2021.