Corrales Elementary School Garden

Project Description:

The Corrales Elementary Gardening Program (Corrales Elementary School, 200 Target Road, Corrales, NM) works with two 5th-grade classes to bring gardening aCorrales Elementary Schoolctivities into the classroom. During the fall semester, activities include collecting & studying seeds, botanical drawing, planting bulbs and fall vegetables in our garden, and making green smoothies from our fall harvest. In the spring, seeds are planted in the classroom, and then transplanted into our garden beds. Students also learn about insects, weather, soil, composting, botany, water conservation, and much more. We celebrate with a final harvest in May.


Volunteers collaborate, and share the responsibility for preparing and presenting activities to the students. Each class is divided into smaller groups, which rotate through the activities each week. Our goal is to provide a ratio of one adult to four students, so that students have the support they need to fully participate in the hands-on activities that are offered. Volunteers include SEMG, as well as former teachers from the community.

Project Meeting Time:

Tuesday, 9:30 to 12:30, from September thru November and January thru May.

Contact Chair: Judy Jacobs

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1:30 pm Plant Telehealth Clinic by NMSU
Plant Telehealth Clinic by NMSU
Nov 30 @ 1:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Plant Telehealth Clinic by NMSU
Students from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University will host a free virtual plant diagnosis clinic for community members with plant health problems later this month. The 2020[...]
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Gardening Gift Ideas
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SEMG Advisory Council meeting vi...
Dec 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
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Hybrid Grapes, Hardwood Cuttings...
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dr. Gill Giese of Extension Plant Sciences will present Hybrid Grapes, Hardwood Cuttings, & Holiday Wine Pairings.  To register for the event go to


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