How to Become a Master Gardener – 2022

General Information for Applicants

The training program will begin in mid-January and will consist of 15 weeks of core topics plus electives and hands-on workshops.

The training program follows a statewide standard curriculum and schedule of core classes. Each topic is addressed by a video presentation by a specialist and supplemented with online references and reading material that can be accessed by interns at any time during the week of a scheduled class. A weekly live online Q&A session provides the opportunity for interns to interact with specialists. Weekly quizzes can be taken online at any time during the week following a core topic presentation.

Applicants are expected to meet the following requirements:

  1. Possess adequate computer and Internet connectivity to access core classes consisting of video presentations, supplemental online reference material, and weekly live online Q&A sessions with specialists.
  2. Attend an online orientation program before the start of core classes.
  3. Pass weekly quizzes on core topics.
  4. Participate in weekly Zoom meetings with mentors.
  5. Commit to 30 hours of annual volunteer activities in Sandoval County, including 10 hours of community outreach (Helpline, Information Tables, Home Visits) for certification as a Master Gardener.
  6. Pay class fee of $175 at the time of application submittal via PayPal link on SEMG website.
  7. Class size is limited. Acceptance of applications is based on date of application, receipt of fee, and conduct of phone interview after receipt of application. If the number of applications exceeds the maximum class size, preference will be given to residents of Sandoval County.

Applicants will be contacted by phone or email after receipt of application. Details of class schedules will be provided to applicants by email as they become available.


The 2023 Master Gardener Training Program is now open for applications. Classes will begin in January 2023. Payment for class must be submitted at the same time as the application.

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Upcoming Events

Jan
28
Sat
2023
all-day Intern Training – Botany @ Zoom
Intern Training – Botany @ Zoom
Jan 28 – Feb 3 all-day
All classes are pre-recorded lectures and will be posted at midnight on Saturdays. Please join us for “Basic Botany.” The focus of this class will be… “Basic Botany: Plant Forms. Parts and Functions,” Dr. Marisa[...]
Feb
4
Sat
2023
all-day Intern Training – Plant Identifi... @ Zoom
Intern Training – Plant Identifi... @ Zoom
Feb 4 – Feb 10 all-day
All classes are pre-recorded lectures and will be posted at midnight on Saturdays. Please join us for “Plant Identification,” presented by Lynda Garvin, Extension Master Gardener Program Manager. The focus of this class will be[...]
Feb
7
Tue
2023
10:00 am Raised Bed Gardening @ Esther Bone Library
Raised Bed Gardening @ Esther Bone Library
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about Raised Bed Gardening as part of the Gardening with the Masters series. Presenter: Kevin Konentzi Description: A major advantage of raised bed gardening is the ability to extend your growing season. If you[...]
Feb
9
Thu
2023
all-day Think Trees 2023, An Urban Tree ... @ Embassy Suites by Hilton, Albuquerque
Think Trees 2023, An Urban Tree ... @ Embassy Suites by Hilton, Albuquerque
Feb 9 – Feb 10 all-day
Think Trees 2023: Drought, Wildfire & Resilience An Urban Tree Care Conference Advance your understanding and training while obtaining continuing education units (CEUs) from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), New Mexico Department of Agriculture[...]
6:00 pm Intern Training – Weekly Q & A S... @ Zoom
Intern Training – Weekly Q & A S... @ Zoom
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Intern training Question and Answer (Q&A) sessions are held every Thursday evening from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm beginning January 12, 2023 and concluding April 20, 2023. Zoom link will be provided to interns and Master Gardeners[...]
Feb
11
Sat
2023
all-day Intern Training – Entomology @ Zoom
Intern Training – Entomology @ Zoom
Feb 11 – Feb 17 all-day
All classes are pre-recorded lectures and will be posted at midnight on Saturdays. Please join us for “Entomology,” Dr. Joanie King, Extension Entomologist. The focus of this class will be on … Entomology How to[...]

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