2021 Training Application

The mission of the Sandoval Extension Master Gardener Program is to provide trained volunteers to assist the Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Service in providing county residents with the most current science-based horticulture information and practices available. The program trains volunteers to educate and inform members of their communities about appropriate, sustainable, and environmentally friendly gardening techniques.

The challenges created by COVID-19 will require the use of virtual classroom technology supplemented by small group hands-on exercises and teleconferences with specialists and mentors to meet social distancing requirements. Although subject to change by NMSU direction, the SEMG 2021 Intern Training will be a 15-week program beginning in February and ending early May 2021. The cost of the program is $175 that can be paid via PayPal on this website. The size of the training class is limited but there will be a waiting list.  All applicants must have computer and internet connectivity to support their full participation in virtual classroom activities. By submitting this application, you are holding your place in the class or on the waiting list, but you are not obligated to join once the details are known.

Questions? Call (505) 328-6650.


All applicants must have adequate computer and internet connectivity to participate in classes and teleconferences, conduct electronic communications and online research, and perform public outreach.

If accepted into the Sandoval Extension Master Gardener Program:

  • I agree to attend an orientation meeting, all training classes (3 absences allowed with makeup quiz), and pass all quizzes (you can retake quizzes twice to pass).
  • I agree to volunteer and record a minimum of forty (40) hours to the Sandoval County Extension Master Gardener Program by September 30th, 2021 and each subsequent year of participation.
  • I agree to use my Master Gardener name tag, certificate and/or title only when providing approved volunteer service and not when working in a paid capacity or at any other time
  • I agree to follow the policies and procedures of New Mexico State University.

Notice: No refunds on class fees once classes begin.

I understand that applications are screened to select the best candidates to assist with Sandoval County community gardening and horticulture education. Reasons for not being selected will not be disclosed. First priority is given to residents of Sandoval County. If selected for the program, I understand that I serve at the request of the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension and that the request can be withdrawn at any time.


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    Payment for 2021 Intern Class is due at time of application submission. Complete the application first then return to this page to make your secure credit card payment using PayPal. Click on the button below to do that.