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.

If you have questions or comments about any project please email – outreach@sandovalmastergardeners.org

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

Jan
22
Sat
2022
all-day Intern Training – Soils
Intern Training – Soils
Jan 22 all-day
All classes are pre-recorded lectures and will be posted at midnight on Saturdays. Please join us for “Soils”. The focus of this class will be… Physical, chemical, and biological properties – presented by Dr. John[...]
Jan
28
Fri
2022
10:00 am Gardening with the Masters Onlin... @ Zoom Meeting
Gardening with the Masters Onlin... @ Zoom Meeting
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Learn about Houseplants as part of the Gardening with the Masters – online series, presented by Michelle Witte, Sandoval County Master Gardener. Michelle will be talking about what to know before and after purchasing a plant and[...]
Jan
29
Sat
2022
all-day Intern Training – Botany
Intern Training – Botany
Jan 29 all-day
All classes are pre-recorded lectures and will be posted at midnight on Saturdays. Please join us for “Botany”. The focus of this class will be… How plants grow – presented by Dr. Marisa Thompson, Horticulture[...]
Feb
5
Sat
2022
all-day Intern Training – Tree Selection...
Intern Training – Tree Selection...
Feb 5 all-day
All classes are pre-recorded lectures and will be posted at midnight on Saturdays. Please join us for “Tree Selection and Care” presented by Dr. Marisa Thompson, Horticulture Specialist. The focus of this class will be how[...]

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