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

Jul
9
Sat
2022
10:00 am Home Composting Basics @ Open Space Visitor Center
Home Composting Basics @ Open Space Visitor Center
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Open Space Visitor Center Instructor: John Zarola Home Composting Basics: Home composting is recycling that produces a useful soil conditioner. Basic composting science will be presented[...]
Jul
12
Tue
2022
1:00 pm SEMG Advisory Council meeting vi...
SEMG Advisory Council meeting vi...
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Please join the monthly Sandoval Extension Master Gardener Advisory Council meeting. To receive the Zoom invitation please send an email to admin@sandovalmastergardeners.org.
Aug
6
Sat
2022
10:30 am Bucket Composting with Bokashi M... @ Cherry Hills Public Library
Bucket Composting with Bokashi M... @ Cherry Hills Public Library
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mark your calendar! Bucket Composting with Bokashi Method: 10:30 am to 12:00 noon at the Cherry Hills Public Library Instructor: Rod Reay Bucket Composting with Bokashi Method: Home composting is recycling that produces a useful soil[...]
Aug
9
Tue
2022
1:00 pm SEMG Advisory Council meeting vi...
SEMG Advisory Council meeting vi...
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Please join the monthly Sandoval Extension Master Gardener Advisory Council meeting. To receive the Zoom invitation please send an email to admin@sandovalmastergardeners.org.

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