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.

 

Upcoming Events

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
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[...]
Feb
15
Wed
2023
3:00 pm Ready, Set, Grow! Pruning Fruit ... @ via Zoom
Ready, Set, Grow! Pruning Fruit ... @ via Zoom
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ready, Set, Grow! Pruning Fruit and Nut Trees, with Richard Heerema, NMSU Extension Pecan Specialist. Register at https://desertblooms.nmsu.edu/grow.htmlto receive your Zoom link.  For more information, email desertblooms.nmsu/grow.html or contact John Garlisch at 505-243-1386. 
Feb
16
Thu
2023
6:00 pm Intern Training – Weekly Q & A S... @ Zoom
Intern Training – Weekly Q & A S... @ Zoom
Feb 16 @ 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[...]

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