Working with the Public

Sandoval Extension Master Gardeners are committed to providing the public with the latest, most practical horticultural information currently available. Projects that provide information to the public fall into the following categories: answering gardening questions by phone or email; answering gardening questions in person; and offering education/training classes to the public.

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.

 

Bernalillo Farmers’ Market

 

The Bernalillo Farmers’ Market furnishes the public access to sustainable sources of locally grown food, and provides agricultural producers an outlet for the sale of their products directly to consumers. This Friday market (Fridays: mid June – late October) is located in Bernalillo’s Rotary Park (300 Rotary Park Rd) from 4 – 6 pm.

 

Corrales Growers’ Market (SUNDAY MARKET)

 

The Corrales Growers’ Market furnishes Sandoval County access to sustainable sources of locally grown food, and provides agricultural producers an outlet for the sale of their products directly to consumers. Only Sandoval Master Gardeners may participate at the information table. (For more information about the Market click here.)

 

Corrales Growers’ Market (WEDNESDAY MARKET)

 

The Corrales Growers’ Market furnishes Sandoval County access to sustainable sources of locally grown food, and provides agricultural producers an outlet for the sale of their products directly to consumers. Only Sandoval Master Gardeners may participate at the information table.

 

Corrales Harvest Festival

 

This two-day event is held in the fall, typically the last weekend in September and features numerous activities for youth and adults. The SEMG is given a number of tents in the youth area of the Corrales Soccer Field to offer a variety of activities for youth, including creation of seed art and seed bomb making.

 

Placitas Garden Tour

 

The Placitas Garden Tour, an approved SEMG volunteer project, is an annual ticketed horticultural event open to the public from which net profits will benefit the Sandoval Extension Master Gardener program and the Placitas Community Library.   For more information on the upcoming event and the Placitas tour gardens past and present please go to www.placitasgardentour.com.

Public volunteers are needed for the tour and invited to volunteer as garden greeters, traffic and parking coordinators, gardening experts, and horticultural presenters.  Please contact the Placitas Garden Tour for inquiries and sign up as a public volunteer on www.placitasgardentour.com.   This is a community event!

You may contact us at this email address for more information: placitasgardentour@gmail.com

 

SEMG Home Visits

 

The Home Visits Project is an outreach volunteer service available to Sandoval County residential clients.  This service is typically offered through the SEMG Hotline Project or directly by the Sandoval Extension Agent as a necessary step in resolving a garden or landscape issue that cannot be resolved by phone or email communications.  Home Visits may also be utilized for Plant ID and general landscape advice.    

This project is available to current SEMG Veterans who have proven experience with past Home Visits, have completed at least two years in the SEMG program, and/ or who are designated as SEMG garden specialists.   Other interested Veterans and Interns will be paired with experienced SEMG  Home Visit volunteers.

A Home Visit is set up with the homeowner by the Home Visits Project Chair or designated lead SEMG volunteer.  Volunteers travel by car to the residential garden to meet with the homeowner and/ or to investigate the plant/ horticultural issue as described by the homeowner.   The Home Visit SEMG volunteer or team takes photos, collects samples, ascertains the issue on the spot along with a recommended course of action, or decides that further research/ testing is necessary before summarizing the issue with the homeowner.   When the research or testing is completed, the appropriate follow-up is communicated with the homeowner along with a recommended course of action.  Finally, a summary report is submitted to the Home Visits Project Chair(s) and the Extension Agriculture Agent.

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all-day Intern Training – Soils
Intern Training – Soils
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all-day Intern Training – Botany
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