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Upcoming Events

SCMG Advanced Classes and Workshops

  • Friday, April 25 from 2:00-4:00pm
  • Introduction to Organic Gardening (open to public) by Lynda Garvin, SCMG Horticulture Agent
    held at the Sandoval County Extension

  • Thursday, May 1 from 9:00-11:00am
  • Controlling Wildlife in Your Garden by Dr. Sam Smallidge, NMSU Extension Wildlife Specialist
    held at the Sandoval County Extension

  • Friday, May 9 from 8:45-12 noon
  • Drought Gardening Workshop (open to the public) by John Zarola, SCMG, Sandra Liakus, SCMG and Jim Brooks of Soilutions
    held at Sandoval County Extension

  • (4)March 29 from 10:00-noon
  • Pruning Demonstration by Rex Franklin held at Franklin Vineyards in Corrales

    Rio Rancho Tree Stewards Spring Training

  • March 29, 2014 from 9a.m. to 3p.m.

  • Consider joining the Tree Team and attend our Spring Training. We meet at the UNM-West Campus on March 29, 2014. This is a fun training day where trainees interact with urban forest experts. The morning session is a classroom session followed by hands on training in the afternoon at a local Rio Rancho Park. Tree Stewards who would like a refresher course are always welcome.

    To register call (505-891-5015)/Rio Rancho Parks Dept.

    Participants in the program will receive tools and training by professional and certified arborists in arboriculture, and will be asked to volunteer to help the city plant and take care of trees in public parks. Participants that successfully complete the training will be certified as an official City of Rancho Tree Steward.
    This is an opportunity for residents to learn from experts and then apply that knowledge to assist the city to care for the valuable trees in our parks.

    Save the Date!

    New Mexico Master Gardener's Conference

  • July 24 thru July 26, 2014

  • More information to come!

    Current Weekly Activities

  • Corrales Growers Market
  • Sundays 9am - 12pm
    Located at: 500 Jones Rd & Corrales Rd. - just south of the Post Office
    Market Season: April 28th - October 31st
    Contact: Polly Garner

  • Corrales Town Hall Gardens
  • Wednesday mornings
    4324 Corrales Road, Corrales, NM
    Contact: Judy Jacobs for hours

  • Rio Rancho WaterWise Garden
  • Thursdays - 1st and 3rd
    9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
    Rio Rancho WaterWise Garden
    950 Pinetree Rd., Rio Rancho
    Contact: Sue Trevor

  • Meadowlark Rose Garden
  • Flexible days:
    Meadowlark Senior Center
    4330 Meadowlark Lane, SE, Rio Rancho
    If you are interested in working on the garden, contact: Carol Marr
    Work on the garden will be by request as needed through the winter.

    Bi-Weekly Activities

  • WaterWise Garden

  • 9:00 - 11:00am
    Water Wise Garden: 950 Pine Tree Road
    between RR Post Office & Esther Bone Library

    Weekly volunteers are needed on Thursdays March through October- 8am to 11am.
    Winter Hours are 1st & 3rd Thursdays- 9am to 11am.

    Please contact Sue Trevor for more information.

    Current Monthly Activities

  • Gardening with the Masters

  • 1st Tuesday of the month
    7pm - 8:30pm
    Contact: John Zarola


    April 1, 2014 Growing Culinary Herbs by Leah Vesely, Master Gardener
    May 6, 2014 Gardening Concept from Permaculture by Suzanne Maxwell, Master Gardener

    Classes are held at the Meadowlark Senior Center located at 4330 Meadowlark Lane SE, in Rio Rancho.
    The lectures are the first Tuesday of each month** except for January, July and September due to holidays.**
    If you are passionate about a gardening topic and would like to present in the future, please contact John Zarola.

  • SCMG Board Meeting

  • 3rd Tuesday of the month
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Audience: All Sandoval County Master Gardeners and Interns are invited to attend
    The board meetings are held at the Sandoval County Extension Office

  • DeLavy House Garden Maintenance

  • 1st Wednesday of each month

    Contact: Charlotte Wilson, for hours

    Sandoval County Historical Society, Edmund Rd., Bernalillo - just north of the Warrior Gas Station (by Santa Ana Casino) on Highway 550.

    The DeLavy House is the home of the Sandoval County Hisorical Society. It is a small project with about 5 acres of desert landscaping that we maintain. This means lots of trimming, weeding, litter patrol and care of existing plants.