Learn the basics of Southwest soils
Rudy Benavidez, Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Director
and Agriculture Agent, will provide advice on “Improving Your
Soil for Planting.” This free clinic will be on Monday, December
3, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330
Meadowlark Lane, S.E., in Rio Rancho. It is offered by New Mexico
State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
and educator—NMSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating.
Sandoval County Cooperative Extension offers Master
Gardener Volunteer Training Program
The New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service of
Sandoval County is offering a Volunteer Master Gardeners Training
This is for residents who have been gardening for a few years.
It is a volunteer program designed to educate and assist the residents
of Sandoval County in all aspects of gardening.
The 11-week course will begin on January 8, 2008. Classes will
be on Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Rio West Community
Church, 6751 Pasilla Road, NE, Rio Rancho, NM.
To become certified as a Master Gardener, you must complete 40
hours of classes, including tests, 30 hours of volunteer work and
10 hours at the Sandoval County telephone hotline.
The Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program is limited to 35
students. Deadline to apply is December 28, 2007. For more information
and to obtain a Master Gardener application, please contact the
Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Service at 867-2582 or 1-800-678-1802.
The program is sponsored by the New Mexico State University Sandoval
County Cooperative Extension Service and Sandoval County Master
New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer and educator. NMSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture
cooperating. If you are an individual with a disability who is in
need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting,