Recruiting for the 2019 Class


Would you like to become a Master Gardener?  Are you interested in becoming more knowledgable by receiving university level training in horticulture?  Do you have the passion, the commitment, and the willingness to serve your community by providing a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service every year?  Will you assist the Cooperative Extension Service by answering questions about gardening in the Albuquerque area after you have been trained?  If you can answer yes to these questions, we would love to have you join our ranks.

Application Information

The Master Gardener class for the 2019 year will begin on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, and continue through part of April 2019.  Applications will be available ONLINE ONLY here on the website beginning Monday, October 8, 2018.

There will be an informational recruitment meeting on Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 4:00 - 5:30 PM at the Albuquerque Garden Center at 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE.  This is a very important meeting and all prospective new students are strongly encouraged to attend.

The Bernalillo County Extension Service begins recruiting volunteers in August for the class that begins in January of the following year. The 13-week training program takes place every Tuesday morning. Master Gardeners agree to work forty hours annually in a variety of service opportunities.  Each County Extension Service runs its own training program.

Click here to read an informative brochure produced by New Mexico State University about the state Master Gardener Program. Please call 243-1386 for more specific information about the Bernalillo County program (Albuquerque Master Gardeners).

Come and join us!  We have fun, we learn a great deal, and we are a service to our community.