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Albuquerque Area Extension Master Gardener Program

We are community volunteers trained in horticulture by the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service. We can answer both general and specific questions about all aspects of growing things.

News and Announcements

  • Intro to Aquaponics Webinar Series

    Learn the basics of aquaponics with Rossana Sallenave of NMSU and Charlie Shultz of Santa Fe Community College. Topics include systems, water quality, fish selection, plant selection, nutrient...
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  • Parade of Gardens Tickets On Sale Now

    Tickets for the 2024 Parade of Gardens are now on sale! You can get yours online, at many local garden centers or in the Garden Center gift shop. Prices: Regular ticket: $20 Volunteer ticket: $10...
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  • May/June 2024 Newsletter

    Read the latest newsletter, with many fascinating articles, including: 2 timely articles about growing tomatoes Rose Kern's tribute to a long-ago gardening neighbor More advice for scavenger...
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  • Parade of Gardens

    Albuquerque's annual Parade of Gardens is coming soon! This year's parade, in the Arroyo del Oso neighborhood, will include: -Passionate Quirkiness- -Extensive Shaded Landscaping- -Thoughtful...
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  • Congratulations!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO JIM JACKSON, THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE'S 2023 OLDER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENT! Jim Jackson, Volunteer Opportunity Chair for the UFO (Urban Farm Oasis) Garden was...
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  • Find a Master Gardener Near You, 2024!

    Master Gardener Information tables are located around the city, from March through October, with Master Gardeners available to answer your gardening questions. Check these locations at the indicated...
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  • Albuquerque Seed Library

    Did you know that Albuquerque has a seed library, located at the South Broadway Library? You can check out up to 30 packages of seeds per year, and you don't have to return them! Since your...
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  • USDA Updated Hardiness Zones

    The USDA has updated its hardiness zone map to reflect changing temperatures in the US. For articles about the changes, click the following links:...
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  • Make a Garden for Wildlife!

    See flyer for great ideas about making a home for wildlife in your yard.
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  • Water

    Are you wondering how much to water the next few months? Check out the Albuquerque Water Authority recommendations at https://www.505outside.com/ .
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  • Compost

    Learn how to improve your soil! See the calendar for more composting classes coming up in 2024. Or go directly to the Master Composters website to see what they have to offer:...
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We can help you understand the science of the various soils in our area and tell you what grows best here. We can help with those pesky entomology, or bug, problems. We have up-to-date information about plant botany, plant diseases, growing fruits and vegetables, caring for your lawn, and growing roses. Are you interested in xeriscaping? We have information about that as well.  We are here to help you develop gardens that will thrive and be beautiful in our arid landscape.

Look through our frequently asked questions (FAQs). Explore our resources. If you can’t find an answer please click the Ask a Question link above to go to the question submittal form.  Once your question has been submitted someone will contact you to help you solve your problem.  

From March through the end of October you can call the Master Gardener Hotline on weekdays (except holidays), to speak to a Master Gardener, or you can arrange for an in-person consultation at the Extension Office:

Extension Office:  (505) 243-1386 --  9AM to 3:30PM (closed for lunch from 12 to 12:30PM)

How to contact us

Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service (CES)
1510 Menaul Extension NW (just North and West of I-40 and 12th Street)
(505) 243-1386

The Extension Office is open weekdays from 8:00AM to 4:30PM and closed for lunch from 12 to 12:30PM. Please call before coming to ensure that someone will be there who can assist you.

Website: https://bernalilloextension.nmsu.edu