NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
Sandoval Extension Master Gardeners
2023 Application

The mission of the Sandoval Extension Master Gardener Program is to provide trained volunteers to assist the Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Service in providing county residents with the most current science-based horticulture information and practices available. The program trains volunteers to educate and inform members of their communities about appropriate, sustainable, and environmentally friendly gardening techniques.
 
Agreement

All applicants must have adequate computer and internet connectivity to participate in classes and teleconferences, conduct electronic communications and online research, and perform public outreach.

If accepted into the Sandoval Extension Master Gardener Program:

•   I agree to attend an orientation meeting, all training classes, all weekly team meetings, and pass all quizzes (you may retake quizzes twice to pass). No more than three (3) absences from either classes or team meetings will be allowed (with makeup quiz).

•   I agree to volunteer and record a minimum of thirty (30) hours to the Sandoval Extension Master Gardener Program by September 30th, 2023 and each subsequent year of participation. Volunteer hours will include ten (10) hours of community outreach, and twenty (20) hours of volunteer work in approved SEMG projects annually. The first ten hours of community outreach will be helping with the Sandoval Extension helpline.
 
•   I agree to attend a minimum of ten (10) hours of continuing education each subsequent year of participation.

•   I agree to use my Master Gardener name tag, certificate and/or title only when providing approved volunteer service and not when working in a paid capacity or at any other time.

•   I agree to follow the policies and procedures of the New Mexico State University and Sandoval Extension Master Gardener Program as summarized in the SEMG Handbook:  http://sandovalmastergardeners.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/M.G.Handbook-12.17.15.pdf
 
 
Your application will not be considered complete until you submit the class fee, using the PayPal link on the "How to Become a Master Gardener" page of our website, right below the link you clicked on to access this application. If you are not selected for the program, this fee will be refunded.

Notice: No refunds once classes begin. More than three absences will result in being dropped from the class. 

I understand that applications are screened to select the best candidates to assist with Sandoval County community gardening and horticulture education. Reasons for not being selected will not be disclosed. First priority is given to residents of Sandoval County. If selected for the program, I understand that I serve at the request of the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension and that the request can be withdrawn at any time.

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Are you 18 or older?

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* 3. How did you learn of the Sandoval Extension Master Gardener Program?

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* 4. Are you currently employed?

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* 5. Have you previously participated in a County Extension Master Gardener Program?

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* 6. If you have been a Master Gardener previously, please answer the following:

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* 7. Please list your gardening and/or horticulture training, classes or jobs.

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* 8. Please list your other volunteer experience (e.g. schools, non-profits, senior citizens, churches, etc.).

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* 9. Have you had experience in the following areas? (Check all that apply)

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* 10. Please list your group affiliations (e.g. garden clubs, community gardens, plant societies, etc.).

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* 11. Why do you want to become a Master Gardener and what special knowledge and/or experience will you contribute to the program?

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* 12. Please check your primary interests in horticulture.

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* 13. SEMG supports the Americans with Disabilities Act and will provide auxiliary aid to individuals, as feasible. Do you have any barriers to learning for which auxiliary aid may be required?

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* 14. If Yes, please explain.

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* 15. Do you understand and accept that the core curriculum of Master Gardener training will be conducted as online recorded classes supplemented with live Q&A sessions and interactions with mentor teams?

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