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The San Miguel Basin Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: 4-H/Youth Development, Ag/Local Food, Gardening, Natural Resources and Home, Family & Health.

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Colorado Master Gardener Program

Colorado Master Gardener Class Enrollment is LIVE NOW!! Click on link below!!!
We are taking applications for the 2022/2023 Colorado Master Gardener Program (local volunteer track). Although all core classes are online and you can work on them each week at the time best for you, we will have a few locally-focused and hands-on learning labs (evenings) to supplement the online classes! The course runs from January – April 2023. The cost of the program is $200. There are scholarships for locals and discounts for county and CSU staff of a 50% discount. All information can be found at: cmg.extension.colostate.edu The link to register online won’t open until September 1st. And will close on October 16th. So, don’t delay! If for some reason you can’t register by October 16th, please call us directly at 970-327-4393 or email maryw@sanmiguelcountyco.gov or Yvette.Henson@colostate.edu Colorado Master Gardeners do their volunteer service with us locally in the San Miguel Basin Extension Office! We love working with our Master Gardeners to put on local programs, work together in our local research gardens, coordinate the SMB Regional seed library, help clients solve their plant problems, etc. Registration for the non-volunteer track is $530 and doesn’t open until November.


Heritage Harvest Festival Produce Show-Oct 8th

We are excited to once again host a Produce Show at the Heritage Harvest Festival this fall!

Come Saturday, October 8th, 11-4 pm Nucla Town Park, 165 W. 10th Ave.

Bring your beautiful local produce & flowers to the CSU Extension Table to be in the show! Heritage Harvest Festival Guidelines on this website: Contact Yvette.henson@colostate.edu or call 970-708-4786.
Click here for Produce Guidelines~


Seed Saving Class in Naturita

Date: October 22nd 9-12noon @ Montrose County Library,
Address: 107 West 1st St, Naturita, CO 81422
There will be no charge but you can donate to our program fund.  We will also have a seed share so bring seeds.  If you don’t have seeds you can still take seeds.

Grain Program in Norwood. Details TBD



Did you know we offer free diagnostic services?

We have an email specifically for this smbcmg@sanmiguelcountyco.gov  (It stands for San Miguel Basin Colorado Master Gardeners). If you have a plant or tree problem or need a plant or insect identified, send photos to this email, along with information describing the problem by using the forms below.

Link for SMB Tree/Shrub Diagnostic pdf Form

Fillable Form – Tree/shrub Diagnostics

Link for SMB General Diagnostic pdf Form

Fillable Form – General Diagnostics