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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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We are taking applications for the 2022/2023 Colorado Master Gardener Program (local volunteer track). Although all core classes are all 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 for a 50% discount.
  • The Link to register is LIVE, but it 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 or

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.

If you have Colorado Master Gardener program questions, email Yvette.