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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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2022 Native Plant Education Field Classes

Fall Seeds and Fruits at the Confluence of San Miguel and Dolores Rivers
Education Field Class~~Friday, August 26, 9 am – 3 pm.


Call 970-327-4393 or email Mary at maryw@sanmiguelcountyco.gov to sign up for this class! This native plant class will help you learn plant families & key characteristics along with learning human/ecological relationships of the confluence.

We are asking for $25 to cover expenses and materials you will receive. Pay in advance to reserve your spot. If the class fills up and you haven’t paid, you will lose your spot. Make check out to SMB Extension Fund and mail to PO Box 130 or bring by the Extension Office at 1120 Summit Street, Norwood, CO. SORRY NO DOGS.



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SMB Regional Seed Library Information!

The purpose of our seed library is to provide and propagate locally adapted seeds for local gardeners and farmers.  Locally adapted seeds are a vital component of a healthy, secure & local food system. 

It’s time to plan your 2022 garden and you will need seeds!  We are trying hard to provide a variety of seeds to all!

  1. Go by the Lone Cone Library where the SMB Regional Seed Library is housed.
  2. If you can’t stop by the Library, contact Yvette to make arrangements to get seeds.
  3. Fill out the membership form link below.
  4. Select up to 5 packets of seeds (include first and alternate choices on the form). Seed availability link below.
  5. Email your form to Yvette.Henson@colostate.edu or call her at  970-708-4786 or give to Library staff and get your seeds at the Lone Cone Library.
Seed Availability Link
Seed Library Membership Form
Seed Saving Brochure

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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