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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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Look below for SMB Regional Seed Library Information!

Apple Pruning Workshop/Webinar

This workshop will be held virtually this year on March 11th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The following is the Zoom Info:

Password: Apple

We are also planning on hosting a couple of field days for interested Colorado Master Gardeners. We will pass along that info as soon as we confirm we are able to do so. Unfortunately we will not have a hands-on opportunity for the public this year. We also pushed the workshop off by a week to allow us a bit more time to prepare the virtual workshop.
Sent from:
Gus Westerman, Dolores County Director
CSU Extension

Heirloom Apple Grafting Class

Join the Apple Core Project for an afternoon of grafting outside at our Demo Orchard Farm in Nucla, Colorado.

In this class you will learn how to graft apple trees and explore fruit growing history in the region.

San Miguel Basin Regional Seed Library!

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 2021 garden and you will need seeds!  Even though we are practicing Social Distancing and Sheltering at Home due to Corona Virus (COVID-19), we still want to provide seeds to you!
  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 linked 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 or call her at  970-708-4786.


Seed Availability List
Membership Form
Seed Saving Brochure

 We are working from Home so reach out to Yvette’s email 

COVID-19 Resources for Producers

Local Food Resources

Farmers’ Markets


Did you know we offer free diagnostic services?

We have an email specifically for this  (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