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Saving Seed ClassOct 23th
9-3 pm $10 or donation (to cover speaker costs)

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This class is to educate about the importance of locally adapted seeds in a local food system and will support the San Miguel Basin Regional Seed Library.  We need more local seed-savers! 

Instructors are Yvette Henson, SMB CSU Extension and local Colorado Master Gardeners, Robin Young, CSU Extension Archuleta County and Laura Parker, owner of High Desert Seed Company in Colona.

The morning session will be at Norwood Lone Cone Library from 9 am till noon. We will cover basics and have some hands-on activities. Then for lunch, seed share and seed processing demonstrations will be at the Norwood Community Garden from noon till 3pm.  Bring your own lunch and seeds to share.

Call 970-327-4393,  or Email, OR Please register in advance so we get a count.

Virtual Veggie Garden Tour
will be posted on our Facebook Page

Virtual Local Veggie Garden Tour – will be on our Facebook page rather than a live Zoom.  We will post 1-3 videos a week of individual local gardens beginning the week of October 4th.   “Like” our page and sign up for notifications or check daily.    You will be able to ask questions in the comments.  We will respond within a few days!

Field Experiencing Drought


The tax and capital gains resulting from these strategies can be significant.
The National Farm Income Tax Task Force have several articles and other resources available at

For More Agriculture and Food information,
Go to Food System Webinars, click here

Look below for 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 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