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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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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.

The 2020-2021 Seedling
Plant Program


We are back on track once again to offer the 2020-2021 Seedling Trees, Plants, or Shrubs through our San Miguel Basin Office. We are NOT able to answer the office phone as we are working remotely (at our own homes) so if you want an application click here for SMB 2021 Seedling Application or email Mary Watson at
Any Landowners in the San Miguel and West Montrose counties area are able to buy Seedling Plants from the CSU Extension Office in Norwood.  The seedlings are sold in cooperation with the Colorado State Forest Service. We will be taking orders for trees (when available) through late April; you would pick them up around the first week in May here in Norwood.
We offer perennial wildflowers and grasses, bare root trees, regular potted trees; they are offered in lots of 25 or 30 at a nominal cost, cash or check only. We have over 40 different species are available – both deciduous and conifers. Contact Mary if you are interested in planting supplies.

Also on this website is the tree availability inventory at this link: Do not use the Forest Service application form, use our San Miguel Basin Application Form.

Click here information on TREE WINDBREAK DESIGN



Native Plant Educational Programs

Do you want to be a  Native Plant Master?

Do you want to find out what’s blooming and learn more about some of your favorite plants in Colorado?

Come Explore with us by Attending at Native Plant Class.

Call our SMB CSU Extension Office in Norwood at 970-327-4393.

Or Email Mary or Yvette: |