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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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Native Plant Classes

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.

Native Plant Education Classes—SAVE THE DATES!

Confluence of the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers, May 14
Norwood Area, June 4
High Elevation, July 9

All classes are outdoors from 9 am till 3(4 )pm.  $25.  Payable to: CSU Ext, Mail to PO Box 130, Norwood, CO 81423.  Check/money order only for classes.  Class limit will be 10 people.  County regulations about masks and social distancing will be followed. Email Mary at to register.

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The 2020-2021 Seedling
Plant Program

We have stopped taking applications for seedlings for the 2020-2021 year. Email Mary Watson at to be on the email list for the 2021-2022 year.
We will start the program up again in the Fall.

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. After ordering and paying with a check, you will pick them up around the first or second week in May here in Norwood; we will inform you of the date.
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.

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