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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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Plant Select® Garden in Norwood near the San Miguel County Fairgrounds.


Plant Select® is a resource to help you choose wise selections of durable plants for your garden. CSU Extension and Master Gardeners planted this garden in 2009. We have brochures in our CSU Extension Office on the different seasons.

This garden has become one of the nearly 90 Plant Select® demonstration gardens located throughout the Rocky Mountain and High Plains regions. Plant Select® is a nonprofit collaboration with Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens, and partner growers. “The objective of Plant Select® is to come up with a palette of plants that do well growing in this climate,” says DiGGer volunteer Bill Pratt. The program annually provides our SMB Plant Select® Demonstration Garden with dozens of plants that are evaluated for durability, reliability, and cold hardiness. Trees and Plants are interspersed throughout the garden.

In ten growing seasons, the garden has evolved far beyond the wildflowers, miscellaneous plants from shrubs, trees and low-water xeric plants and rock mulch. Colorado Master Gardener Volunteers and CSU Extension have helped transform the garden near the San Miguel County Fairgrounds into a beautiful garden to be proud of.

Click here for more information on  Plant Select®