Master Gardener Course Starts Feb. 4

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A Master Gardener course offered by Los Alamos County and NMSU Cooperative Extension Service starts Feb. 4. Courtesy photo


If you are desiring inspiration for this years’s garden or landscaping, now is the time to register for the Master Gardener course offered by the Los Alamos County and New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service.  Classes begin on Feb. 4 and run through April 25 each Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 pm in Fuller Lodge and are open to anyone who desires to learn more about gardening. 

Each of the 13 classes will be taught by specialists from New Mexico State University and Los Alamos County Agent – Carlos Valdez.  A few of the numerous subjects to be taught are “Basic Botany and Plant ID”, “Climate and Water”, “Weeds”, “Vegetable Production” and “Shrubs & Trees”.  

Individuals from all walks of life participate in the Master Gardener Classes and Program.  Many continue their commitment to the program, volunteering their time in numerous ways by sharing appropriate research-based gardening information and techniques with the community.  A program of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners is the Demo Garden at the corner of Central Ave and Oppenheimer Dr.  

Register to take the course and become a Master Gardener by calling (505) 662-2656 or emailing  Details can be obtained by calling or going to the website  Cost is $200.00. Scholarships are available.