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NMSU, Sandoval County Master Gardeners to present two gardening series

BERNALILLO ? New Mexico State University?s Sandoval County Master Gardeners will host two gardening class series for horticultural enthusiasts.

The Southwest Gardener series will held each Saturday in February and March from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost for this series is $40, or $5 a class, payable at the door.

Topics of the sessions will include building desert soils, drip irrigation, grasses and alternative ground cover, small fruits and berries, xeriscape basics, tree care, growing herbs and organic gardening basics.

The Urban Horticulture series will be held the third Wednesday of the month beginning in January and ending in November. The free classes will be from 1 to 4 p.m.

The class topics will include seed starting, composting, cacti and succulents of the Southwest, herbaceous and flowering plants, climate extremes and ways to buffer them, eco-friendly pest management, food preservation, seed saving, bringing life to sandy soils, grasses and alternative ground cover and introduction to permaculture.

The classes will be presented by Master Gardeners, who have been trained by NMSU horticultural specialists, and NMSU Extension agents. Classes for both series will be held at NMSU?s Sandoval County Cooperative Extension office, 711 S. Camino del Pueblo in Bernalillo.

For more information on, and to register for, either of these series, visit sandovalmastergardeners.org.