- Author: Missy Gable
The UC Master Gardener Program plays a critical role in extending research-based information to the public and simply put, we could not do it without people like you.
In 2017 you helped:
- Extend sustainable landscaping practices to more than 2.1 million people in California!
- Support more than 1,000 demonstration, community and school gardens around the state; creating beauty, outdoor classroom training opportunities, and increasing science literacy in schools, jails, hospitals, senior centers and more.
- Combat food insecurity in our local communities by giving people the skills and knowledge to grow their own healthy fruits and vegetables.
- Reduce pesticide use and inspire habitats for pollinators and other beneficial insects.
While we've had an incredible year as a program, we've also seen devastating loss with the fires that burned and continue to burn across California. We will continue to come together as a community and support one another, especially as our friends and colleagues deal with the overwhelming loss of their homes and property damage.
During the holiday season of giving, those interested in providing support can submit their contact information into the UC Master Gardener Fire Relief survey and be connected to local programs in need. Looking into the future we will work together to rebuild the gardens, landscapes and the communities we serve.
As we embark in the New Year we sincerely appreciate your efforts and thank you for the work you do to support the mission of the UC Master Gardener Program.
Happy holidays to you and yours!
Director, UC Master Gardener Program