Public Education Classes
Master Gardeners offer free classes most Saturdays of the year. No advance registration is needed.
- Classes start at 9:00 and usually run until Noon, unless otherwise noted.
- Please call to confirm the class location or check this website; the location may change due to circumstances beyond our control.
2014 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's October Classes
18: Putting the Garden To Bed
The extra effort you put into your yard and garden areas this fall will pay big dividends next year. Learn how easy it is to Put Your Garden to Bed with Master Gardeners Cindy Young and Cheryl Turner, as they present this second annual class. They will discuss yard and garden clean up, cool season planting, tool sharpening and cleaning, composting, mulching, pruning, the importance of collecting those valuable fall leaves AND MUCH MORE.
Location: Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA
25: Controlling Yellow Starthistle & Other Weeds
Join Master Gardener Steve Savage to learn about this invasive weed that has taken over large portions of California's range land and urban landscape. Learn about its origins, how it moves, why it is so difficult to control, how to overcome these difficulties, control methods, and how to design an effective control program.
Location: El Dorado County Main Library, 345 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA
2014 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's November Classes
Come see how you can grow citrus successfully in our community AND explore the many ways you can preserve citrus in food preparation. Mike Pizza and Phyllis Lee will inform the novice and experienced citrus grower in what makes for successful growing in this county, what to watch for, harvesting, and delightful treats that can be made using citrus.
Location: Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA
8: Raised Bed Gardening
Do you have soil that is impossible to grow anything because of its clay content or rock content? Do you have physical constraints that make traditional gardening difficult? If so, this is the class for you. MG Eve Keener will explain the benefits of raised bed gardening, how to build the beds, what materials to use and how to maintain them for long term bounty.
Location: Government Center Hearing Room, Build C, 2850 Fairlane Crt., Placerville, CA
15: Container Gardening
No room -- or water -- for a large garden? Join Master Gardener Julianne Melchor as she teaches you how to create a miniature garden in a decorative container. Ideas can be translated to an outdoor landscape as well as container gardening in general.
Location: Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Ln., Placerville, CA