UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County

Public Education Classes

Master Gardeners offer free classes most Saturdays of the year. No advance registration is needed.

Download the 2015 Master Gardener Public Education Class Schedule for El Dorado County - May - September.

  • 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.

2015 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's May Classes

5/13 Can You Eat Your Landscaping? - Instructors: Gail Fulbeck & Debbie Hillel

Edible landscapes are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners. An edible landscape means many of the plants around your home will have edible fruits, foliage, flowers, or roots. Join the Master Gardeners as they present this class on Edible Landscaping to help you explore your options. Learn which herbs, trees, and shrubs taste and look good in the landscape . . . and you may find new meaning in “going out to eat”!

Location: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park

5/16 Worms - Instructors: Merry Campbell, Gail Fulbeck & Cindy Young

Join Master Gardeners Merry Campbell, Gail Fulbeck and Cindy Young for this presentation on how to use these hardworking friends of all gardeners, the worms. Learn how worms can rapidly break down kitchen waste to make worm compost, one of the best organic fertilizers possible. Covered also will be the types of worms needed, how to harvest the compost and how to set up a worm bin.

Location: Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive

5/30 Cottage Garden - Instructor: Eve Keener

Cottage gardens are both utilitarian and beautiful. Learn from Master Gardener Eve Keener the art of mixing fruit, vegetables, herbs, and perennial and annual flowers in this informal garden style. Overflowing with plants, a carefully planned cottage garden can add charm to a small lot or a larger garden plot.

Location: Folsom Lake College - El Dorado Center, Classroom A-105 Map, 6699 Campus Dr., Placerville

2015 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's June Classes

10 Native Plants for Home Gardens - Instructors: Alice Cantelow & Catherine Moné

Learn how to improve the natural beauty and function of your landscape with native plants, many of which use very little water. We'll focus on why natives are important, how to find the right plants and situate them in your yard, and how to plant and maintain natives for lasting results. FREE CLASS

Location: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park

18-21 COME SEE US AT THE EL DORADO COUNTY FAIR!

Bring your gardening questions to our booth located in the Floriculture Building at the Placerville Fairgrounds. We also have a great line-up of Master Gardener presentations going on during the fair: Fire Wise Landscaping; Edible Landscaping; Worm Composting; Bees; Pruning Fruit Trees; Growing Olive Trees; Garden Safety; Hummingbirds; Tool Selection and Care; Container Gardening; Hanging Flower Baskets and Dividing Bearded Iris’.
Visit our website to view the schedule of presentations: http://ucanr.edu/edmg 

27 Living with Oaks - Instructor: Heidi Napier

El Dorado County is graced with handsome and enduring California Oaks. New construction, irrigated lawns and cultivated land can endanger them, and they need proper care to continue to thrive. Join Master Gardener Heidi Napier for a presentation on the various methods to maintain and protect these wonderful trees. FREE CLASS

Location: Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane Ct., Placerville

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