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.
2015 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's July Classes
8 Gardening with Kids: Worms - Instructors: Cindy Young & Catherine Moné
This 45-minute class is designed just for kids, ages 5-7, accompanied by an adult, or 8 and up on their own. They’ll learn how worms turn kitchen scraps into valuable nutrients that make garden plants strong. Each child will construct and decorate a shoebox-sized worm bin, prepare the new worm home with bedding, and get a handful of worms to take home.
Pre-registration along with a $5.00 materials fee is required. Each class is limited to 12 kids. Class times: 9:00-9:45; 10:00-10:45; 11:00-11:45.
Go to http://ucanr.edu/edc-raisingworms to reserve your child’s place and make payment or call the Master Gardener office at 530-621-5512 for more information.
Location: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park
18 Lawn Removal - Instructors: Heidi Napier & Alice Cantelow
Learn to replace your lawn with a water-wise landscape. We'll cover how to get rid of the grass, change from sprinkler to drip system, options for replacement, including native plants, and things to avoid. Replacing lawns can save not only water, but also time and money as you reduce your need for mowing, fertilizer and pesticides.
Location: Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville