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 2017 Master Gardener Public Education 1st Quarter Class Schedule for El Dorado County.

  • 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.

2017 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's February Classes

 

2/11 Rainwater Harvesting and Greywater Use - Instructor: Alice Cantelow

Tap into free water sources that are readily available on your own property: rainwater andgreywater. You will learn various methods of collecting and utilizing rain, including rain gardens. Master Gardener AliceCantelow will also tell you how to safely and legally use greywater—the water from your clothes washer, shower and bathroom sinks. Real life examples from our area will be discussed.

9:00 am – noon Government Center Hearing Room Building “C” - 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville


2/11 Saturdays with Barry - Instructor: Barry Wold

A lot of things are happening in the fall vegetable garden. Barry will explain various planting, thinning and pest control needs for the success of your vegetable garden during each month’s demonstration. The Demonstration Garden docents will also be on hand to answer your gardening questions and show you around! FREE CLASS

10:00 am – noon Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville


2/25 Pruning for Next Year's Fabulous Rose Display - Instructor: Eve Keener

The timing of rose pruning in our county is critical. If you are a novice or need a review of the “whys, whens and hows” of rose pruning this class is for you. Join Master Gardener Eve Keener for a workshop on this art and grow roses your neighbors will envy! (Rain date: TBD)

1:00 – 3 pm Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville

2017 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's February Classes

3/4 Backyard Chickens - Instructor: Heidi Napier

Join Heidi Napier to learn all there is to know about having your own backyard chickens! She will cover choosing and raising chicks, behavior, handling, housing, nutrition and health problems - in small flocks. FREE CLASS

9:00 am – noon Government Center Hearing Room Building C - 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville


3/8 Seasonal Color with California Bulbs - Instructor:  Catherine Moné

California landscapes are graced by seasonal bulbs, corms, and rhizomes that make up much of our region’s wildflower beauty. Come learn to identify these plants, understand their growth and propagation needs, and get tips for success in your home garden.

9:00 am – noon Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park


3/11 Saturdays with Barry - Instructor: Barry Wold

A lot of things are happening in the fall vegetable garden. Barry will explain various planting, thinning and pest control needs for the success of your vegetable garden during each month’s demonstration. The Demonstration Garden docents will also be on hand to answer your gardening questions and show you around! FREE CLASS

10:00 am – noon Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville


3/18 Native Garden Tour - Instructor: Alice Cantelow

Join Chairperson Alice Cantelow for a slow stroll and talk through the Native Garden at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden. Learn about what is working and what isn’t, what challenges have been overcome, and about individual plant species and their strengths and weaknesses. She will also demonstrate some of the pruning being done. Talk will occur rain or shine.
FREE CLASS

10:00 am – noon Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville


3/18 Kids' Class: Show What You Grow - Instructor: Eddie Basham

“Grow n’ Show Your Plants at the Fair” is designed for kids ages 5 to 15 and will cover the basics of growing plants. After the budding young gardeners learn the fundamentals, they will be encouraged to demonstrate their new skills by entering their plants in peer competition at the upcoming county fair. Interested students are encouraged to preregister on the Master Gardeners' El Droado County Fair webpage.  FREE CLASS

10:00 - 11 am  El Dorado County Fairgrounds Floriculture Building, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville


3/25 Sustainable Gardening - Instructor: Deborah Nicolls

More information to come...

9:00 am – noon Government Center Hearing Room Building C - 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville

THE SHERWOOD DEMONSTRATION GARDEN

Closed for the season (except for the Saturday's with Barry classes). Will reopen in April.

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