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.
2016 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's July Classes
9 Working with Soils - Instructor: Shilo Nielson - 9:00 am - noon
Healthy soil means healthy plants. Come find out what your soil needs to keep your plants healthy and growing strong and why it is so important to our overall environmental health. Feed the Soil, and the plants take care of themselves. FREE CLASS
Location: Government Center Hearing Room Building C, 2850Fairlane Court in Placerville
9 Saturdays with Barry - Instructor: Barry Wold - 8:00 - 10:00 am
A lot of things are happening in the spring and summer vegetable garden. Barry will explain various planting, thinning and pest control needs as well as needs for the success of your vegetable garden during each month’s demonstration. FREE CLASS
Location: Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville
13 Little Gardens for Kids – Raising Worms - Instructors: Ola Hane Gow & Cindy Young - class times - 9:30 - 10:30 am and 10:45 - 11:45 am
Learn how to raise worms and make your own worm bin! Come and learn how worms turn kitchen scraps into valuable nutrients that make garden plants strong and healthy. Each participant will build, decorate and prepare the new worm home, and get a handful of worms to take home. Suitable for children 5 and up and must be accompanied by an adult who can assist them with the preparation of their worm bin. Each class is limited to 10 kids. Pre-registration along with a $10.00 materials fee is required. To reserve a spot and make a payment go to http://ucanr.edu/mgkidsclass-raising-worms.
Location: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park
16 Cottage Gardens - Instructor: Eve Keener - 9:00 am - noon
Are you one of those people who want to plant everything you see in the nursery? Then a cottage garden is for you - no bare soil and you can try many different combinations. While not a low maintenance style, it provides exciting results. FREE CLASS
Location: Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive,Placerville