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.
Spring Plant Sale
Date: April 29, 2017
2017 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's March Classes
3/25 Sustainable Gardening - Instructor: Deborah Nicolls
What Is It, Why Should You Do It, and How Do You Do It? Come learn why you need to practice gardening sustainably to maintain your own little piece of the environment and maybe even improve it. Learn how to save resources, money, and time as you garden. FREE CLASS
9:00 am – noon Government Center Hearing Room Building C - 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville
04/01 Composting Instructors: Dave Hale, Debbie Hillel, Cindy Young
Compost provides valuable nutrients for your garden soil. Compost helps retain moisture - which saves water, suppresses weeds, prevents soil erosion, and loosens compacted soils for better drainage and water retention. It is rewarding to know you are turning waste into a nutrient rich organic material for your garden. FREE CLASS
9am – noon Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
04/08 Landscaping with Trees and Shrubs Instructor: Steve Savage
Join Master Gardener Steve Savage for a class about basic landscaping concepts. Learn how to get started, which trees and shrubs work best in the foothills, and how to bring this all together to create a pleasing, survivable landscape. Special emphasis on drought tolerant plants including, trees, shrubs, perennials, and ground covers. FREE CLASS
9 am – noon - Government Center Hearing Room Building C, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville
04/08 Saturdays with Barry Instructor: Barry Wold
A lot of things are happening in the spring vegetable garden. Barry will explain various planting, thinking and pest control needs for the success of your vegetable garden during each month’s demonstration. FREE CLASS
10 am – noon Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
04/12 Orchids Instructor: Heidi Napier
You don’t need a greenhouse to grow lovely orchids both indoors and outdoors. Several species do well in El Dorado County climate in a shade garden. Heidi will cover basic care, simple propagation, easy varieties, and will show you how to get these enchanting plants to thrive and bloom. FREE CLASS
9 am – noon Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park
04/22 Irrigation Instructors: Sheri Burke, Cheryl Turner
With summer coming soon, it is very important to preserve our water resources, while protecting the investments in our plants and landscaping. Master Gardeners Sheri Burke and Cheryl Turner will discuss the basics of home sprinkler and drip irrigation systems. Learn how to provide your plants with the water they need and reduce your water bill. FREE CLASS
9 am – noon Folsom Lake College, A--105 / Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
04/29 SPRING PLANT SALE
See our website at http://ucanr.org/sites/EDC_Master_Gardeners
8 am – 2 pm Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
THE SHERWOOD DEMONSTRATION GARDEN
Opening soon. April 1st.