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

Public Education Classes

Grand Opening
Sherwood Demonstration Garden
October 3, 2015 from 10:00 to 3:00

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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.

  • 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 September Classes

1 Apples, Pears & More: From Garden to Vase Garden to Table - Instructors: Summer Brasuel & Pam Lane

Our Master Gardeners will cover the care and feeding of apple and pear trees, including which trees do well in our area. Learn the most common insects and diseases, and an overview on pruning. The Master Food Preservers will show you what to do with the produce once it is harvested. Presentations will be on storage of fresh produce and canning and dehydrating. Find out which varieties are the best for preserving. Master Gardener/Master Food Preserver Combination Class

Location: El Dorado County Fairgrounds Boardroom, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville

9 Seed Saving and Journaling - Instructors: Paula Bertram & Ola Jane Gow

Free Seeds! Master Gardener Paula Bertram will demonstrate how to select, collect and store seeds from your favorite vegetable, herb and flower plants. You will take home seeds to try in your garden next year! Master Gardener Ola Jane Gow will teach the importance and FUN of garden journaling and record keeping.

Location: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park

17 Holiday Gifts From the Kitchen and Garden

We have some pretty “Hefty Holidays” just coming around the corner: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s. Do you ever find yourself in a “gotta run out for a present” situation for that last minute gift need? We all have . . . but help is on the way! The Master Food Preservers and the Master Gardeners of El Dorado County are joining to present an event that just might solve all of your gifting needs. Best of all: it is FREE! Master Gardener/Master Food Preserver Combination Class

Location: El Dorado County Fairgrounds Marshall Building, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville

19 Grapes: Propagation & Care to Juicing & Jam - Instructors: Michael Pizza, Phillip Gray and David Hale

Come see how you can grow grapes successfully in our county and explore some of the ways you can utilize grapes for food preparation and storage. Our Master Gardeners will show you how to select, care for, and prune grapes. The Master Food Preservers will share how to harvest, store, freeze and dry grapes. They will also demonstrate how to extract juice from grapes in order to make a “freezer” grape jelly. Master Gardener/Master Food Preserver Combination class

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

26 Orchids - Instructor: Heidi Napier

The orchid family is probably the largest in the plant kingdom, and many can be grown in El Dorado County. Join Master Gardener Heidi Napier to learn how to grow and care for these wonderful plants. Bring your orchids for problem diagnosis or repotting. 

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

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