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 2016 Master Gardener Public Education 3rd Quarter Class Schedule for El Dorado County

Download the 2016 Master Gardener Public Education 4th 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.

2016 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's August Classes


8/27 Rock Gardens  - Instructor: Cheryl Turner

Are you looking for a beautiful way to replace your thirsty lawn, landscape a slope, or create a pocket garden? Join this talented team of Master Gardeners for a presentation on rock gardening. Learn about the range of classical and modern design choices; how to assess your site; setting up the rock garden (rocks, soil, water, plant selection and maintenance) and our lessons-learned from creating the Demo Garden’s rock garden. Class will include indoor presentations plus a visit to the garden. FREE CLASS

9:00 am - noon Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville

2016 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's September Classes

9/7 Grapes: from garden to table - MFP/MG Instructors: Dave Hale, Phillip Gray, Michael Pizza 

Come see how you can grow grapes successfully in our county and explore ways to utilize grapes for food preparation. UCCE Master Gardeners will inform the home gardener about how to choose the grape varieties best suited for El Dorado County, and how to propagate, plant, cultivate and prune grapes. UCCE Master Food Preservers will share how to harvest, store, freeze and dry grapes. They will also demonstrate how to extract grape juice to make a freezer grape jelly.

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

9/10 Saturdays with Barry

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.

10 am - noon at the  Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville (behind Folsom Lake College - El Dorado Center)

9/14 Putting Your Garden to Bed - Instructors: Cindy Young & Cheryl Turner 

The extra effort you put into your yard and garden areas this fall will pay big dividends next year. They will discuss yard and garden clean up, tool sharpening and cleaning, cool season planting, composting, mulching, pruning, the importance of collecting those valuable fall leaves, and much more. Many hands-on demonstrations! FREE CLASS

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

9/17 Successful Gardening with Flowering Native Plants  - Instructor: Alice Cantelow

Do you love wildlife, pollinators, and birds, and enjoy their activities in your landscape? Would you like to save money, lower your water bill and spend less on fertilizers and pesticides? Then add native plants to your garden! You will go from the classroom to the Sherwood Demonstration Native Garden to see these plants in action. FREE CLASS

9:00 am - noon at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive,Placerville

9/17 Seed Saving and Journaling - Instructors: Paula Bertram & OJ Gow

Come learn how easy saving your own garden seeds can be! Gather seeds to take home from the Sherwood Demonstration Garden! Once you get those free seeds, you'll need to keep records of your plantings and harvest. We’ll introduce you to record keeping - both on paper and digital to help you become a better gardener! FREE CLASS

1:00 – 4:00pm Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive,Placerville

9/21 Olives: From Garden to Table - Instructors: Deb Hillel & Dave Hale

Olives are a fun and easy food to grow and preserve. The Master Gardeners will teach the proper care of your olive trees including how to protect them from the destructive olive fruit flies. The Master Food Preservers will demonstrate curing and preservation techniques to remove the natural bitterness for tasty olives. FREE CLASS

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


September 24th 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive (Behind the Folsom Lake College) Placerville

Hundreds of plants grown locally by our Master Gardeners! We have drought tolerant plants; trees and shrubs; perennials; grasses; succulents; herbs; native plants; composting and vermiculture booth. Experienced Master Gardeners will be available to answer your home gardening questions for a successful landscape and garden. Enjoy the beautiful garden!

Open: Wed/Fri/Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 6699 Campus Drive (Behind the College), Placerville
Closed all day when forcasted temperatures are 95F and above.

Webmaster Email: rkcleveland@ucanr.edu