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 2015 January through April Free Public Education Class Schedule.

  • 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 January Classes

10:  Pruning Fruit Trees

Master Gardener Walt Miller will conduct the class, which will present and discuss the following: The physiology of tree basics on how and when they grow, how to prune to minimize injury to the tree, when to prune and when not to prune, and what to prune to establish a structurally sound tree which produces fruit.

Location: Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA

24:  Fire Wise Landscaping

Do you want to create an attractive and fire-wise landscape?  Join Master Gardener Robin Stanley and retired CALFIRE Chief Deputy Director Mark Stanley to learn how to balance aesthetics and safety to increase the chance that your property and home can withstand a wildfire.  You’ll leave with an individualized list of recommended changes.

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

31:  Beekeeping

Want to do something to improve your gardens and help the world at the same time? Consider keeping bees! Instructor Sharlet Elms will introduce you to beekeeping in your backyard, explain the current state of bees, and how bees affect your everyday life, and the process of maintaining a hive or two. The class will also give you some resources for getting started. 

Location: Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA

2015 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's February Classes

7:  Spring & Summer Vegetables

It's time to prepare the garden for the delicious spring and summer vegetables. Master Gardener Zack Dowell will discuss garden plant selection, planting times, site selection, soil preparation, proper seed planting techniques, and pest management.

Location: Veterans Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA

10:  Citrusmania

Come see how you can grow citrus successfully in our community AND explore the many ways you can preserve citrus in food preparation. Mike Pizza and Phyllis Lee will inform the novice and experienced citrus grower in what makes for successful growing in this county, what to watch for, harvesting, and delightful treats that can be made using citrus.

Location: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park, CA

14:  Roses

The timing of rose pruning in our county is critical and should be done mid-February at the earliest. If you are a novice or need a review of the “whys, whens and hows” of rose pruning, join the Master Gardeners for a workshop on this art.

Location: The Sherwood Demonstration Garden, Folsom Lake College/El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Dr., Placerville (located in front of the Community Observatory).

21:  Gardening in the Foothills

Join Master Gardener and retired meteorologist Steve Savage to learn about gardening in the unique Foothills environment.  Explore plant hardiness zones; effect of light, heat, and terrain on plants; micro-climates; frost formation and protection; and how to make short range forecasts for your garden.

Location: Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Ln., Placerville, CA

28:  Cutting Back Ornamental Grasses

Location: The Sherwood Demonstration Garden, Folsom Lake College/El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Dr., Placerville (located in front of the Community Observatory).

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