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 tentative 2015 January through June Free Public Education Class Schedule.

Download the 2015 Free Public Education Class schedule for Cameron Park Community Center.

  • 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.

2014 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's December Classes

6:  Trees and Shrubs in the Foothills

Join Master Gardener Steve Savage to learn about basic landscaping concepts, how to get started, trees and shrubs that work best in the foothills, and how to bring this altogether to create a pleasing, survivable landscape.  There will be special emphasis on drought tolerant plants including perennials and ground covers.

Location:  Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville

13:  Selecting and Planting Deciduous Fruit Trees

Mgs Walt Miller and Pam Lane will present essential information on the selection and proper planting of bare root fruit trees.  The focus of the class will be on planting techniques and tree selection.  Fruit tree varieties best suited for your El Dorado County location will be discussed in depth. 

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

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: TBD

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