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 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.

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Date: April 29, 2017

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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


See our website at http://ucanr.org/sites/EDC_Master_Gardeners 

8 am – 2 pm Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville


Opening soon. April 1st.

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