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UCCE Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County

Training in Calaveras County


The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invites adults interested in helping others learn about gardening and to apply to train as a Master Gardener volunteer. UCCE Master Gardener volunteers learn University-based scientific information and then share that knowledge with the gardening community. Master Gardener volunteers are people of all ages and from all walks of life with a common desire to help others learn about gardening.

This Master Gardener training is open to anyone in Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne counties. A background check including fingerprinting is required to become a Master Gardener.

An Orientation has been scheduled for Thursday, October 30, starting at 3:30 pm at the Calaveras County Library located on 1299 Gold Hunter Road, San Andreas, CA 95249. Anyone interested in becoming a Master Gardener should attend the Orientation to learn about the Master Gardener Program and the volunteer requirements.

The training classes for new volunteer candidates begin Thursday, January 22, 2015 and continue weekly through April 30, 2015, from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm each Thursday. Classes will be held in both Calaveras and Amador Counties. These classes will include over 50 hours of intensive training by University of California personnel and horticulture specialists in various fields. Topics include water management, soils, composting, native plants, fruit production , plant diseases, entomology, Integrated Pest Management, understanding pesticides, and more.

A fee of $185 will be charged to cover the cost of all class materials, which includes several reference texts. After successfully completing the training program, certified Master Gardener volunteers agree to fulfill annual volunteer service and continuing education requirements. Business owners, commercial landscape contractors, and individuals are welcome to complete the training, without volunteer obligation, for $350.

Training is open to all tri-county residents but gardeners should apply in their home county and plan to volunteer on local projects. For more information, contact the UC Cooperative Extension in your county Visit our UCCE Master Gardener Webpage for more details on becoming a Master Gardener.

  • Calaveras & Tuolumne contact Debbie Powell at 209-754-6473 or 209-533-5695 or email -
  • Amador County residents contact Sue Mosbacher at 209-223-6857 or email -

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