Public Education Classes
Master Gardeners offer free classes most Saturdays of the year. No advance registration is needed in most cases.
Download the 2018 Master Gardener Public Education April - June Class Schedule for El Dorado County.
Download the 2018 Master Gardener Public Education July - September 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.
2018 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's June Classes
6/23 Making Your Yard a Habitat for Birds Instructor: Gail Fulbeck
Master Gardener and casual bird watcher Gail Fulbeck will discuss some common backyard birds and share strategies for attracting them to our gardens with plants. Other means of providing food, shelter, and water will also be featured.
9am-noon/free class Government Center, Bldg C-Hearing Room 2850 Fairlane Ct, Placerville
2018 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's July Classes
7/11 Berries from Garden to Table / Instructors - Cheryl Knapp & Cindy Young
Master Gardeners and Master Food Preservers combine their knowledge in this class on berries. Master Gardeners will discuss how to grow and care for the various berry plants, and deal with common diseases and pests in our area. Master Food Preservers will show how to preserve the garden bounty in fun and creative ways… from basic jams and jellies, flavored vinegars, pie fillings, and more!
9am-noon/free class Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Dr, Cameron Park
7/14 Sustainable Organic Gardening Workshop / Instructors - Various
Presented by Master Gardeners and Master Food Preservers in collaboration with the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. Seven breakout sessions will be offered, along with a keynote speaker. Fee covers class handouts, samples, and a bag lunch. Go to http://ucanr.edu/sustainable-organic-gardening or call 530-621-5502 for more information.
8:30am-3pm/$25 Shingle Springs Rancheria, 5281 Honpie Road, Placerville
7/21 3rd Saturday with Barry / Instructor - Barry Wold
A lot of things continue to happen in the summer vegetable garden. Master Gardener Barry Wold and his colleagues will discuss irrigation, fall planning, and winter crops. Its hot outside but it’s not too early to plan!! Please note - class will begin earlier starting this month.
9-11am/free class Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
7/21 The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly / Instructor - Mary Tran
Join Master Gardener Mary Tran to practice recognizing our insect and spider allies and ways to protect and encourage them to hang around the garden. Insects of all kinds, the Good, the Bad, and the Bugly – will be discussed.
9am – noon/free class Government Center, Bldg C Hearing Room, 2850 Fairlane Ct, Placerville
7/28 Summer Pruning / Instructors: Bill Curtaz & Pam Lane
Learn how and why to prune fruit trees in the summer!! Join us in the Orchard at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden.
9am – noon/free class Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
THE SHERWOOD DEMONSTRATION GARDEN
Opens in April - Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to Noon. Closed on rainy days.
Parking Fee (began June 2017): $2.00 (see kiosks in college parking lot)