Cooperative Extension Fresno County
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Cooperative Extension Fresno County

UCCE Master Gardeners of Fresno County

   The Master Gardener Vision:

    Healthier Environment

        Healthier Communities

             Healthier Plants

                  Healthier Gardeners

Join Us For a Gardening Education Class 

The Great Pumpkin Decorating Day


Saturday, October 22, 2016

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Child must be accompanied by an adult

and must bring their own pumpkin, large or small,

to decorate with fun craft materials.

Garden of the Sun

Fall Class Schedule


 Have a gardening question?


Speak to a Master Gardener at 559-241-7534

 9 am to 12 pm Monday through Friday

or leave a message at any time

Lawn Weed Control in September


Do I need to do anything now to prevent weed problems in my lawn next year?

>> Read Answer

Local and State Gardening News

  • It's Bat Week! (October 24-31)

    Added October 27, 2016
    Mexican free-tailed bat in flight. [M.D.Tuttle]

    Bat Week is an annual event to celebrate this small, flying mammal, and what better time to talk bats than at Halloween? Although they are often depicted as spooky, blood-sucking creatures, in reality, most bats eat insects and are helpful to people. Bats in the Landscape California is home to over 25 bat species, but most people never see them because they are nocturnal. Bats can be helpful...

  • Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer

    Added October 26, 2016
    A tattered monarch makes a refueling stop on a Tithonia in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    You've heard the expression, "On a wing and a prayer." It apparently originated during World War II. Remember the 1942 film,  "The Flying Tigers," starring John Wayne as Capt. Jim Gordon? John Wayne, aka Jim Gordon, asks a Rangoon hotel clerk about a missing plane: "Any word on that flight yet?" The hotel clerk replies that Japanese aircraft attacked the plane, but "She's coming in on one...

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September through December, 2016

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UCCE Master Gardeners have developed a home gardening guide, for you to use as a monthly journal.  A Gardener's Companion for the San Joaquin Valley is a beautiful and useful book that will grow more valuable to you as you enter notes about your own garden.

Copies are available or purchase at the UC Cooperative Extension office in Fresno during regular business hours or at Garden of the Sun.


Email the UCCE Master Gardener Coordinator if you have a question or need information about our county Master Gardener program. 

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