Cooperative Extension Fresno County
University of California
Cooperative Extension Fresno County

UCCE Master Gardeners of Fresno County

   The Master Gardener Vision:

    Healthier Environment

        Healthier Communities

             Healthier Plants

                  Healthier Gardeners

 Have a gardening question?

Master Gardener assisting a client at the Gardening Helpline.

Speak to a Master Gardener at 559-241-7534

 9 am to 12 pm Monday through Friday

or leave a message at any time

Citrus Freeze Protection


The weatherman is predicting freezing temperatures this week.  How do I protect the tender plants in my garden, especially the citrus?

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Local and State Gardening News

  • Got to Kill to Live

    Added July 31, 2015
    A camouflaged praying mantis dining on a bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Some folks dislike photos of praying mantids snagging, killing and eating their prey. Well, often the "eating" part comes before the "killing" part. Still, they have to kill to live. We all do.  Or someone does it for us. We've been seeing lots of praying mantids in our bee garden, especially among the lavender (Lavandula), Mexican sunflowers (Tithonia) and...

  • Camping soon? Don't move firewood!

    Added July 31, 2015
    Cankers and beetle galleries.

    As you plan the last few camping trips of the summer, remember: buy firewood when you get to your destination. Don't move firewood! Buy it where you burn it. Why? Simply, we don't want wood-boring pests and diseases to be moved from one area in the state to another area where they don't exist. Buy wood where you intend to burn it and don't bring any wood home with you upon your return. Several...

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Class Schedule

May through July 2015


UCCE Master Gardener E-List

If you'd like to receive an occasional email about events, announcements and gardening education opportunities offered by UCCE Master Gardeners, submit your request here

Click here for more information and a printable order form.

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 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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