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

 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

Deep Watering Schedule for Fruit and Nut Trees


How do I make sure that my fruit and nut trees are getting enough water in this summer heat?

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Local and State Gardening News

  • There Is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch

    Added July 27, 2015
    A freeloader fly dines on a bee freshly killed by a garden spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    There is such a thing as a free lunch. And a free breakfast. And a free dinner. And a free snack. That is, if you're a freeloader fly. If you've ever watched a spider snare a bee or other insect in its web, and wrap it like a fit-to-be-tied holiday present,  you've probably seen tiny little freeloader flies dining on the prey. They are so tiny--usually 1 to 3 mm in length--that...

  • Why Influx of Caterpillars Linked to Hawks

    Added July 24, 2015
    Three's company! Three juvenile Cooper's hawks, as identified by Andrew Engilis, Jr. curator of the UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology,cooling off in an urban birdbath in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."--John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra Muir said it well. Muir (1938-1914), the naturalist and conservationist known as "The Father of Our National Parks," was the driving force behind the establishment of our national parks, including Yosemite National Park.  But have you ever...

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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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