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

Modesto Ash Spring Leaf Drop


The new leaves on my Modesto ash are dropping off in spring. There are irregular tan, brown, or white areas on the leaves, starting at the base of the leaf. Why? And will it kill the tree?

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Local and State Gardening News

  • Coming Soon Regional Drought Workshops: The New California Landscape

    Added May 29, 2015
    CA landscape

    The Statewide UC Master Gardener Program in partnership with the California Department of Water Resources has secured funding to provide regional drought workshops. The workshops will focus on the critical issue of water management in the home landscape and provide a forum for discussion of drought-related UC Master Gardener outreach around the state. The statewide office will be looking for...

  • Sleeping in the Lavender

    Added May 27, 2015
    A male black-faced bumble bee, Bombus californicus, sleeps on a lavender blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    It's a delight to see boy bumble bees sleeping overnight in the lavender. Two species of bumble bees--Bombus vosnesenkii and Bombus californicus--have been slumbering in our lavender for the past several weeks. Sometimes they nestle a half inchs from one another and other times they're a foot or more apart. Usually the honey bees began foraging in the lavender before they do.  The...

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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 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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