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


Applications Now Being Accepted

2015 Master Gardener

Training Class

Information and Online Application




100th Anniversary

UC Cooperative Extension

 1914 - 2014



Spotted Spurge Control

Spotted spurge

A flat-growing, slow-spreading purplish weed with a lot of stems that exude a milky sap is still everywhere in my garden: lawn, flower beds, cracks in the driveway, etc..  Will it cover everything?  Will it eat Chicago?  How do I get rid of this monster?

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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.

Local and State Gardening News

  • A Bee Beard Like No Other

    Added July 29, 2014
    This photo of former UC Davis visiting bee scientist Jakub Gabka of Poland won the gold award for best feature photo, presented recently by international Association for Communication Excellence. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Bee scientists, beekeepers and bee photographers so love their bees that they can't get enough of them. So when the international Association for Communication Excellence (ACE), comprised of communicators, educators and information technologists in agriculture, natural resources, and life and human sciences, issued a call for feature photos for its annual Critique & Awards Program, I thought...

  • About Those Sleepovers...

    Added July 28, 2014
    Male longhorned bees jockeying for position on a guara stem. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    We're receiving lots of inquiries about sleepovers ever since we began posting images of male longhorned bees, Melissodes agilis, sleeping on our lavender. Boys' Night Out! While the females sleep in their underground nests, the males cluster on stems. No, they don't have pillow fights or nightcaps but they do wiggle around a lot until they get comfortable. Now the boys have moved from their...

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Ten Tips for Water-Wise Gardening from Our Water Our World

Fall Class Schedule

Sept. ~ Dec. 2014

To be posted soon. 


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