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?


Speak to a Master Gardener at 559-241-7534

 9 am to 12 pm Monday through Friday

or leave a message at any time

Snails and Slugs Abound


My Hosta and other tender perennial plants are getting eaten by something.  The leaves have big chewing marks and in some cases the whole plant is almost gone.  What is eating my plants?



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Local and State Gardening News

  • 'Fourteen' Is a Lucky Number: That's Where the Monarchs Are

    Added November 27, 2015
    Roosting monarchs at the Berkeley Aquatic Park look like dried leaves, as one observer said. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    "Fourteen" is a lucky number at the Berkeley Aquatic Park, 80 Bolivar Drive, Berkeley. Fourteen is considered a day of love and romance, as in the 14th of February, Valentine's Day. But at the Berkeley Aquatic Park, it's also love. Love at first sight. Or love at first site.  For the first year ever in modern history, monarch butterflies are roosting in Berkeley Aquatic Park. And...

  • When Material Possessions Tear at the Very Fabric of Our Lives

    Added November 26, 2015
    Monarch butterfly spreading its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    When material possessions tear at the very fabric of our lives, it's time to re-weave and re-think. “Gimme more, gimme more, gimme more!” seems to be the mantra of the rich and famous and the faux rich and famous. From my perspective: It's better to watch a monarch caterpillar chew on milkweed leaves than to yearn for a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes. Frankly, I wouldn't know a Jimmy Choo...

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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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