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

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Local and State Gardening News

  • It Suits Them to a 'T'

    Added July 29, 2015
    Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) on Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    It suits them to a "T." And the "T" is for Tithonia. Many species of butterflies frequent our Tithonia, also known as Mexican sunflower. Like its name implies, it's a member of the sunflower family, Asteraceae. On any given Sunday--not to mention the other days of the week--the butterflies descend on the Mexican sunflower for a quick burst of nectar. Some stay longer than others,...

  • Meet Me at the Fair!

    Added July 28, 2015
    McCormack Hall assistant superintendent Sharon Payne of Vallejo, a past president of the Solano County 4-H Leaders' Council, stands next to youth photography featuring insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    County fairs are filled with fun, food and festivities. They're meant to educate, inform and entertain. What we've always loved about the county fairs: the incredible exhibits. Especially exhibits dealing with photographs and paintings of insects. When the Solano County Fair in Vallejo opens Wednesday, July 29 and continues through Sunday, Aug. 2, you'll see butterflies and bees...

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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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