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

2019 New Master Gardener Training class!

Do you love to garden?

If you love gardening and like sharing your knowledge with others, the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Fresno & Madera Counties, Master Gardener program is looking for you!  Prospective Master Gardeners complete a 16-week training course, pass a final exam, and complete a 50 hour requirement of hands-on training during the first 18 months. 

For more information on how to become a Master Gardener click here!

Accepting applications from June 15 to August 31, 2018 for the class starting in January 2019.

2019 Application for Master Gardener Training Class


Garden of the Sun

The Garden of the Sun has been developed through contributions from agriculture, horticultural related organizations, industry, and the support of the general public. Operational funding comes through classes, school field trips, and special functions. Garden maintenance is performed by UC Master Gardener volunteers.

For more information

New! Third Edition of the UCCE Master Gardener's A Gardener's Companion for the Central San Joaquin Valley.  This beautiful and useful book 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 in Fresno during regular business hours or at Garden of the Sun.

UC Master Gardener Program Statewide Blog

Rescue the Children

Rescue the Children
UC CalFresh and Master Gardeners programs partnered to reach 135 women and their children. 

 Rescue the Children (Rescue), a ministry of the Fresno Rescue Mission, is a nonprofit that transforms lives. Rescue provides an in-house rehabilitation and transition program. Priscilla Robbins oversees the program and noted the importance of including a nutrition and healthy living component.

UC CalFresh coordinated with UC Master Gardeners to lead garden enhanced lesson delivery for five weeks leading up to the residents and their children planting five dormant garden beds at the facility.

To read more about this project see the UC Delivers article

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

Or send an e-mail to


Apply To Become A Master Gardener Now!

On-line applications will be accepted from June 15 through August 31, 2018 for 2019 training.   

Click here for more information

Calendar of Activities

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Adult Education Classes

Information on the classes that are offered this quarter.

 AEC May to July 2018

To sign up for classes

FREE CLASSES online registration

Succulent Terrarium Class for FEE online registration

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Questions about the program?

Denise Cuendett

Master Gardener Program Coordinator

Fresno & Madera Counties

 if you have a question or need information about our the Master Gardener program, please e-mail me. 

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