UC Master Gardeners of Napa County
The Master Gardener program is a volunteer organization associated with the University of California Cooperative Extension. Our mission is to extend research based knowledge on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices to the residents of California and to be guided by our core values and strategic initiatives.
What we provide:
- Help Desk, free of charge, to answer home gardening questions.
- Integrated Grape Team of Napa County to assist hobby vineyardists with gardening questions.
- Information at public workshops, farmers markets and special events through talks and demonstrations to local groups.
- Home gardening information using gardening resources on this Web site.
- Need a speaker? Master Gardeners are available to speak to your group on a gardening topic.
Master Gardener volunteers:
- are trained, non-paid teaching staff certified to extend practical horticultural information to Napa County residents.
- receive an intensive 88-hour training program over a 3-month period to become certified. Instruction provides a practical course in plant science and horticulture.
- stay up-to-date on current UC research gardening information through continuing education provided by the UC Cooperative Extension.
- Read how to apply for the 2017 training class.
Master Gardener Calendar
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|Guided Tree Walk-Fuller Park||7/11/2016|
Weekly Newspaper Article
Added June 25, 2016
Some people may think of daylilies as ordinary garden plants without any special characteristics. Yet no other plant has blossoms that compare to the daylily in variety of color, form and...
Added June 18, 2016
For me, the Napa County Master Gardener tomato sale elicits heavenly thoughts of tastes to come. I adore tomatoes. My husband once planted 18 plants for the two of us. I used every...
Added June 3, 2016
When clients bring sickly plants to the Master Gardener help desk, we ask about conditions in their garden. How often do they water and what method do they use? For every inch a plant grows, there...
Spill the Beans
Added February 19, 2016
Leeks are an extremely winter-hardy cool-season crop, milder than either onions or garlic. Members of the onion family, leeks do not form bulbs or produce cloves, but develop an edible 6 to 10-inch long round stem as much as 2 inches in diameter. The...