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
|Guided Tree Walk-Fuller Park||8/8/2016|
|Growing Fall and Winter Vegetables - Napa||8/13/2016|
Weekly Newspaper Article
Added July 23, 2016
Every year it seems there is a new “pest du jour” to combat. In Napa County, we've had the olive fruit fly, glassy-winged sharpshooter, European grapevine moth and vine mealybug. Now we...
Added July 15, 2016
I was raised in the desert, in a landscape with more cactus than trees. So I especially appreciate the many trees that thrive in Napa Valley. On a hot summer day, it's a joy to be able to hang out...
Added July 1, 2016
About 16 years ago, well before I was a Master Gardener, I planted my first olive trees. My goal was simple. I wanted to block the view of a neighbor's collection of old non-working cars, trucks,...
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...