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.
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
|2017 MG training class - info meeting||9/28/2016|
|Winterize Your Garden and Tools - Napa||10/8/2016|
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.
Weekly Newspaper Article
Added September 23, 2016
One of the things I love about the Napa Valley is its sense of community. For most of us, community means shared experience, common needs and values, and a sense of mutual...
Added September 17, 2016
By Marcy Nielsen-Berruezo, U.C. Master Gardener of Napa County It happens every year. There's a moment when suddenly I notice that the light has changed. Days are shorter and shadows...
Added September 16, 2016
By Iris Craig, U.C. Master Gardener of Napa County In the midst of drought, our home's well-watered green grass was the source of comment from our ecologically minded friends and neighbors....
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...