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
|Tree Walk - An Educational Stroll - Yountville Veterans Home||10/22/2016|
|How to Layer and Force Flowering Bulbs||10/22/2016|
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 October 17, 2016
Suddenly it feels like winter. Well, not really, but the mornings are definitely brisk now and the days have cooled off. We've had a smidgen of rain. Plants have stopped blooming. What are the...
Added October 11, 2016
By Denise Levine, U. C. Master Gardener of Napa County October is a colorful month filled with ripe but dwindling summer produce. Tomatoes are at their...
Added October 10, 2016
I have a shovel obtained from a friend who inherited it from his grandfather. Since the 1800's this shovel has been used in many gardens, and it still sees regular action around my house. It is proof...
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...