- Author: Anne Schellman
How You Can Help
We appreciate any amount you can give. Credit card donations will be matched if we meet the qualifications below:
- $500 to the twenty groups with the most first time donors
- $500 to the first 10 funds that secure a $500 + donation
- $500 to the ten groups that raise the most funds
Only gifts made by online/credit card donations on the day of the event qualify for the prizes.
Now is a great time to make a tax-deductible donation to our organization! Visit https://ucanr.edu/sites/GivingTuesday/ and choose Stanislaus County Master Gardener Program.
If you prefer to donate a check, please make it out to UC Regents and send to:
UCCE Stanislaus County Master Gardeners
3800 Cornucopia Way Ste A
Modesto, CA 95358
When will you begin creating the gardens?
We plan to begin working on one of the gardens in spring, and will keep you posted on our progress through this blog as well as our Facebook, Instagram and twitter accounts (@UCMGStanislaus). Our Sensory and Pollinator Gardens will be open to everyone to visit, and used during classes and workshops on drip irrigation, low water use plants, pollinator plants, and more!/h4>/h4>/h4>
Are you on the fence about becoming a UCCE Stanislaus County Master Gardener? We encourage you to apply so you can learn more about the program. You'll receive an invitation to our orientation meetings (one held in the morning, the other in the evening) when you can decide if you want to interview. We will take applications as late as next week.
As mentioned in earlier posts, you don't have to be an expert to become a Master Gardener. You'll learn from experts, and make new friends along the way. Master Gardeners don't know everything, but they do know where to look for the answers to your questions. Watch this video to learn more.
Apply in Person or Online
In person: Pick up an application at our office. Fill it out and return.
Online: fill out theonline application. https://ucanr.edu/sites/stancountymg/Become_a_UCCE_MG/
- Mail your application to UCCE Master Gardeners, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Ste A, Modesto, CA 95358.
- Drop off your application in person; find us in the Stanislaus Building.
- Scan and email your application to email@example.com
*We are planning for the classes to be held in person at Harvest Hall in Modesto at the Ag Center. Master Gardener trainees must follow COVID-19 guidelines. In the event we cannot hold the training in person, we will conduct it online using Zoom.
Last day to apply is September 10, 2021
You must be Stanislaus County resident to apply. For other county programs, visit http://mg.ucanr.edu/FindUs/
For questions or concerns, please contact Anne Schellman at (209) 525-6862.
Spring Vegetable Gardening for Beginners on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:00-8:00 p.m. will teach you:
- How to find out your soil type
- How to prepare garden soil for planting
- Planting techniques for seeds and transplants
- How to care for vegetable plants
- How to grow vegetables in containers.
Sign up now to reserve your space and free vegetable seed packets. REGISTER HERE
Stay tuned for announcements about each class in your email inbox so you can be the first to sign up!
On Thursday, February 7, the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Stanislaus County Master Gardeners held their very first class. The topic was spring vegetable gardening. UCCE Master Gardener Royce Rhoads discussed how to tell if your seeds are still “good,” what supplies are needed to start vegetable seeds indoors, and what vegetable seeds to plant outdoors.
We were excited to have 64 people attend our first event! Feedback from participants included:
- Thanks for the opportunity to attend and learn some basics.
- Appreciated the clear and concise information.
- This program is off to a great start and will be a real asset to our community!
If you couldn't make the class, you can download our free Vegetable Gardening Guide. It has step-by-step information on preparing garden beds, proper irrigation, dealing with pests and diseases, and a guide to which vegetable crops you can grow in our area and tips for growing them. You can also contact the UCCE Master Gardeners with your questions by calling (209) 525-6800 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Never miss a class! Stay in touch by subscribing to our newsletter blog, The Stanislaus Sprout. Look for the word "subscribe" on the top right-hand corner of the page. Add your name to receive gardening and pest management tips, as well as announcements for future classes and workshops.