- (Public Value) UCANR: Promoting healthy people and communities
- Author: Anne Schellman
- Soils and fertilizers
- Basic horticulture and botany
- Growing fruit and vegetables
- Water wise and sustainable landscaping
- Gardening for pollinators
- Integrated pest management
- Plant identification
And much more!
What's Ahead for our Program
Future Training Classes
Our program is modeled after the UCCE San Joaquin Master Gardeners, which train every-other-year. This means we will not have a training class for new Master Gardeners in 2023.
Summer 2023 – Advertisement and Email to Interest List
Fall 2023 – Informational Meetings & Interviews
January 2024 – New Program Starts
Make sure you are on our interest list, and that you receive this e-newsletter, the Stanislaus Sprout, so you don't miss our training class announcement./h3>/h3>/h3>
Lavender has been used for centuries for many purposes. Lavender flowers can be found in bath salts, teas, baked goods, oils, and other products. This workshop is an exploration of the history of lavender and it's uses, and tips for how to grow it successfully in your garden.
In this workshop, you'll learn how to create a lavender wand* from freshly harvested lavender stems. During class, snack on lavender goodies and lavender lemonade, make new friends and pick up laminated recipe cards. If you are looking for something relaxing to do on a weekend, we hope you will join us!
Where: Stanislaus County Agricultural Center, Harvest Hall rooms AB&C, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, 95358.
When: Saturday, June 25 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Note: 30 spaces available
Questions? (209) 525-6862
Sign up online: http://ucanr.edu/lavender/2022
Master Gardener Instructors: Heidi Aufdermaur, Bonnie Jones-Lee, Connie Gardener, Nancy Robinson, Janet Wickstrom and Stephanie Ranon.
If you cannot afford to pay full price for this workshop, please contact Anne at (209) 525-6862 for a partial scholarship (while supplies last).
*lavender wands can be placed in clothes drawers or cabinets to release a fresh scent and may last for years. Or keep your wand near your desk and inhale it's relaxing fragrance when needed.
- Author: Anne Schellman
- Called or visited the Stanislaus County UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Help Line and gotten information on what to do about a pest or gardening problem.
- Learned something new from a class at the Stanislaus Ag Center, Community Garden, Garden Club, Senior Center, local library or one of our online Zoom classes.
- Attended the Pollinator Garden Event last month, or a Farmers Market booth or the Stanislaus County Fair and spoken with a Master Gardener.
- Read our newsletter and gained helpful gardening and pest management information.
And you responded! We received a total of $450 for the program. This will help us purchase much needed items like wagons to carry our materials to the Stanislaus County Fair and other outreach events, extra irrigation parts for our gardens, and more! We thank you for your support.
Anne Schellman, UCCE Stanislaus County Master Gardener Coordinator
Master Gardener classes of 2019, 2020, and graduating class of 2022
- Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Vermicomposting - Riverbank Library
- Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Pollinators in Your Backyard - Oakdale Library
- Monday, May 23, 2022 at 6:15 p.m. Pests in Your Vegetable Garden - Modesto Library
Attracting Native Pollinators to Your Backyard: Learn how to identify helpful native bees, wasps, bumble bees, flies, and other pollinators that live in your garden! We'll also teach you about which plants these pollinators prefer.
Pest Management in Vegetable Gardens: Wondering what chewed your plant or if your vegetable plant has a disease? Take this class to get better at identifying pests as well as beneficial insects, and learn about less toxic ways to manage pests.
Vermicomposting: Did you know some worms can help eat kitchen waste? See a "worm hotel" and learn more about these fascinating critters. Take home a list of instructions on how to create your own. Fun for the whole family!
Contact your local library branch to find out more. Missed a class you'd like to take? Look for it at another library branch in the future.