- Author: Maria Murrietta
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 UC Master Gardener training class.
The training class teaches research-based sustainable landscape practices. Certified Master Gardeners then extend that knowledge to residents of SLO County through workshops, newspaper articles, garden helplines, social media and other outreach efforts.
Topics covered during the training include botany, soils, entomology, irrigation, propagation, and more. The training classes are taught by subject matter experts and academics from the University of California and Cal Poly.
UC Master Gardeners are making a difference in our community.
Here's what we accomplished in 2018.
- Water Conservation:
Workshop attendees have improved their home drip irrigation systems, learned how to use their irrigation timers and have decreased the amount turf area in their yards.
- Pest Management:
Attendees reported an improvement in their pest monitoring activities and have reduced the amount of pesticides they use in the garden.
- Right Plant, Right Place:
Attendees have also improved their plant selection practices. Selecting the right plant for the right place reduces the amount of inputs needed, such as your time and money, for plants to thrive.
Additional benefits reported include an increase in edible gardening, increased donations to the local food bank, and more time spent gardening and outdoors in general.
Apply today to become a UC Master Gardener and join us in teaching best practices to home gardeners.
Being good stewards of managed and natural landscapes helps to protect natural resources for all.
Is the UC Master Gardener Program right for you?