UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County

Classes & Events

UCCE Master Gardeners offer free classes on various Saturdays throughout the year.  Classes start at 9:00 and usually run until Noon.  No advance registration is needed.

Download the 2019 Master Gardener Class Schedule.

Unless otherwise noted, all classes are at our office at 12200-B Airport Road, in Jackson.

For more information contact the Master Gardeners at 209-223-6838 from 10am to noon, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu.

2019 UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County's Classes

5/18 Planting for Change

Healthy, beautiful, productive gardens need a balance of various natural conditions in order to thrive. As many gardeners have noticed, climate change is already having an impact on our gardening efforts and plans. Higher temperatures and changing rainfall patterns are causing changes in growing seasons and insect life cycles. Even warm weather plants like tomatoes and peppers are harmed by increased temperatures. Considering the connection between successful gardening, air temperature and rainfall, a changing climate will create some new challenges for gardeners. If you are interested in learning methods for managing the changes, this class is for you. Master Gardeners will provide information on various ways to plant and manage your garden and landscape for the future, including how to properly remove and replace your lawn. They will also discuss some of the Amador Master Gardeners’ favorite landscape plants and techniques you can use to make your garden more sustainable over time. Handouts will be available. This class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

9:00 am to Noon

Location: Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson


6/1 Do It Yourself Irrigation Systems

Save money and increase garden productivity with an efficient irrigation system. When properly designed and installed, garden and landscape irrigation systems can save money and increase plant performance. The automation of today’s systems can make irrigation easier and also reduce weed and pest problems. Learn how you can do it yourself at the Public Education class presented by the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Handouts will be available. The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

9:00 am to Noon

Location: Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson


6/15 Living in the Forest

There are many advantages to living in or near a forested area of the foothills. However, these environments require care and maintenance to stay healthy. The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will be offering a free Public Education class “Living in the Forest” on Saturday, June 15, 2019. This class will focus on how best to maintain and keep healthy the forested landscape around our homes, from natural vegetation to compatible plantings and appropriate fire-resistant landscaping. The class will include information on how to reduce future tree mortality; reforestation do’s and don’ts; information on when and how to water different plantings effectively; tips on thinning overcrowded vegetation, removing slash and maintaining defensible space; and planting the right tree in the right place. Handouts will be available. The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

9:00 am to Noon

Location: Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson


7/20 The Good, the Bad and the Bugly

Home gardeners often encounter unwanted pests, insects or weeds, in their lawn or garden. Integrated Pest Management or IPM is a practice you can use to solve most garden pest problems while minimizing risks to people, pets and the environment. IPM programs are based on preventing pest damage or keeping pests at tolerable levels. If you are interested in up-to-date information on how to safely and effectively handle garden pests, plan on attending the Public Education class, “The Good, The Bad and the Bugly” provided by the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Pest identification and appropriate biological, cultural and chemical controls for the home gardener will be covered. Hand-outs will be provided. This class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

9:00 am to Noon

Location: Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson


7/25 through the 28: Visit us at the Amador County Fair 

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