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About Us

Who are the Master Gardeners?

The Calaveras County Master Gardeners are dedicated to educating the public about UC research based information relating to home horticulture, including basic gardening, pest management, site-specific planting, fruit & vegetable gardening and other topics. Since 1983 Master Gardener volunteers have continuously offered a variety of programs to assure the UC developed horticultural and gardening information reaches the residents of Calaveras County.

Master Gardeners are community members who have been trained under the direction of the University of California Cooperative Extension. Each volunteer has completed more than 50 hours of formal classroom training. Master Gardeners help the Cooperative Extension office provide practical scientific gardening information to the home gardeners of our county

How we serve Calaveras County:

  • MG Hotline: Hotline: 209-754-2880 - Messages may be left at anytime.  A Master Gardener checks it every day.
  • Help Desk: Only Wednesdays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • MG Demonstration Garden: We welcome visitors to tour the garden and get advice from on-duty gardeners. Check our calendar regularly for more information. The garden is located at the Calaveras County Government Center at 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, Ca. Open Garden Days are held from February to November on the fourth Saturday of the month from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. You can buy plants that grow well in our area and support our program at our 4th Saturday, April & October plant sales.
  • Free Public Workshops: We offer workshops on a variety of topics throughout the year. Master Gardeners are available to answer your questions during breaks and after workshops. See our class schedule for more information.
  • Information Booths at Local Events: Master Gardeners staff information booths and give demonstrations at various community events. Look for us at the County Fair, the Home and Garden Show, and more.