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Who are the UCCE Master Gardeners

UCCE 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. They extend their knowledge through helping our community, by answering questions about gardening, weed/pest identification, planting timing and much more. 

Periodically the program opens up to new trainees. If you might be interested in learning more about the program, visit the page linked in this text to learn more


The mission of the Central Sierra Master Gardeners, a volunteer arm of the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), is to meet the horticulture needs of our counties' gardeners through development and implementation of programs that transfer research-based knowledge and information using volunteers who receive training and certification from UCCE.