Who are the UC 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. Master Gardeners help the UC Cooperative Extension office provide practical scientific gardening information to the home gardeners of our counties.
How We Serve our Communities
- Free Public Classes: We offer classes on a variety of topics throughout the year. Master Gardeners are available to answer your questions during breaks and after class. See the class schedule in your county (Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lake Tahoe Basin or Tuolumne for more information.
- Weekly newspaper articles: The Mt. Democrat newspaper publishes a weekly Master Gardener column. Read previous articles in our online archive.
- Information Booths at Local Events: Master Gardeners staff information booths and give demonstrations at various community events. Look for us at your county fairgrounds, the Home and Garden Show, various Farmers Markets, Earth Day Events, Kid's Expo, Farm Day, and more.
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