UCCE Master Gardener Program of Riverside County
Riverside and Sacramento counties began the first pilot programs in the State of California in 1980. Since that time, Riverside County has grown to over 270 active volunteers throughout the region. We have offices in both Moreno Valley and Palm Desert to serve the general public in a variety of educational venues, ranging from local farmers markets to large auditoriums and classrooms.
Master Gardener Volunteers are trained by the UCCE Advisers, Specialists and other qualified instructors to provide the gardeners of Riverside County with research-based information to promote environmentally responsible and sustainable horticultural practices. Activities of volunteers are solely educational - without inclusion of any purpose or intention of carrying on a business, trade, avocation or profession for profit.
Watch for Master Gardener Information tables at home and garden related events throughout the year.