Master Gardeners of Ventura County
University of California
Master Gardeners of Ventura County

Program Objectives

Objectives of the Ventura County Master Gardener Program

MG Volunteer picking berries at the Hansen REC


  • Educate the community in various aspects of gardening utilizing University of California science-based gardening information.
  • Answer garden related questions at the helpline and in the community.
  • Provide home gardeners living in Ventura County with science-based gardening information through workshops, community events, and speaking engagements.
  • Support gardening efforts at approved sites in Ventura County.



  • Train volunteers to accomplish the mission of the Master Gardener Program.
  • Provide Master Gardeners with hands-on training and experiences to reinforce and extend information learned in the classroom.
  • Seek out and encourage volunteers for the Master Gardener Program.
  • Identify, support and develop sites for gardening training, demonstrations, and community outreach and involvement.
  • Support University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors in conducting agricultural research projects.



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