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

Resources for Master Gardeners

UC Master Gardener Program Administrative Handbook

The UC Master Gardener Program Administrative Handbook for program staff and volunteers covers the policies and procedures that govern the UC Master Gardener Program, an educational and public service component of the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR).

UC Master Gardener Safety Manual

UC Master Gardener Thinking Safe and Green Notes are one-page summaries of information to help you stay healthy and safe and protect the environment while working in the garden. The UC Master Gardener Safety Manual provides guidance for volunteers on best practices to reduce the risk of injury or illness during UC Master Gardener-sponsored activities. 

Using the Volunteer Management System (VMS)

Visit this website for "How-To" training videos and the VMS User Guide. 

Master Gardener Apparel & Patches

Click here to access the UC Master Gardener Program store! This store was designed to make shopping for UC Master Gardener Program branded items easy and convenient. 

To start shopping, click on the product, choose your size, select a logo (+$8.95 logo application fee), and add it to your cart. Items will be shipped directly to the address specified at checkout. 

Master Gardener Patch
If you would just like a 3" x 3" Master Gardener logo patch to add to an existing garment, you can purchase one for $2.50 by clicking here. This order form is for active Ventura County Master Gardeners only.

Patches needs to be picked up from the UCCE Ventura County office during regular business hours. 


UC ANR Online Catalog

Shop for UC Agriculture and Natural Resource print and digital publications by clicking here. 

Online Continuing Education

To make continuous learning more convenient, we have created a list of UC-approved online CE opportunities. This list contains videos, webinars, and presentations that have been developed by UC professionals or reviewed by the UC for accuracy. However, be aware that some content is outdated or pertinent to another state or environment. We will try out best to post updated versions of this list at least once per year. Click here: Online Continuing Education

Volunteer Insurance

If you have questions regarding the liability insurance provided by the University or need to file a claim, visit the Hartford Volunteer Insurance website or contact Jill Tyler at 

Evaluation Process

The evaluation process is an important component of telling our story and the impacts we are making in our counties and statewide. Collecting data from participants at events and workshops is critical to our ongoing success. Thank you for your help! Please use these resources as a foundation for learning about the evaluation process, training volunteers and implementation.



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