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FRESNO TREE TALK #3: Community Stewardship of Trees (Tree Fresno) As a city dweller, what can you do when you see a tree in distress? WhenJun 22, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)
To register and receive zoom link click here for Tree Fresno.

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Human Nature: In Relationship with California Rare Plants

Thursday, June 24 | 6-7 p.m.
Free (donations appreciated) | Register for Zoom link

California has more native plants than any other state, most of which are endemic to California (only found here). What’s more, over 1/3 of our native plants are also considered rare due to human development, climate change, habitat fragmentation, rare habitats, and other factors.

During this collaborative program where science meets art, we’ll learn about human relationships with nature from two rare plant lovers who engage with California’s unique flora in their own unique ways.

Barnali Ghosh, an immigrant storyteller and California landscape architect, has taken the native plant world by storm with a series of fashion self-portraits bridging home and homeland — re-creations of California native flowers, using fabrics and dance forms from India.

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Link for registration with Fresno Library click here: https://www.fresnolibrary.org/events/index.html

Look under online classes for adults 

If you missed the live classes here are the links:

Growing With The Master Gardeners- Summer Vegetable Gardening

Growing With The Master Gardeners- Drought Management

Growing With The Master Gardeners-Succulents-Part 1

Growing With The Master Gardeners-Succulents- Part 2

*These classes are for public education purposes.  To learn how to become a Fresno County Master Gardener please Click here for more information . 


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Fresno Master Gardeners are celebrating working in the garden and serving our communities. Your go to source for gardening questions. You can count on us. 

Our gardening Helpline is working remotely. Questions? Send an email to mgfresno@ucdavis.edu Including photos is helpful.  We are looking forward to hearing from you!

For more information about digital accessibility, be sure to browse the UC Electronic Accessibility website.

Vegetable Planting Guide click here

Valley Children’s Hospital Rehab Therapy Garden!

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As a Master Gardener and Occupational Therapist, I was aware of the therapeutic benefits of horticulture and outdoor activity, so I set about turning the space into a resource for the Rehabilitation (Rehab) unit of the hospital, which happened to be only a few hundred feet from the proposed therapy garden.

With the assistance of interested staff members, some of the Physical Rehabilitation patients, volunteers from Fresno State Horticulture Department, Home Depot and an Eagle Scout candidate, a plan was drawn up and a therapy garden designed.

Click here to read more about this wonderful garden and thank you Master Gardener Yvonne!

Garden of the Sun

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Through its Master Gardener Program the UC Cooperative Extension in Fresno County has developed a one acre ornamental and food production demonstration garden on the south end of the City of Fresno's Reedy Park, located at Winery and McKinley Avenue, Fresno, CA.

Come and enjoy the garden with the volunteers and learn about gardening in the Central Valley. Click to view

The Garden's plant of the month for May is Dicliptera suberecta (Uruguayan Firecracker Plant). Learn more about it here.

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The Gardener's Companion makes a wonderful gift for yourself and  your gardening friends. There are great sections on what to plant this Spring, California natives and vegetable gardening.

 Tips from this book are located on our website "This week in the Garden" 


I was browsing the internet recently and came across a news flash that the Department of Water Resources is cutting water allocations to farmers from 10% to 5%. I found this alarming. Very rarely have I seen the Department of Water Resources cut from the original allocation. Master Gardener Tim, The Waterwise Gardener shares some tips to weather the drought. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE. 


The California Garden Web

The UC Master Gardener Program designed the California Garden Web to serve as a portal to organize and extend the University of California's vast collection of research-based information about gardening to the public. The California Garden Web focuses on sustainable gardening practices and uses a question and answer format to present solutions. The blog below highlights gardening issues pertaining to the season.

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The California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) is a program unit in the Water Use and Efficiency Branch, Division of Statewide Integrated Water Management, California Department of Water Resources (DWR) that manages a network of over 145 automated weather stations in California. CIMIS was developed in 1982 by DWR and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). It was designed to assist irrigators in managing their water resources more efficiently. Efficient use of water resources benefits Californians by saving water, energy, and money.

Click here to see Gardening for a Healthier Planet!

Information on water, soil, wildfires, organic farming and climate change. 

Spring Planting Season


Time to start getting your spring planting beds ready.

Master Gardeners are working on new videos of the Garden of the Sun our demonstration garden and Spring gardening tips. See our pages on Food Gardening for more information.

UC Integrated Pest Management Webinar Series


The UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Urban & Community Program is excited to present a new monthly webinar series that is free and open to the public. Presenters will share helpful pest management information for California residents. Topics will vary each month, covering landscape pest management, household pests, rodent identification, understanding pesticides, management for weeds, invasive pests and more. 

The first webinar topic is What is Integrated Pest Management? The webinar will be held Thursday, March 18 from 1:00-2:00pm PDT. Click here to register: https://ucanr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ey4MqOHESDiy662ATPB8vQ

All webinars will be held on the third Thursday of the month beginning at 1:00pm PDT and run for one hour. See the webinar website for more information and upcoming webinar topics: https://ucanr.edu/sites/ucipm-community-webinars/


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Interested in joining the Master Gardener program? Click here to see how!   

"Due to uncertainty with the Coronavirus pandemic, the planned 2021 Fresno/Madera County Master Gardener training class has been canceled.   Our next series of training classes will begin in January 2023, with an on-line application window opening in June 2022.  Please continue your interest in our program and in gardening.  We will look forward meeting you then!

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New! Video Library

We are here for you!

While our office and events are temporarily closed, our program is still "open for business" to answer your gardening and pest management questions. 

While you are at home and in the future, the link below will provide you with  a list of videos that teach about gardening in several areas. 

We have just added some new videos to our collection on topics like building a raised bed and trimming young trees. Enjoy!

A collection of video resources to teach you about late summer/early fall gardening topics. 


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The recent outbreak of the coronavirus Covid-19 had led to changes in how the Master Gardener program is available to the public. 

Thank you for your understanding as we are committed to the health and safety of our volunteers and the community.