Cooperative Extension Fresno County
University of California
Cooperative Extension Fresno County

UCCE Master Gardeners of Fresno County


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Soil Is Not a Dirty Word

What type of soil do you have in your garden? Does it drain well or perhaps too well? Do your plants grow well? If not, how can I improve it? And once improved, how do I keep it that way?

Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Garden of the Sun

9:30-11:30 am Free 

More information about Adult Education classes click here!

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Calendar of Activities

Event Name

Vegetables: Preserve & Serve / Madera

DATE: Monday, September 16, 2019

TIME: 9am –3pm

(Check-in begins at 8:30; workshop starts

promptly at 9:00.)

LOCATION: Madera County Fairgrounds

1850 West Cleveland Ave, Madera, Ca 93637

CLASS FEE: $15, light lunch or dinner included


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Garden of the Sun Demonstration Garden

The Garden of the Sun is open to the public every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions.

Check out this video on ValleyPBS by you. and see all that the Garden of the Sun has to offer.

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More information about the garden  


Plants on the go!

Fresno Master Gardener Program supports and encourages all community gardens. Current plant donations heading out to their new homes. 

Chris in the plants
Fresno Metro Ministry garden coordinator Chris Deleon will take these to Al Radka community garden

plants on the go
Packed and ready for travel to Adrian Carter of West Fresno Family Resource Center 

and to the California Vet's Retirement Home. cal vet

Links to Additional Gardening Events

Excess vegetables or fruit?  Donate it!  PAR's (Plant a Row for the Hungry) goal is to make sure food grown by homeowners doesn’t go to waste. We encourage people to take their excess citrus and vegetables to soup kitchens, food pantries or the Central California Food Bank.  For more information on PAR Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR)


Rhonda at Garden !

Fitness Guru Rhonda will be out at Garden of the Sun for the month of June with Garden Fitness tips!

Have a gardening question?


Call or e-mail the Helpline and

Speak to a Master Gardener

Call our Helpline at 559-241-7534

 9 am to 12 pm Monday through Friday

or leave a message at any time

Or send an e-mail to

Helpful tips for gardening in the Central Valley

Registration for AEC Classes

For More Information on the Adult Education Classes offered by the Fresno Master Gardeners 

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Printable list of all the classes

2019 may to july AEC classes


Youth Gardening

Youth gardening group
Want to know about activities for youth provided by the Master Gardeners? Click here to find out more

Spring Garden Tour 2019


Spring Garden Tour 2019

April 27, 2019

Thank you for attending this year's Spring Garden Tour.

The tour supports the many programs Fresno County Master Gardeners provide.Here are the plant lists for each of the gardens on the tour. 



Need a Gift Idea?

Looking for the perfect gift for your gardening friend?
A Gardener's Companion Book makes a lovely gift for anyone interested in gardening. 
Copies are available or purchase at the UC Cooperative Extension office in Fresno during regular business hours or at Garden of the Sun.

2018 Master Gardener impact in California

In 2018, UC Master Gardener volunteers: 
  • taught fire-wise landscaping practices in communities throughout California. Concerned residents engaged with our program through workshops, websites and Help Desks. This year, 45% of our clientele used the Help Desk system, seeking follow-up support and information from our trusted resources. 
  • inspired 66% of water conservation workshop participants to start using or improve their use of low water-use plants for their landscape. Selecting plants adapted to our Mediterranean climate not only saves water for other precious uses, it means less dry and dead plant matter in our landscapes.
  • influenced 69% of pest management workshop attendees to monitor for weeds and 53% to remove or not introduce invasive plants. Being cognizant of weeds and invasive plants supports the health not only of our home landscapes but also our wild spaces including forest understory and grazing lands. 
Together, we've touched the lives of millions of Californians this year and affected real and impactful change. I expect a growing need for UC Master Gardener support in our local communities next year, and in the years to come. With our incredible and dedicated volunteer corps, I know we can meet this need.
This Thanksgiving I want you to know that I am sincerely grateful for YOU – for your giving heart and for all your support of the UC Master Gardener Program.
Missy Gable
UC Master Gardener Program


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Denise Cuendett

Master Gardener Program Coordinator

Fresno & Madera Counties



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