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Have a gardening question?

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Our gardening Helpline is open and we are here to help!

Please email your questions to mgfresno@ucdavis.edu

Including photos is helpful.  We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Helpline Hot Topic for August 2020 is all about the unsolicited mailed seed packets and what to do if you receive some. Helpline Hot Topic

Audrey Hepburn quote: "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."

No Public workshops at this time.

The State of California has issued a shelter-in-place order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the Master Gardener Program, UC Fresno/ Madera program is now working remotely. We are still here to answer your questions and address needs during this unprecedented situation, however no public gardening classes or workshops are offered at this time.


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 July is also the most important month of the year for irrigation. All irrigation decisions are based on the month of July. July is the highest water use month of the year. Other months are set as a percentage of July. I recommend you go to the CIMIS website and learn about the evapotranspiration curve. CIMIS stands for California Irrigation Management Information System. It is a joint project between the Department of Water Resources and UC Davis and the project monitors water demand in the state from weather stations set up throughout the different regions of California. What a great educational resource!

Check with our Water Wise Gardener for more information and tips!

Video tour of Garden of the Sun

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 Take a quick video tour at Garden of the Sun. Volunteers are celebrating 25 years of gardening information at the demonstration garden.  Join us in the garden to learn about water saving tips, free education classes and just learn about the joy of gardening.

 Click here to enjoy a stroll in the garden. 

Saturday July 11, 2020 Rhonda Murphy of Rhonda's fitness was live on Facebook with Master Gardener Karen Basso discussing growing and enjoying home grown vegetables. Click here to view the video

More information

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To receive announcements of upcoming events and gardening education opportunities offered by UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners in Fresno and Madera Counties Sign up here 

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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2019 UC ANR Annual Report

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See how the Fresno Master Gardener program is making a difference in your community. See page 13 about Spanish classes on gardening in Fresno. 

2019 UCANR Annual Report

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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.