Cooperative Extension Fresno County
University of California
Cooperative Extension Fresno County

2019 New Training Class

Parking at UCMerced Building

All parking directly in front of the building and across from the building is reserved for visitors and non-building staff. The parking spaces in the front of the building which are marked “visitor,” can be used for all guests to the building, including Master Gardeners.


Although, not marked “visitor”, anything that is along the perimeter of the building is permissible for guests.


The back parking lot is for employees only.


Attached is a map of the parking lot.

acceptance information

Class starts on Thursday, January 3, 2019 


Training will begin Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the UC Center, 550 E Shaw Avenue, Fresno, in the Inyo/Kern room, and will and continue for 16 consecutive weeks. Class is in session from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The training concludes on Thursday, April 18, 2018. Upon passing a final exam (broken into 2 segments) with a score of 70% or above, you will become a certified First Year Master Gardener. A celebratory lunch will be held the last day of class.

On the first day of class you will receive your textbook, a class schedule, class rooster and other pertinent information. You will also receive a temporary name badge. Plan to bring your textbook each week and be prepared to take notes.

You will be clustered with a team of trainees and assigned to certified UC Master Gardener mentors, who will be contacting you to welcome you into the program and answer any questions. 

Thank you

Denise Cuendett





Documents need for new class

Welcome to the training class!

If you accept this volunteer position complete and sign:

UC Master Gardener Acceptance Confirmation

Code of Conduct/Responsibilities and Rights

Proof of Driver License and Automotive Liability insurance forms

These forms and payment to the UC Regents are due on Friday, December 1, 2018.

Code of Conduct Form

Proof of California Driver's License & Automotive Liability Insurance


Class Dates

Training class for new Master Gardeners from Fresno & Madera 

Class scheduled dates (tentative)

January 3, 2019

January 10

January 17

January 24

January 31

February 7

February 14

February 21

February 28

March 7

March 14

March 28

April 4

April 11

April 18 Graduation 

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