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Celebrate Healthy Soils Week
December 4 – December 8, 2023

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Healthy soil is quite literally the foundation of sustainable food, water, air and biodiversity. Restoring and preserving healthy soil results in:

  • Improved plant health and yields
  • Increased water infiltration and retention
  • Sequestered carbon and reduced greenhouse gases (GHGs)
  • Reduced sediment erosion and dust
  • Improved water and air quality
  • Improved biological diversity and wildlife habitat

California Dept of Agriculture Healthy Soils week

Gardening Questions?

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If you have a question about home gardening, please contact our Master Gardener Helpline.


Send us a brief description of your problem and a photo if you can. We look forward to your e-mails. Thank you. We are not at the office or taking samples at this time.

Plant Clinics
Bring your  gardening questions to us at one of our Plant Clinics. We have a table the first Wednesday of each month at the Kaiser Permanente Farmers Market and the second Saturday at the Vineyard Farmers Market. For more info see the calendar below.

 Read and subscribe to our blog, Fresno Gardening Green
where you will find interesting and informative articles about gardening in the Central Valley.

Sign up for the UCANR Fresno MG E-List.  

Upcoming events, workshops and community gardening information 

Soil Testing

Master Gardeners  do not do soil testing. If you are interested in having your soil tested here is a list of resources.

Need a Speaker?

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Do you need a speaker for your community group or organization?  If you have a special event and would like the Master Gardener program to come and talk with the your group about home gardening topics please contact us to request a speaker.


Fresno Gardening Green- Blog Posts
  • December is the time to begin enjoying your home-grown citrus. (Photo: USDA)
    This week in the garden: Dec. 8 - 14

    Walk through the garden and make notes for spring and summer changes and additions. Enjoy the quiet of the winter garden. Feed the birds, and other wildlife. Tasks Apply pre-emergent herbicide to lawns and beds later this month Deep-water trees and...

    By Terry Lewis
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  • Master Gardeners Patricia Alvarado, left, and Charlie Hindes teach seniors how to decorate for the holidays on a budget. (Photos: Jeannette Warnert)
    Find free holiday decor in your own backyard

    Two Master Gardeners taught a group of seniors how they can easily create lovely Christmas ornaments, wreaths and gifts while minimizing their holiday spending. Charlie Hindes and Patricia Alvarado suggested getting creative with boughs, sprays and...

    By Jeannette Warnert
Gardener's Companion

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Are you looking for a gift for your favorite gardener? Wondering what to give?  The Gardener's Companion for the Central San Joaquin Valley makes a wonderful gift for yourself and your gardening friends. There are great sections on what to plant each month, California natives and vegetable gardening.

 Read weekly tips from this book  "This week in the Garden

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