Cooperative Extension Fresno County
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Cooperative Extension Fresno County

UCCE Master Gardeners of Fresno County

Have a gardening question?


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

Please include a brief description of the problem and photo.

UC Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who have completed a 50-hour program of instruction in basic horticulture and pest management and are certified by the University of California Cooperative Extension.

Question about bugs? problems click here

Helpful tips for gardening in the Central Valley


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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

Garden of the Sun Demonstration Garden

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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.


More information about the garden  



Speakers Bureau

Would you like a Master Gardener to come and present at your next event or meeting? Click here to learn more.

 Master Gardeners are trained in home gardening and can speak on a variety of topics. Presentations include such topics as roses, perennials, trees, vegetables, soils, irrigation, lawn, major home and garden pest problems and solutions, landscape design, vertebrate pest control, and weed control.

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)

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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