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About the UCANR Master Gardeners of Fresno

Master Gardener Volunteers

The University of California Cooperative Extension in Fresno County has an active group of nearly 200 Master Gardener Volunteers who support local educational programs in home horticulture by staffing an email helpline, providing public educational classes and presentations, coordinating a Plant a Row for the Hungry program, maintaining a one-acre food production and ornamental demonstration garden, conducting plant clinics, and providing other educational opportunities for adults and children.


Helpline: Ask a Master Gardener

Our gardening Helpline is working remotely.

Questions? Send an email to mgfresno@ucanr.edu 

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

Valley garden planting guides:

Vegetable Planting Guide

Home Vegetable Gardening

2025 Training Class for Master Gardener volunteers

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Fresno Master Gardeners are working on the 2025  training class to become a volunteer in the program. Training classes are offered in odd numbered years.

 The application period will open in June 2024 and run through August 31, 2024. 

UCCE Guest Speakers for training course

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Interested adult volunteers go through a 16-week training and certification course.  In addition to class room instruction, they must devote 50 volunteer hours back to the program as First Year Master Gardeners, much of which consists of hands-on learning.

Hands on Learning

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Training topics include plant botany, plant diseases, insects, weed science, home vegetable gardening, fruit trees and grapes, landscape trees, turf and diagnosing plant problems.

Contact us:


Office: UC Cooperative Extension
UC Center
550 E. Shaw Ave., Suite 210-B
Fresno, CA 93710

Gardening Helpline
e-mail only at this time 
Email the Gardening Helpline

Master Gardener Coordinator Denise Cuendett 
Please send your e-mail to: dhcuendett@ucanr.edu