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About the UCCE Master Gardeners of Fresno

Volunteers for the Master Gardener program

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The University of California Cooperative Extension in Fresno County has an active group of nearly 300 Master Gardener Volunteers who support local educational programs in home horticulture by staffing a phone-in 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.

Helpline: Ask a Master Gardener

Our gardening Helpline is working remotely. Questions? Send an email to mgfresno@ucdavis.edu 

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

Valley garden planting guides:

Vegetable Planting Guide

Home Vegetable Gardening

2023 Training Class for Master Gardener volunteers

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Fresno Master Gardeners are working on the 2023 new training class to become a volunteer in the program. 

 The application period ended August 31, 2022. We hope you continue your interest in gardening and consider applying when applications open in 2024.

For more information: Apply to become a Master Gardener

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:

As you know, the State of California has issued a shelter-in-place order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the Master Gardener program is now working remotely. We are still here to answer your questions and address needs during this unprecedented situation, however there may be a delay in response time.

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