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Community Education Classes 2022

Garden workshops

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We look forward to seeing you at one of our Community Education Classes. 

*Your contact information is used to distribute a link to a follow-up survey and relevant program information. The short survey provides us the tools we need to grow and improve the quality of our program. We do not sell or share your contact info with anyone else. If you do not wish to receive the survey please email us at mgevaluation@ucanr.edu.

Thank you for your support of the Community Education Classes in 2022. 

 

Registration Information

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The community education classes are listed below. 

Registration survey for classes. Click here to start.

Questions about these classes or other information needed, please contact the Fresno Master Gardener helpline by e-mail. 

Questions? Send an email to mgfresno@ucdavis.edu

We are working remotely- no phone or office hours at this time. Thank you 

Drought Tolerant Plants May 21, 2022

What is a drought tolerant plant?  How do they grow in our zone 9?  Where do I find them and how do I plant and maintain them?  Come to this class and find the answers to your questions.  Your garden does not have to look like a desert.  MG Karen will explain how you can have a wonderful garden by using drought tolerant plants.

 

Saturday, May 21                        9:30 – 11:00 AM
GARDEN OF THE SUN
              1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

Register for summer classes here

 

A Cutting Garden June 4, 2022

Are you concerned about the cost and sustainability of store-bought cut flowers?  Join the local flower movement and grow your own!  This class will cover the basics of starting a cutting garden to harvest your own flowers for arrangements and décor, including flower gardening basics, and propagation.  MG Britt will also discuss selection of the best flowers and varieties for the Central Valley, and what to do with your beautiful, bountiful harvest.

Saturday, June 4                         9:30 – 11:00 AM
GARDEN OF THE SUN
              1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

Register for summer classes here

Controlling Pests in your Garden – Bugs, Snails, Weeds - & More! June 11, 2022

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Dr. Beth Teviotdale

Let’s talk about the troublesome side of gardening.  We can handle many problems without causing more damage to our environment by using methods that diminish or eliminate the use of harsh pesticides.  Learn about the army of good bugs that inhabit your garden and how to encourage them, ways to help our pollinators, and how to combat other garden mischief makers.  Bring your questions and we will try to answer them. 

Saturday June 11       9:30 – 11:00   Woodward Park Regional Library

Register for summer classes here

 

Microgreens June 18, 2022

Short on space for growing?  Come and join MG John for a mini class on growing microgreens.  Microgreens are edible seedlings, harvested from the cotyledon stage of growth.  Very little space is needed, and they can be grown and harvested year-round.  Microgreens have a short growing time of 10 to 30 days!

Saturday June 18       9:30 – 11:00 am        

Betty Rodriguez Regional Library

Register for summer classes here

Gardening with Herbs July 9, 2022

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Are you looking to garden with drought tolerant plants?  Do you have a hankering for an edible landscape or a kitchen garden?  Do you want more pollinators in your yard?  Then join MG Ann in this class to learn about the pleasures and benefits of adding herbs to your landscape!

Saturday July 9          9:30 – 11:00 am         Zoom Presentation

More information as we get closer to date

Q & A with the Master Gardeners – Today’s Topic “Tomatoes!” July 16, 2022

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Do you have questions about growing tomatoes in your garden?  The Q & A Zoom Presentation with our experts is for you.  Join this class and our panel of “tomato gurus” will answer your questions.

 

Saturday July 16        9:30 – 11:00 am         Zoom Presentation

What do Tomatoes Need?

Tomato handout 2018 English

Tomato handout 2018_Spanish

Cool Weather Veggies July 23, 2022

Fun Fact!  Cool season vegetables have an even higher food value than warmer ones!  Join MG Gwen and she will show you how to expand your gardening repertoire to include these crops.

Saturday July 23        9:30 – 11:30 am       

Register for summer classes here

  Sunnyside Regional Library

Please download these handouts and bring with you to class. 

Vegetable Planting Guide

Home Vegetable Gardening

Class Location

Garden of Sun

Most classes are held at Garden of the Sun. This is the Fresno Master Gardner's demonstration garden located at 1750 N Winery Ave near the Discovery Center. For more information about the garden click here.

If you are attending a class at Garden of the Sun it is possible that the garden will close after the class 11:00 am. 

 

Betty Rodriguez Library, 3040 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA  93703 (559)-600-9245)

Fig Garden Regional Library, 3071 West Bullard, Fresno 

Woodward Park Library, 944 E Perrin Ave. Fresno, CA  93720

Irrigation in the Home Garden May 14, 2022

Improve plant health and save water!  Learn how easy it can be to convert your sprinklers to a waterwise drip system or start from scratch in a new landscape.  MG John will show you how!

Saturday, May 14                         9:30 – 11:00 AM
GARDEN OF THE SUN
              1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

Download drip irrigation handout and bring to class.

From Boring to Beautiful – Container Gardening May 7, 2022

Do your outdoor garden pots need a makeover?  MG Brenda will provide not only carefully chosen plant combinations for sunny and shady areas, but inspiration as well.  May is the perfect time to revitalize those tired pots.

Saturday, May 7                         9:30 – 11:00 AM
GARDEN OF THE SUN
              1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

Handout for class / please download and bring to class 

FROM BORING TO BEAUTIFUL POTS

National Public Garden Celebration May 7, 2022

Garden of the Sun will host at a Celebration of National Public Garden week on Saturday May 7, 2022

8:00 am Garden of the Sun will start with a early morning walking tour of the garden. Join our Master Gardener volunteers to find out about the many different plants we have at the garden. 

10:00 am Garden Advice and information booth will be in place at  to answer any questions you might have. 

We have one of our free Community Education Classes on this day. Registration required.  Register for summer class here

Garden of the Sun is a member of Explore Valley Gardens 

 

Growing and Dividing Irises April 30, 2022

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The world is a rainbow of color when you plant iris.  These drought tolerant plants perform well with just a little care.  Come and learn the best techniques on growing and maintaining a variety of iris while maximizing bloom and minimizing disease and pests. 

Join Master Gardener volunteers Rose and Pat as you learn about iris for the home garden. 

Saturday, April 30                          10 – 11:30 AM
GARDEN OF THE SUN
              1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

 

Glorious Cacti in Bloom April 9, 2022

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Glorious Cacti in Bloom with Master Gardener Roz T
Are you one who thinks that cacti are huge and have spines that can only poke at you and create pain?  Come and learn about the care of cactus.  And see the marvelous array of flowers cacti produce in the spring. You will be amazed at the variety of color and beauty.

Saturday, April 9, 2022                     10 – 11:00 AM                           
Growing with the Master Gardener's  Library Series / zoom presentation 

Registration is with the Fresno Library / click here to begin

Free Educational Day at Garden of the Sun April 2, 2022

Garden sign at Garden of the Sun Fresno
Save the Date: Education Day April 2, 2022  9 am -2 pm.

Speakers, demonstrations etc. Free. More info to come.

Learn more about Fresno Master Gardener's demonstration garden, click here to see information about Garden of the Sun. 

Topics. Growing veggies. Growing perennials, drought tolerant plants and how to grow  some topics offered in Spanish and Hmong in addition to English “

Tomatoes March 19, 2022

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Come and join the Master Gardeners for a discussion on home grown tomatoes. 

Master Gardener John D. will talk about when to plant, where to plant, how to plant, and growing tricks for garden fresh tomatoes. We will be talking about the plusses and minuses of heirloom varieties versus hybrid varieties. 

March 19, 2022                                          10:00 - 11:30 am

Woodward Park Library                  944 E Perrin Ave. Fresno, CA 93720

Per County of Fresno policy and guidance from the California Department of Public Health, library users who are not fully vaccinated, including children ages 2-12, are required to wear masks when inside the Library. Babies and children under 2 years of age should never wear face coverings because it poses a danger and risk for suffocation. The Library cannot guarantee that library materials or surfaces will be 100% disinfected or germ-free at any given time and cannot guarantee that program attendees are vaccinated or otherwise safe from exposure to COVID-19. Only you can determine what is safe for yourself and your family when evaluating the risks of attending programs or visiting the Library.

Click here to see our web page on Tomatoes! 

What do Tomatoes Need?

Tomato handout 2018 English

Tomato handout 2018_Spanish

UNARC sq ft garden March 20.2022 website

Summer Veggies March 12, 2022

carrots and other veggies
This popular class by Master Gardener volunteers Marie and Gwen teaches the “Seven Rules of Gardening” as well as how to select plants to ensure a bumper crop in your backyard. 

At the same time, you will learn how to help the community by participating in the "Plant a Row for the Hungry” (P.A.R.) program.

Saturday, March 12                          10 – 12:00 noon
GARDEN OF THE SUN
             1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

Please download these handouts and bring with you to class. 

UCANR Vegetable Planting Guide  english 

Spanish Vegetable Planting Guide UCANR

Home Vegetable Gardening

Fresno Home and Garden Show March 4-6 2022

The UCANR Master Gardeners present free gardening seminars each day of the event.  Visit our Master Gardener booth for information about the program.  Master Gardener docents will be happy to answer your gardening questions.

March 4-6, 2022 /The Fresno Fair grounds are located at 1121 S. Chance Ave, Fresno between Kings Canyon Road and Butler Avenue.

Home and Garden Show promoters charge admission to the show.

Visit our web page to see the line up of classes

2022 H & G Show Garden Seminar printable Schedule 2022

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All About Citrus February 19, 2022

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Learn how to keep your citrus trees in tip top shape, as well as producing abundant fruit.  Learn how to prepare the soil, plant and care for your trees.Master Gardeners Ron V and Rodney S will be presenting this class starting at 10:00 a.m. 

 

Information about Pest in the garden. click here

Lindcove Research and Extension Center / CitrusIPM  information 

  Find out how to participate in the Plant a Row for the Hungry (P.A.R.) program. 

Bring your citrus to the Garden of the Sun between 8:30-11:30 AM to share with people in need.

Saturday, February 19                    10 – 11:30 AM
GARDEN OF THE SUN
               1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

Converting Your Lawn to Meadow, February 5, 2022

wildflower in lawn
In this class you will learn how to convert your traditional lawn into a meadow that over time will attract pollinators, use less water and require less maintenance and cost.  Native grasses and wildflowers will be discussed.  Restore some of the native beauty of the Central Valley to your home garden. Learn from Master Gardener Tim about how to save water. 

Saturday, February 5                    10 – 11:00 AM                                          
Growing with the Master Gardener's  Library Series / zoom presentation 

 

Winter Rose Pruning Techniques January 22, 2022

rose pruning class
Winter is the time to hard prune your roses.  The major techniques will be discussed, along with how to care and maintain your roses throughout the year.  Bring your pruners and do some hands–on with Master Gardener volunteers.

Saturday, January 22                        10 – 11:30 AM                                          
GARDEN OF THE SUN
               1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

 

Winter Orchard Care January 8, 2022

pruning orchard trees
Learn basic pruning techniques from Master Gardener volunteers Ron and Carolyn.  They will show you how, when and why to prune during the winter.  Learn 4-5 steps of basic pruning, thinning fruit, and spraying trees in your home orchard.

Saturday, January 8                            10 – 11:30 AM  
GARDEN OF THE SUN
                 1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

Winter orchard care