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Community Education Classes 2021

Garden workshops

 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.

UC ANR coronavirus information

As the Fresno Master Gardener program start to re-opening classes and the Garden of the Sun. Please click the link above for our latest guidelines.

Registration Information

The community education classes are listed below. To register for one or more than one you can use the link here.

Registration for this class or any of the classes below. 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 and no phone or office hours at this time. 

Thank you 

 

 

Growing Cool Season Vegetables August 7, 2021

 

veggies that grow in the fall cool weather

Growing Cool Season Vegetables with Master Gardener Gwen

Did you know that cool season vegetables have a higher food value than warm season ones?Join MG Gwen and she will show you how to expand your gardening repertoire to include these crops.(Please download handouts and bring to class.)

Home Vegetable Gardening Handout 1

Home Vegetable Gardening Handout 2 - planting guide.pdf

Saturday, August 7 10 AM-12PM
WOODWARD PARK LIBRARY

944 E Perrin Ave. Fresno, CA  93720

Growing Cool Season Vegetables

Master Gardener Gwen 

Registration for this class or any of the classes below. Click here to start. 

Irrigation for the Home Garden September 11, 2021

irrigation class
Irrigation for the Home Garden by Master Gardener John 

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

(Please download handouts and bring to class.)

Irrigation handout for class click here.

 

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

Registration for this class or any of the classes below. Click here to start. 

Composting September 25, 2021

composting class
Composting    with Master Gardener Ann                      Master Gardener Ann will show you how to turn your garden clippings and kitchen scraps into valuable compost. You will learn the benefits of starting your own compost pile, what you can and shouldn’t add to your pile, how to fit composting into your lifestyle, and the ways you can use the finished product around your yard to enrich and improve your soil.

(Please download handouts and bring to class.)


Saturday, September 25                            10 – 11:30                           WOODWARD PARK LIBRARY     944 E Perrin Ave. Fresno, CA  93720

 

Registration for this class or any of the classes below. Click here to start. 

Colorful Spring Bulbs October 9, 2021

Colorful Spring Bulbs with Master Gardener Brenda 

For gorgeous spring bulbs, plan now!  Come get inspired and learn about planting this fall for a non-stop show of colorful bulbs during the months of spring.

(Please download handouts and bring to class.)

Five Types of Bulbs handout

Saturday, October 9                              10 – 11:30 AM                                          
GARDEN OF THE SUN              1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

Registration for this class or any of the classes below. Click here to start. 

Under the Spell of Succulent Pumpkins October 10, 2021

Succulent Pumpkins class
Under the Spell of Succulent Pumpkins with Master Gardener Roz Learn how to create a succulent pumpkin that you can use to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or the whole fall season.  Master Gardener MG Roz  will show you how to make this exciting succulent craft.

(Please download handouts and bring to class.)

SUCCULENT PUMPKINS instructions

Sunday, October 10                              2:00-3:00 PM                              
WOODWARD PARK LIBRARY         
944 E Perrin Ave. Fresno, CA  93720

Registration for this class or any of the classes below. Click here to start. 

Olive Curing for Fun & Health! October 23, 2021

Olive Curing Class
Olive Curing for Fun & Health! Master Gardeners Marie & Michael 

Learn to cure delicious olives in accordance to the Mediterranean tradition.  MGs Marie and Michael will explore three different curing methods, utilizing both salt curing and lye curing processes.  Appropriate for all skill levels.

 Saturday, October 23                        10 – 11:30 AM                                          
GARDEN OF THE SUN
              1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

Registration for this class or any of the classes below. Click here to start. 

Topiaries Class November 6, 2021

Toparies class
Topiaries Class with Master Gardener ? 

Learn how to choose the right plant to make a topiary for a table top décor or in your garden landscape.  We’ll discuss care and requirements for a variety of plant materials for our climate.

(Please download handouts and bring to class.)

Saturday, November 6                         10 – 11:30 AM                                          
GARDEN OF THE SUN
              1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

Registration for this class or any of the classes below. Click here to start. 

Propagation: How to Start Plants Yourself November 20, 2021

propagation class
Propagation: How to Start Plants Yourself by Master Gardeners Marcia & Carol 

Why spend lots of money buying plants when you can grow them from scratch yourself?   There are three inexpensive ways to start plants at home and we will talk about all of them. In this class you will learn how to grow plants from seeds, from cuttings, and from division. Each technique will be demonstrated by an experienced Master Gardener.

(Please download handouts and bring to class.)

 

Saturday, November 20                        10 – 11:30 AM                                          
GARDEN OF THE SUN
              1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

Registration for this class or any of the classes below. Click here to start. 

24th Annual Wreaths and Swags Class December 4, 2021

Wreath class
24th Annual Wreaths and Swags Class with Master Gardener Robbie

Come learn a variety of techniques for holiday wreaths and swag construction.  We will use fresh, live, locally gathered materials.  Everyone will leave with at least one completed wreath or swag.  All materials are supplied; please bring a hand pruner and wire nipper.  Dress in warm casual clothes.  

Saturday, December 4                                     10 – 12:30 PM                                           
GARDEN OF THE SUN            1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

Class is limited to 15; pre-registration required.  (Sorry, no walk-ins)  There is a fee to cover cost of materials. This will be posted later and also registration link. 

 

Tool Maintenance Class December 11, 2021

Tool maintenance class
Tool Maintenance Class with MG's John and Richard 

Join MGs John and Richard for a hands-on demonstration of garden tool maintenance, repair and sharpening.  You are welcome to bring a couple of your own garden tools, maintenance items and sharpening devices for inclusion in the class discussion.

Saturday, December 11                          10 – 12:30 PM
GARDEN OF THE SUN
              1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

Registration for this class or any of the classes below. Click here to start. 

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 an AEC 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