Adult Education Classes (AEC)

Trees for Small Spaces

Maple tree red
Want to add a tree to a tiny front yard, a narrow side yard or a small patio area?  Master Gardener Jackie shares her choices for trees that will still provide beauty, shade, a vertical element and a focal point to these small spaces and more.  Class includes tips on selection, planting and care. 

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Saturday, October 26   9:30 - 11:30 am FREE

(This class will be held at Betty Rodriguez library, 3040 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA  93703 (559)-600-9245)

Master Gardener Jackie Bradley


Olive Curing for Fun & Health!

green and black olives
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.

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Saturday, October 19     9:30 - 11:30 am 

FREE Garden of the Sun 

Master Gardeners Marie Antoniou & Michael Harman

Gardening with Herbs

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

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Saturday, November 2    9:30–11am  FREE

Garden of the Sun  Master Gardener Ann Edahl 

Tool Care

different types of garden tools
Join MG Dan & 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.

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Saturday, November 16     9:30 - 11:30 am FREE Garden of the Sun

Master Gardeners Dan Schara & Richard Hardwick 

Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Garden

close up of bee on flower
Wildlife can add so much to your garden: from the beauty of birds and butterflies, the pest control powers of toads and bats, to the important work of pollinators. Whether you have a window box, a small urban lot, or country acreage, MG Lisa will provide tips to help you welcome wildlife into your garden.

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Saturday, November 23    9:30 – 11:00 am FREE

Garden of the Sun with Master Gardener Lisa Libby

Fall and Winter Orchard Care

tree in snow
Learn basic pruning techniques from MGS Ron, John and Richard.  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, December 14                9:30-11 Free 

Garden of the Sun / Click here for online registration

Master Gardeners Ron vivian, John Duran and Richard Hardwick 

Upcoming Classes
Event Name Date
Olive Curing for Fun & Health! 10/19/2019
Trees for Small Spaces 10/26/2019
Gardening with Herbs 11/2/2019
Tool Care 11/16/2019
Other locations of classes

Some classes will be held at Betty Rodriguez library, 3040 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA  93703 (559)-600-9245)

Some classes will be held at the Fig Garden Regional Library, 3071 West Bullard, Fresno 

Class Location

Garden of Sun

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. 


The National Heirloom Expo (SEEDS)

The National Heirloom Expo (SEEDS)

September 10, 11 & 12, 2019. Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Tickets are available at the gate on September 10, 11 & 12, 2019.

Gates are open 9 AM to 9 PM.

One Day Ticket $15 or Three Day Pass $30 (Purchased at the gate) and Children are Free!

Download a copy of our brochure here

Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds: