University of California Master Gardeners support healthy plants with sustainable landscaping practices, water conservation, water quality, green waste reduction, wildlife enhancement and energy conservation. County-based UC Master Gardeners focus on appropriate plant selection for the local climate, providing residents with guidance on proper care and placement of plants. With a knowledge of invasive plant species that affect California’s landscapes and wildlife, UC Master Gardeners work with residents and organizations to protect local ecosystems.
UC Master Gardeners help home gardeners tap into the University of California's storehouse of science-based knowledge on topics ranging from flowers, trees, vegetable gardening, home orchards and vineyards, and many more. Plant clinics are one way Master Gardeners share this expertise with the public. Perhaps you have seen them in action at a local venue.
Plant clinics are held regularly at local farmer's markets, nurseries, community centers, community gardens, local events, home improvement stores and libraries to name a few. These plant clinics offer the public a chance to bring their plant samples to the Master Gardeners and get answers to all of their gardening questions. The clinics are held weekdays, evenings and weekends, usually for 3-4 hours. Two to four Master Gardeners are on duty at each clinic. A formal presentation is not involved but rather the Master Gardeners are available as "plant doctors". If you have a plant that needs diagnosing, the calendar to the right lists upcoming plant clinics.
If you would like to have the Master Gardeners bring their plant clinic to your event, apply by email and you will be contacted.