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Community Outreach

Healthier Communities

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Veterans Home of California- Fresno

Master gardeners provide plant clinics  and work with residents and staff at the Fresno Veterans Home twice a month.

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In October Master Gardeners and residents created festive pumpkin decorations planted with succulents and spider plants.
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 We also participated in the Veterans Home Fall Festival providing a plant clinic and IPM advice as well as  pumpkin activities for young and old.

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Sanger RSVP Garden

Golden Living Center in Sanger is now home to the RSVP sensory garden thanks to Fresno County Master Gardeners.

The need for a garden for its residents to experience and enjoy in the courtyard area was evident. The development of the garden came into being when we received approval to move forward to create a garden to explore new avenues for reaching seniors and benefit the residents living at the home.

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 Those who reside at this facility have various nursing and memory care needs and the purpose of this RSVP (please respond) garden is to stimulate responses of the residents through the 5 senses with the hope of connecting individuals with an engaging garden while aiding memory.
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The garden is in the beginning stages of being designed with the idea of adding plants and herbs with fragrance and textures, welcoming sounds of a garden such as birds, music, and chimes, displaying colorful visuals and yard art and implementing MG presentations with appropriate level hands on lessons.

Great source for information on therapy gardens from American Horticultural Therapy Association: https://www.ahta.org/about-therapeutic-gardens 

IPM Outreach Project

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The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) project is a pesticide user public education and awareness program. It is in partnership with the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District, UC Master Gardeners of Fresno County. 

To Learn more about IPM click to visit our state website

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As part of the UC Cooperative Extension, we're helping build and maintain healthy families and communities.

Be part of the movement to build a healthy community and environment in Fresno!

Rescue the Children

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Rescue the Children (Rescue), a ministry of the Fresno Rescue Mission, is a nonprofit that transforms lives. Rescue provides an in-house rehabilitation and transition program.

Fresno County CalFresh Healthy Living, UC and UCCE Fresno Master Gardener program collaborate to deliver nutrition education and garden enhanced lessons at this site.

Plant a Row for the Hungry

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Plant A Row (PAR) is a nationwide, people-to-people program sponsored locally by UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and Community Food Bank.

To Learn more click here