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Rescue the Children
UC CalFresh and Master Gardeners programs partnered to reach 135 women and their children. 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. Priscilla Robbins oversees the program and noted the importance of including a nutrition and healthy living component.
UC CalFresh coordinated with UC Master Gardeners to lead garden enhanced lesson delivery for five weeks leading up to the residents and their children planting five dormant garden beds at the facility.
IPM Outreach Project
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 and the UC Statewide IPM Project. To learn more about this project click here.
IPM or Integrated pest management is a process you can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. IPM can be used to manage all kinds of pest anywhere-in urban, agricultural and wildlands or natural areas.
Benefit Iris Sale
Plant a Row for the Hungry
The Fresno County UC Master Gardeners are knowledgeable trained adult volunteers in home gardening. As a part of assisting the gardening public, we hold regular plant clinics at libraries, community centers, community gardens, local events, and local nurseries, home improvement stores, as well as local farmer's markets. These plant clinics offer the public a chance to bring their plant samples and ask questions on a wide range of garden topics. 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".