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UCCE Master Gardeners of Fresno

Volunteers for the Master Gardener program

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The University of California Cooperative Extension in Fresno County has an active group of nearly 300 Master Gardener Volunteers who support local educational programs in home horticulture by staffing a phone-in helpline, providing public educational classes and presentations, coordinating a Plant a Row for the Hungry program, maintaining a one-acre food production and ornamental demonstration garden, conducting plant clinics, and providing other educational opportunities.

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Interested adult volunteers go through a 16-week training and certification course.  In addition to class room instruction, they must devote 50 volunteer hours back to the program as First Year Master Gardeners, much of which consists of hands-on learning.

Hands on Learning

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Training topics include plant botany, plant diseases, insects, weed science, home vegetable gardening, fruit trees and grapes, landscape trees, turf and diagnosing plant problems.

Contact us:

Office: UC Cooperative Extension
UC Center
550 E. Shaw Ave., Suite 210-B
Fresno, CA 93710
(559)241-7515

Gardening Helpline
(559)241-7534
Email the Gardening Helpline

Master Gardener Coordinator Denise Cuendett 

559-241-7535 or dhcuendett@ucanr.edu