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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.

Delay in new training classes

As you know, the State of California has issued a shelter-in-place order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the Master Gardener Program, UC Fresno/ Madera program is now working remotely. We are still here to answer your questions and address needs during this unprecedented situation, however our training class is delayed at this time. 

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list and receive information about our new training class -Please email your Name, address and phone number  to mgfresno@ucdavis.edu

UCCE Guest Speakers for training course

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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

Gardening Helpline
Email the Gardening Helpline

Master Gardener Coordinator Denise Cuendett 

559-241-7535 or dhcuendett@ucanr.edu