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About UCCE Master Gardeners

 

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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

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

Mission Statement

 

To extend research based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices to the residents of California