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UCCE Master Gardeners of Fresno

National Garden Bureau Year of the Sunflower

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Feelin’ Sunny: Make These Sunflower DIY Projects Now! 

From crafts to cooking to kids’ parties, try these bright ideas for sunflower DIY projects.

Cheery, bright sunflowers: they’re the perfect plant to entice pollinators, add garden drama (the good kind, that is!), lure little ones to play among the towering stalks, and brighten celebrations with brilliant, charming blooms. If you’re not growing sunflowers…well, why AREN’T you growing sunflowers? After all, it’s the Year of the Sunflower, and you should join the sunflower craze! Our Year of the Sunflower article gives tips on what types of sunflowers to grow and basic how-to-grow information.

Community Education Classes


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Community Education Classes are back.

Our first class will be August 7, 2021

Growing Cool Season Vegetables with Master Gardener Gwen Olshove.

Click here for more information.


Garden of the Sun

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 Through its Master Gardener Program the UC Cooperative Extension in Fresno County has developed a one acre ornamental and food production demonstration garden on the south end of the City of Fresno's Reedy Park, located at Winery and McKinley Avenue, Fresno, CA.

Come and enjoy the garden with the volunteers and learn about gardening in the Central Valley. Click to view

Interested in learning about vegetable gardening? Are you a school teacher or just home gardening take a look at the vegetable beds at Garden of the Sun. Do you need help with how to get started? Contact our helpline by sending an e-mail to: mgfresno@ucdavis.edu Including photos is helpful.  We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Vegetable Planting Guide click here


Fresno Master Gardeners Helpline is working remotely. 

 Questions? Send an email to mgfresno@ucdavis.edu Including photos is helpful.  We are looking forward to hearing from you!

The Helpline has a monthly article with great garden tips. Check our this month:

 Plant Identification Phone Apps  


Vegetable Planting Guide click here

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The Gardener's Companion makes a wonderful gift for yourself and  your gardening friends. There are great sections on what to plant this Spring, California natives and vegetable gardening.

 Tips from this book are located on our website "This week in the Garden" 

UC Integrated Pest Management Webinar Series


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Welcome to the new UC Statewide IPM Program urban and community webinar series!

Join us at 1:00pm on the third Thursday of every month to learn more about pest identification, management, and using pesticides around the home and garden. Webinars will run for one hour.

This class is free and open to the public but advance registration is required.

August 19: Weed Identification
Presenter: John Roncoroni, Weed Science Farm Advisor, Emeritus
Click here to register for this webinar.



Learn this month From MG Tim how to save water with the right plants. 

Drought & Water Wise Gardening information provided by Fresno Master Gardeners.Tips and resources from hands on experience.  To learn more click here to view this information.

New! Video Library


While our office and events are temporarily closed, our program is still "open for business" to answer your gardening and pest management questions. 

While you are at home and in the future, the link below will provide you with  a list of videos that teach about gardening in several areas. 

We have just added some new videos to our collection on topics like herbs, succulents, and drought management.  Enjoy!

A collection of video resources to teach you about late summer/early fall gardening topics. 


The California Garden Web

The UC Master Gardener Program designed the California Garden Web to serve as a portal to organize and extend the University of California's vast collection of research-based information about gardening to the public. The California Garden Web focuses on sustainable gardening practices and uses a question and answer format to present solutions. The blog below highlights gardening issues pertaining to the season.

Advice to Grow by...ask us

California Master Gardener State website

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To receive announcements of upcoming events and gardening education opportunities offered by UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners in Fresno and Madera Counties Sign up here 

Interested in joining the Master Gardener program? Click here to see how!   

"Due to uncertainty with the Coronavirus pandemic, the planned 2021 Fresno/Madera County Master Gardener training class has been canceled.   Our next series of training classes will begin in January 2023, with an on-line application window opening in June 2022.  Please continue your interest in our program and in gardening.  We will look forward meeting you then!

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Re Opening Information and Covid 19 Safety Standard Summary

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Thank you for your understanding as we are committed to the health and safety of our volunteers and the community.