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UCCE Master Gardeners of Fresno

FREE Virtual 2020 UC Master Gardener Mini Conference
Save the date for the 2020 UC Master Gardener Virtual Conference! This FREE virtual mini-conference will take place September 29 – October 1 and is open to the general public. All levels of gardeners are welcome!
 
We will be streaming LIVE to the UC Master Gardener YouTube channel and Facebook page, just pick the platform you prefer. Master Gardener volunteers can earn continuing education hours. Registration is not required, just pick and choose what sessions you would like to attend. All session are being recorded and posted on YouTube but we hope you can join in LIVE.
 

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POST-FIRE SOIL SAFETY Webinar!

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POST-FIRE SOIL  SAFETY

Are you growing food on property impacted by wildfire? Fire introduces new considerations for growing produce and raising backyard poultry. In this free virtual webinar, learn from scientists who have studied urban wildfires in California, including: what questions to ask, how to improve soil health and make informed decisions about food safety, which agencies might have helpful information, and what remains unknown in this burgeoning field of study.

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020, 9:30 am - 11:30 am PST

Registration Link click here

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Gardening Helpline? Ask a Master Gardener!

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Our gardening Helpline is open and we are here to help!

Please email your questions to mgfresno@ucdavis.edu

Including photos is helpful.  We are looking forward to hearing from you!

New! Video Library

We are here for you!

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 building a raised bed and trimming young trees. Enjoy!

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

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Here is the link to the order form

 

  • Rosie has a new article up on Rosie's Corner. She talks about proper deadheading, spider mites and rose varieties that can take the HEAT!
  • Helpline Hot Topic for September 2020 is  about the pesticide  Carbaryl  which is now restricted in California

Helpline Hot Topic

No Public workshops at this time.

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 no public gardening classes or workshops are offered at this time.

Video tour of Garden of the Sun

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 Take a quick video tour at Garden of the Sun. Volunteers are celebrating 25 years of gardening information at the demonstration garden.  Join us in the garden to learn about water saving tips, free education classes and just learn about the joy of gardening.

 Click here to enjoy a stroll in the garden. 

Saturday July 11, 2020 Rhonda Murphy of Rhonda's fitness was live on Facebook with Master Gardener Karen Basso discussing growing and enjoying home grown vegetables. Click here to view the video

More information

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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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2019 UC ANR Annual Report

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See how the Fresno Master Gardener program is making a difference in your community. See page 13 about Spanish classes on gardening in Fresno. 

2019 UCANR Annual Report

Integrated Pest Management
What is happening to these apples?
 
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This photo is representative of a problem a Fresno County Master Gardener is having with apples from one of her trees. After several questions were exchanged with members of the Fresno County Master Gardener Integrated Pest Management (IPM) team, it was determined that further research was necessary. A visit to the California state IPM website revealed the problem and what to do about it:
This is a great example how pest problems can be identified, discussed, and remedies provided via a multitude of IPM techniques!
coronavirus Covid-19

The recent outbreak of the coronavirus Covid-19 had led to changes in how the Master Gardener program is available to the public. 

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