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Let’s Talk Gardens / Smithsonian Gardens’

Smithsonian Gardens Exhibitions

Turn your thumb green! Join Smithsonian Gardens’ horticulturists for a series of free lunchtime (breakfast time in California) webinars on gardening basics on Thursdays 12 to 1 p.m. EST – that’s 9-10am California time!

Click here for more information from Smithsonian Gardens 

Save the Bees!

A growing body of research shows that over 40% of insect pollinators are highly threatened globally, including our native bees. Pollinators are responsible for nearly one in every three bites of food you eat. Read UCANR /National Pollinator Week 2020 or Check out the Honey Bee Conservancy


Have a gardening question?

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Audrey Hepburn quote: 

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."

Have a gardening question? 

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 article posted on Rosie's Corner. Learn all about soil. Check it out here.

Helpline Hot Topic for July 2020 is all about a new bug in town:

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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.

Our youth gardening team has created a video with the Fresno County Library:

Fresno County Library: Start a Garden: YouTube
The Master Gardeners are hosting a digital program to teach us about starting your own garden from seeds and cuttings from other plants!
Wednesday July 8, 2020
Wednesday July 15, 2020
Wednesday July  22, 2020
Wednesday July 29, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Designed for middle school and high school students but we could all learn a lot  from this program about starting a garden.
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

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. 

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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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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.