Our Mission is to extend research-based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices to the residents of California, and be guided by our core values and strategic initiatives.
Who We are
History of the MG Program dates back to 1981. Today, there are 6,154 Master Gardeners statewide who have contributed a total of 446,237 volunteer hour and 93,088 continuing education hours.
The programs and outreach efforts are as varied as the skills and interests of MG volunteers. Here are a few examples of what MGs are up to around the state -
We have 105 Master Gardener volunteers in San Luis Obispo County who contributed 4,150 volunteer hours and 785 hours of continuing education during the 2018/2019 program year.
Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and bring a wealth of knowledge and unique experiences to our program. We have retired teachers, attorneys, accountants, nurses and school administrators; working individuals with school-aged kids; grandparents, military veterans, and landscape designers. We have a few from law enforcement, some with agriculture backgrounds and from the nursery industry, and a few running their own small businesses.
UC Master Gardeners are lifelong learners who provide a valuable service to residents of San Luis Obispo County. Learn more about what we do.
Find out how to become a UC Master Gardener.