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How to Become a Master Gardener

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Are you interested in learning more about local gardening from experts? Would you like to share your knowledge with other gardeners? If so, you may enjoy joining the Inyo - Mono Master Gardener Program.

Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by the University of California whose mission is to help others garden successfully.

We currently offer a comprehensive training class in odd-numbered years. Our last class was in 2019. Unique to our area, we conduct training using a hybrid online model. Part of the class is conducted via lectures completed on your own time. The remainder happens at in-person sessions.

Sign Up for Our Mailing List

Thanks for your interest! The UCCE maintains a mailing list of individuals interested in receiving news of upcoming workshops and activities related to gardening and food preservation. Please complete the form below to be added to our mailing list(s). Your contact information will not be shared with any other agency or organization.

We also have a blog - The Backyard Gardener - that publishes seasonal articles on gardening.  You may visit The Backyard Gardener blog here, where you have the option to subscribe to the blog and receive updates when new articles are published.

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Our Office Location

Our office is located in east end of the Inyo County Services building, next to the IMAH thrift store.

UC Cooperative Extension / Farm Advisor
207 West South Street
Bishop, California 93514

Here is a map of our location.


Note: If the front door is closed, please dial "7854" to enter.


For questions about gardening or the Master Gardener program in general, please feel free to use our help line any time.

MG Helpline: (760) 872-2098


If you have questions about an upcoming event or your registration for a class or training, you should call the main line at Farm Advisor's office during business hours.

Farm Advisor's Office: (760) 873-7854