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UCCE San Bernardino County Master Gardener Class Application (October 3, 2020 - March 6, 2021)


The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardener class will be conducted online via Zoom on Saturday mornings from 9:00am- 12:30pm October 3, 2020 through March 6, 2021 (no classes on October 31, November 28, December 26, and January 2). Graduation requirements include attending class regularly, passing open book midterm and final exams, and co-presenting a 15-minute talk to your classmates on a horticulture topic of your group's choice (live or via Zoom near the end of the class). We will ensure the health and safety of accepted applicants and the public served through the program by requiring social distancing and other precautions necessitated by COVID-19.

Note: In the past, only high desert and mountain residents had the option of completing the online class. Due to continued COVID-19 concerns, we are offering the entire class online augmented with outdoor assignments that can be accomplished singly.  

To be considered for the 2020/2021 training class, your application must be received on or before August 31, 2020. 



What is the Master Gardener Program?  

The UCCE Master Gardener program provides 50-hours of training on gardening and home horticulture to accepted adult applicants (18 years and older) who agree to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours over a one year period through activities promoting sustainable landscaping; developing backyard, community and school gardens; and, increasing the health and vitality of communities. If accepted, a $150 class fee must be paid online using the secure UC server by September 15, 2020. In addition, all accepted students must purchase a UC ANR Master Gardener Handbook (price ranges from $28- $40 online) and clear a UC background check. Questions?  Email Master Gardener Coordinator Maggie O'Neill at or Office/Promotion Manager Robin Rowe at