Master Gardener Program - Garden & Landscape Information
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Become a Master Gardener
Master Gardener volunteers are trained by the University of California to educate and advise home gardeners on problems, pests, and general plant & garden culture.
The UCCE Mariposa Master Gardener Program is taking applications for the 2017 Volunteer Training Course. Classes are held at McCay Hall in Catheys Valley on Wednesdays from 9 am to 1 pm. The 17-week course begins January 11, 2017, and runs through May 2017.
The Application deadline is October 31, 2016
Classes include training on:
- Plant Pathology
- Weed Science
- Oak and Pine Tree Care
- Composting and Vermiculture
- Vertebrate Management
- Soils & Fertilizers
- Home Garden Water Management
- Landscaping for Fire Prevention
- Sustainable Landscaping
- Home Vegetable Gardening
- Home Orchard Management
- Plant Propagation
- Plant Identification
Meet the Master Gardeners
Join us for an informational presentation and meet the UCCE Mariposa Master Gardeners and learn more about the training program and their volunteer experiences.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Board of Supervisors Chambers
5100 Bullion Street
Mariposa, CA 95338
Mariposa County Master Gardeners present:
Saturday, November 5, 2016
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Broadway and Cemetery Streets in Coulterville, CA
With Fred Boutin, Noted Rosarian currently living in Tuolumne City, CA
Do you love roses?
- Come learn what makes a heritage rose,
- Why they're special.
- Learn which roses do well here and
- How to get them to thrive.
- Plus, learn how to grow roses from cuttings.
Click here to register for this FREE workshop, or call 209-966-2417.
Landscaping with Drought-Tolerant California Natives
These plants help support native bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators and as a result, the plants also provide seeds, nuts, fruits and habitats for other birds and wildlife. Quite a bang for your buck!
Check out this list of California native and drought tolerant plants:
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