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
Landscaping with Drought-Tolerant California Natives Workshop
Saturday, September 17, 2016
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Board of Supervisors Chambers
5100 Bullion Street, Mariposa CA 95338
Bonnie will highlight some of the toughest and most drought-tolerant native plants that grow well in our foothill environments and will also touch on how to have year-round color. Since fall is the perfect time to plant natives, she will bring some plants as examples and offer them for sale.
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!
Click here to register on-line for this FREE workshop or call (209) 966-2417.
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