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Master Gardener Program

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The University of California San Joaquin Master Gardener program provides up-to-date, practical, and UC research-based information about home gardening and pest management to the diverse communities within our county. The UC Master Gardener Program is an example of an effective partnership between the University of California, San Joaquin County and passionate volunteers.

In exchange for training from the University, UC Master Gardeners offer volunteer services and education to the general public. Topics include: the reduction and reuse of green waste, resource conservation, sustainable landscaping practices, landscape trees and ornamentals, fruit and vegetable growing, weed and pest management and many other home horticulture related topics.

Master Gardeners are also involved in the planning and preparation of school and community based gardens. The program has a FREE hotline (953-6112) for residents who have gardening-related questions. The office is staffed by volunteers Tuesday - Thursday from 9 a.m. – noon. Master Gardeners can be found at local festivals, farmers markets and monthly weekend workshops. For more information, visit the Master Gardener website.