UC Master Gardener Program
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UC Master Gardener Program

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Since 1981, the University of California Master Gardener Program has been extending UC research-based information about home horticulture and pest management to the public. The UC Master Gardener Program is a public service and outreach program under the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, administered locally by participating UC Cooperative Extension county offices.

The UC Master Gardener Program is an example of an effective partnership between the University of California and passionate volunteers. In exchange for training from the University, UC Master Gardeners offer volunteer services and outreach to the general public in more than 50 California counties. Last year 6,116 active UC Master Gardener volunteers donated 398,265 hours, and 5.4+ million hours have been donated since the program's inception.

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UC Master Gardeners preserve and encourage healthy environments with sustainable gardening, green waste reduction, and water conservation.
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Visit recommended resources from the University of California with research-based information on home gardening, pest management, and much more.
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Have a gardening question? Interested in becoming a UC Master Gardener? Visit your local UC Master Gardener Program for information.
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“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." - UC Master Gardener Program Mission Statement 


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