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Since 1980, the UC Master Gardener Program has been extending 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  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 1,286 demonstration, community and school gardens across 53 California counties. Last year 6,154 active UC Master Gardener volunteers donated 446,237 hours, and 6.8+ million hours have been donated since the program's inception.

Our mission:

“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 


Program Impacts 

UC Master Gardeners preserve and encourage healthy environments with sustainable gardening, green waste reduction, and water conservation.
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Gardening Resources

Visit recommended resources from the University of California with research-based information on home gardening, pest management, and much more.
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Find Your Local Program

Have a gardening question? Interested in becoming a UC Master Gardener? Visit your local UC Master Gardener Program for information.
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