Delivering the UC ANR Mission
UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) connects local communities to the power of UC research in agriculture, natural resources, economic growth, nutrition, and youth development. In so doing, UC ANR improves the lives of all Californians by
- promoting economic prosperity
- developing an inclusive and equitable society
- protecting the state's natural resources
- safeguarding abundant and healthy food for all state residents
- developing a qualified workforce
- building climate-resilient communities and ecosystems
- promoting healthy people and communities
The UC Master Gardener Program teaches people how to sustainably grow food and cultivate gardens to protect California's natural resources. By customizing local gardening outreach to account for unique local landscapes and the diversity of California's residents, we strive to meet the needs of all the communities we serve.
The UC Master Gardener Program
- hosts hands-on educational workshops that teach how to protect California's natural resources by gardening sustainably
- answers questions by email or phone about how to grow fruit, vegetables, and flowers and manage pests in the garden
- provides hands-on demonstrations at school, community, and demonstration gardens
- teaches horticulture skills to youth and adults in detention centers, seniors in memory care facilities, and veterans at military-serving organizations
- and does so much more!