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UC Agriculture and Natural Resources connects the power of UC research in agriculture, natural resources, economic growth, nutrition and youth development with local communities to improve the lives of all Californians.

For over 100 years, our advisors, specialists, faculty and staff have been committed to 

  • connecting Californians to their University
  • leading the way to science-based solutions
  • providing information that is trustworthy and not biased
  • sharing research that is practical to use
  • addressing local concerns as part of the community
  • inviting the participation of concerned stakeholders
  • facilitating problem-solving and outreach to address the state’s toughest challenges


UC ANR Public Values

UC Master Gardener Program
Primary Impact Areas

UC Master Gardener Program
Program Focussed Topics

Building climate-resilient communities Sustainable landscaping

Right plant, right place Green waste
Pest management Pollinator-friendly gardens
Water conservation

Safeguarding abundant and healthy food for all Californians Food gardening

Growing edible plants Expanding varieties grown
Reducing produce loss
Food security

Promoting healthy people and communities Community well-being Health benefits of gardening and green spaces
Spending more time outdoors

The UC Master Gardener Program is a perfect example of how UC ANR's values connect with the public. The program trains volunteers passionate about gardening and empowers them to share their knowledge. By providing science-based information and practical solutions to local gardening challenges, UC Master Gardener volunteers help Californians improve their lives and the environment around them.

The UC Master Gardener Program is committed to building a stronger connection between the university and our communities by promoting the practices of food and sustainable gardening, and health and wellness. UC Master Gardeners work collaboratively with our partners and community members to address pressing environmental issues, including water conservation, pest management, and wildfire preparedness.

UC ANR values building trust and credibility with the public, and the UC Master Gardener Program exemplifies this commitment. The program provides reliable information that is free from commercial bias, making it a trusted source of information.