Become a UC Master Gardener!
September 25, 2021 – Did you know that California has state soil? How do you propagate your own plants? How to care for fruit trees and vegetables? Which native plants support pollinators? These questions and more will be addressed in the upcoming Mariposa UC Master Gardener Training Course.
UC Master Gardeners are volunteer community educators right here in our local foothills communities. We offer 18 weeks training and mentoring to help newly trained master gardeners find their place in our voluntary organization. After training, new Master Gardeners participate in a variety of community events ranging from local events, plant sales and garden tours, as well as a helpline, periodic workshops and other activites. We host the Plant-a-Row produce donation program which benefits local organizations and individuals in need of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The UC Master Gardener training includes introductory courses in horticulture, plant identification, entomology, plant pathology, integrated pest management, soil management, soil management water and propagation. We also cover specific training on foothill gardening, home orchard management, composting, home vegetable gardening, sustainable landscaping, native plants, oak and pine maintenance, landscaping for the fire and other subjects for the home gardener.
Training classes will begin January 5 at Mariposa from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on consecutive Wednesdays through mid-May. Our program includes classroom instruction and hands-on instruction from UC agricultural advisors, experts and UC-trained master gardeners.
Applications are available now at the UC Cooperative Extension Office at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, on our website (https://cemariposa.ucanr.edu/Master_Gardener) or by emailing [email protected] ucanr.edu.
The deadline to apply is Saturday October 30.
Please contact Sheri Mace for more information at 209-966-2417 or [email protected] Applications may be dropped off or mailed to 5009 Fairgrounds Rd., Mariposa CA 95338 or emailed to [email protected]
Source: Mariposa Master Gardeners