Public Education Classes
Master Gardeners offer free classes most Saturdays of the year. No advance registration is needed in most cases.
Download the 2018 Master Gardener Public Education July - September Class Schedule for El Dorado County.
Download the 2018 Master Gardener Public Education October - December Class Schedule for El Dorado County.
- Classes start at 9:00 and usually run until Noon, unless otherwise noted.
- Please call to confirm the class location or check this website; the location may change due to circumstances beyond our control.
2018 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's September Classes
9/22 Starthistle Instructor: Steve Savage
Learn about this invasive weed that has taken over substantial portions of California’s range land and urban landscape. What are its origins, how it moves, why it is so difficult to control, how to overcome these obstacles, then develop and design effective control programs.
9am-noon/free class Government Center, Bldg C Hearing Room, 2850 Fairlane Ct, Placerville
9/29 Native Gardens Class/Tour
Do you love wildlife, pollinators, and birds? Would you like to enjoy their activities in Your landscape? Are you ready to lower your water bill, and spend less on fertilizers and pesticides as well? Master Gardener Alice Cantelow will teach how to choose and add colorful, easy-care native plants to your garden.
9am-noon/free class/$2 parking Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
2018 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's October Classes
10/10 Grapes from Garden to Table Instructors: Dave Hale and Master Food Preservers
Come and see how you can grow grapes successfully in our county. Learn which grape varieties are best suited for our region and how to propagate, plant, cultivate, and prune grapes. Master Food Preservers will also share how to store, freeze, and dry grapes… and how to extract the juice to make a freezer grape jelly.
9am-noon/free class Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park
10/13 2nd Saturdays with Barry Barry Wold & Team
Planting Peas and Winter Cover crops will be the focus of this month’s gathering at the Vegetable Garden.
9-11 am/free class/$2 parking Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
10/20 Putting Your Garden to Bed Instructors: Cheryl Turner & Cindy Young
The extra effort you put into your garden areas this fall will pay big dividends next year. Master Gardeners will discuss yard and garden clean up. Cool season planting, tool sharpening/cleaning, composting/mulching, and pruning. Learn why you should collect those valuable fall leaves. Time will be spent in the SDG with examples of “putting your garden to bed.” Note class goes till 4pm.
9am-4pm /free class/$2 parking Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
10/27 Fall Propagation Instructors: Gail Fulbeck & Debbie Hillel
You will learn techniques to propagate some of the most common plants found within your own home, garden, or landscape. Methods of Cuttings, Layering, and Divisions will be discussed. Save money, have fun, and learn uncomplicated ways to expand your garden using materials you already have.
9am-noon/free class Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
If rain is forecast at 20% or above (https://www.wunderground.com/weather/us/ca/placerville/95667) class will instead be held inside Government Center, Bldg C Hearing Room, 2850 Fairlane Ct, Placerville
THE SHERWOOD DEMONSTRATION GARDEN
Opens in April - Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to Noon. Closed on rainy days.
Parking Fee (began June 2017): $2.00 (see kiosks in college parking lot)