Classes & Events
March 2 Propagation Class Canceled due to weather
Master Gardeners offer free classes most Saturdays of the year. No advance registration is needed in most cases.
Download the 2019 Master Gardener Public Education January - April 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.
2019 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's March Classes
3/2 CLASS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER - Propagation from Seed - Instructors: Gail Fulbeck & Debbie Hillel
3/9 Second Saturday Open Garden Day - Instructors: Master Gardeners
Open Gardens include Vegetable, Succulent, and Orchard. There will be hands-on straw bale gardening in the vegetable garden and a pruning demonstration in the orchard.
9-11am, $2 parking (see kiosks in parking lot)at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
3/13 Back to Basics for Gardeners - Instructor: Sheri Burke
Come and learn the basics of gardening from the beginning. Know your soil, proper tools and technique, how to read a nursery plant label and buy healthy plants, irrigation methods, what does "full sun" really mean and more.
9am-noon at Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park
3/16 Pests and Pollinators - Instructor: Kit Veerkamp
An ecologically-sustainable garden is both beautiful and able to attract and sustain pollinators and beneficial insects, reducing the need for pesticides. Plant selection directly affects beneficial insect populations, those insects that can provide ecological benefits such as biodiversity and natural pest control. This concept of “habitat management” provides a refuge for the insects during winter, and nectar and pollen resources, leading to increases in pollination and populations of other beneficial insects that help control pests in the garden.
9am-noon at the Government Center Hearing Room Building C, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville
3/23 Tomatoes from Seed to Table - Instructors: MG Zack Dowell & MG/MFPs Cindy Young & Suzanne Surberg
In this combination Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver event, Master Gardeners will show you how to choose the right varieties, deal with insects and diseases, care for, and harvest your tomatoes. Master Food Preservers will talk about what you can do with your tomato harvest: canning, dehydrating and freezing.
9am-noon at the Government Hearing Room Building C, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville
3/30 Grow n' Show Your Plants at the Fair - Kids' Class - Instructor: Eddie Basham
Grow n’ Show (Your Plants at the Fair) is designed for kids ages 5 to 12 and will cover the basics of growing plants. After the budding young gardeners learn the fundamentals, they will be encouraged to demonstrate their new skills by entering their plants in peer competition at the upcoming county fair. Interested students are encouraged to pre-register online at http://ucanr.edu/uccemg-edccountyfair or by calling Master Gardeners at 530-621-5512.
10-11am, $2 parking (see kiosks in parking lot) at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, 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)