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 Jan - Mar Class Schedule for El Dorado County.
Download the 2018 Master Gardener Public Education April - June 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 April Classes
4/21 Plant Sale
8am – 2pm/Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville.
Note: Parking Fee (began June 2017): $2.00 (see kiosks in college parking lot)
4/25 Culinary Herbs from Garden to Gourmet - Instructors: Jan Keahey & Peggy Holmes
Learn to grow herbs in your garden and use herbs in your cooking.
9am – noon/Free Class Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park.
4/28 Irrigation - Instructors: Sheri Burke & Cheryl Turner
With summer coming soon, it is very important to preserve our water resources, while protecting the investments in our plants and landscaping. Master Gardeners Sheri Burke and Cheryl Turner will discuss the basics of home sprinkler and drip irrigation systems. Learn how to provide your plants with the water they need and reduce your water bill.
9 – 11/Free Class - Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville.
Note: Time change to 10:00am. This will continue through March due to weather. Parking Fee (began June 2017): $2.00 (see kiosks in college parking lot)
2018 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's May Classes
5/5 Making Worms Work for You Instructors: MJ Campbell, G Fulbeck, C Young
Learn how worms can breakdown kitchen waste to make worm compost, one of the best organic fertilizers possible. Also covered will be the types of worms needed, how to harvest the compost, and how to set up a worm bin.
9am-noon/free class Government Center, Bldg C-Hearing Room 2850 Fairlane Ct, Placerville
5/9 Houseplants Instructors: Bobbie Handen, Debbie Hillel
It appears living in the foothills, with its variable elevations and temperatures, has created a new variety of houseplants – those that have been seasonally relocated into the house. In addition, we have plants from other regions that attract us with their tropical beauty. Caring for plants no longer in their natural habitat is a challenge. Join us to discuss how to meet these challenges and benefit by the beautification of our homes.
9am-noon/free class Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park
5/12 Composting Instructors: Dave Hale, Debbie Hillel, Cindy Young
Compost provides valuable nutrients for your garden soil, helps retain moisture, suppresses weeds, prevents soil erosion, and loosens compacted soils for better drainage and water retention. It is rewarding to know you are turning waste into a nutrient rich organic material for your garden. Join us to learn how this is done!
9am-noon/free class/$2parking Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Dr, Placerville
5/12 2nd Saturdays with Barry Instructor: Barry Wold
Trellis Systems for Tomatoes
10am-noon/free class/$2parking Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Dr, Placerville
5/19 Living with Native Oaks Instructor: Heidi Napier
El Dorado County is graced with handsome and enduring California Oaks. New construction, irrigated lawns, and cultivated land can endanger them. Oaks need proper care to thrive. Learn various methods to maintain and protect these wonderful trees!
9am – noon/free class El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Pkwy, El Dorado Hills
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)