UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County

Public Education Classes

Master Gardeners offer free classes most Saturdays of the year. No advance registration is needed.

Download the 2017 Master Gardener Public Education May - Aug 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.

2017 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's June Classes

06/03 Summer Pruning Demonstration Instructors: Pam Lane & Bill Curtaz

Come join us as we discuss pruning safety, disease control during pruning, and summer pruning to keep your fruit trees low. Shorter trees lend to easier tending, a much better experience for the home gardener!

9am – noon/Free Class Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville

Note: $2 Parking fee for all days has gone into effect on campus.


06/10 Saturdays with Barry Instructor: Barry Wold

A lot of things are happening in the spring vegetable garden. Barry will explain various planting, thinning, and pest control methods as well as needs for the success of your vegetable garden during each month’s demonstration.

NEW Class Time
9am – 11am/Free Class Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville

Note: $2 Parking fee for all days has gone into effect on campus.


06/14 Control of Noxious & Invasive Weeds Instructor: Steve Savage

Join us to learn about highly aggressive non-native weeds which have been introduced into El Dorado County. These weeds displace natives, decrease wildlife habitat, and reduce recreational and land values. Discover ways to identify, control, and report invasive weeds of county-wide concern. Then take a look at weeds commonly found in the home landscape, their culture, and control strategies.

9am – noon/Free Class Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park


06/15 – 18 El Dorado County Fair

The Master Gardeners will have an information booth at the County Fair. Books and planting guides will be available. Bring your gardening questions or just stop by and say hello.

Noon – 9pm Thursday-Friday
10am – 9pm Saturday-Sunday
Fairgrounds Floriculture Building, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville

7/8 Saturdays with Barry - Instructor: Barry Wold

A lot of things are happening in the summer vegetable garden. Barry will explain various planting, thinning and pest control needs as well as needs for the success of your vegetable garden during each month’s demonstration. 

NEW Class Time
9am – 11am Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville

Parking Fee (beginning in June): $2.00 (See kiosks in college parking lot.)


7/12 All About Berries - Instructors: Cheryl Knapp & Cindy Young

There is nothing better than harvesting juicy, sweet berries out of your own garden. Join Master Gardeners/Master Food Preservers Cheryl Knapp and Cindy Young as they share their knowledge on the benefits of homegrown berries. Topics will include selection, planting, fertilizing, pruning, and a few ideas on how to use all those berries.

9am – noon/Free Class Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park

 

THE SHERWOOD DEMONSTRATION GARDEN

Opened April 1st - Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to Noon. Closed on rainy days.

Parking Fee (beginning in June 2017): $2.00 (see kiosks in college parking lot)

Webmaster Email: rkcleveland@ucanr.edu