Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener? The University of California Master Gardener Program provides the public with UC research-based information about home horticulture, sustainable landscape and pest management practices. The program is administered by local University of California Cooperative Extension county offices.
To become a UC Master Gardener, a person must participate in a 40 to 50-hour intensive training program consisting of lectures and demonstrations conducted by experts in their fields.
UC Master Gardener candidates are all ages and come from all walks of life. They have:
- A basic knowledge of landscape and food gardening
- An interest in increasing their horticultural knowledge and skills
- A desire to volunteer in their community to share what they have learned and to teach gardening skills
UC Master Gardeners are trained to help residents of California become better gardeners. Using a variety of activities such as workshops, lectures, and garden hotlines these volunteers answer questions about home horticulture, sustainable landscaping, and integrated pest management using University of California research-based information. After their training, UC Master Gardeners are qualified to help the public with problems in areas such as:
- Weed Control
- Plant Problem Diagnosis
- Soils, Fertilizers and Irrigation
- Lawn Care
- Vegetable Gardening
Classes begin March 31st – May 16th, and will be held on Tuesday afternoons, Thursday evenings, and an occasional Saturday. Classes will be held at the Lassen Senior Services Center on Sunkist Drive in Susanville. Space is available for 24 participants, and candidates will be selected from submitted applications.
For more information about the Lassen County Master Gardener program, please log on to our website at http://celassen.ucanr.edu, or contact: Teresa Pustejovsky, (530) 251-8132, or email at [email protected].