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UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe

Master Gardeners are community members who have been trained under the direction of the University of California Cooperative Extension. Each volunteer has completed more than 50 hours of formal classroom training. Master Gardeners, agents of the University of California, assist the UC Cooperative Extension by providing practical, scientific gardening information to the home gardeners in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners extend research-based information by:

  • answering questions via email hotlines, farmers markets and at community events
  • offering workshops and classes
  • publishing articles in newsletters, local newspapers and social media.

UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe 2014
UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe 2014
Our Mission

Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners strive to meet the horticulture needs of Lake Tahoe Basin gardeners through development and implementation of programs that transfer research-based knowledge and information using volunteers who have received training and certification from the University of California.

If you would like to receive information about becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer place your contact information on our Interest List.

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Contact Us

Physical and mailing address:

UCCE Master Gardener of Lake Tahoe
1100 Lyons Ave
South Lake Tahoe, Ca 96150


Farmers Market
American Legions  Hall
Beginning June 1st

The UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe will be at the Farmers Market at the American Legion Hall the first & third Tuesdays of each month from 9:00 to noon.

Stop by to see a demonstration or ask questions.

Lake Tahoe MG Class Calendar

Event Name
  • The Bees Have It!

    Added May 29, 2015
    Bee scientist Marla Spivak of the University of Minnesota keynoted  the first-ever UC Davis Bee Symposium. (Photo by Dan Marshall)

    If you missed the first-ever UC Davis Bee Symposium on keeping bees healthy, not to worry The event, hosted May 9 in the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science by the Honey and Pollination Center and the UC Davis Department of Entomology and...

  • Sleeping in the Lavender

    Added May 27, 2015
    A male black-faced bumble bee, Bombus californicus, sleeps on a lavender blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    It's a delight to see boy bumble bees sleeping overnight in the lavender. Two species of bumble bees--Bombus vosnesenkii and Bombus californicus--have been slumbering in our lavender for the past several weeks. Sometimes they nestle a half inchs from...

  • Mark Winston to Relate Lessons from the Hive

    Added May 27, 2015
    Bee hives in a sunflower field along Pedrick Road, Dixon, Solano County, in July 2012. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Lessons from the hive! Sound familiar? Honey bee scientist and noted author Mark Winston will speak on “Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive” at a special seminar hosted by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology on Friday, June 5...

  • A Little Wind Beneath His Wings

    Added May 26, 2015
    Caught in flight: Flameskimmer dragonfly,Libellula saturata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    It was windy enough to trigger a small craft advisory. Yet here comes a flameskimmer dragonfly (Libellula saturata) around noon on Monday, Memorial Day, circling our little bee garden. He chases a few flying insects around and then perches on a bamboo...

  • Down on the Farm...

    Added May 25, 2015
    A farmer's hand and a very beneficial insect, the lady beetle, aka ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Down on the farm...the Loma Vista Farm.... When the Loma Vista Farm--part of the Vallejo City Unified School District--recently hosted its annual Spring Festival, scores of folks came to see the animals, buy a plant or two, and participate in the many...

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