Central Sierra
University of California
Central Sierra

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.

UCCE Master Gardener of
Lake Tahoe Training

Click for details.
Click for details.

Contact Us

Physical and mailing address:

UCCE Master Gardener of Lake Tahoe
870 Emerald Bay Suite 108
South Lake Tahoe, Ca 96150

530-543-1501 ext. 101

  • Getting the Red In

    Added January 29, 2015

    Forget about getting the red out. It's time to get the red in. And if you're a red lady beetle, aka ladybug, you need not worry.  Ditto for the gentlemen lady beetles. You're good to go. The second annual "UC Davis Wears Red Day," an educational...

  • Did Anyone Say "Insect-Vectored Pathogens?"

    Added January 28, 2015
    UC Davis entomologist Diane Ullman is a key organizer of the two conferences focusing on insect-vectored pathogens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    We're still in the throes of January but already UC Davis entomologist Diane Ullman and her colleagues are busily organizing two consecutive mid-May conferences at the Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove. They'll target insect-vectored plant...

  • The Great UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day: Super Science!

    Added January 27, 2015
    A Madagascar hissing cockroach crawls on the arm of a visitor at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Sunday, Feb. 8 is a Super Science Day! Visitors to the University of California, Davis campus can visit six museums at the fourth annual Biodiversity Museum Day. It's a week after Super Bowl Sunday, and by then all talk about deflated footballs may...

  • It's Over

    Added January 26, 2015
    Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, holds the first cabbage white butterfly of 2015. He collected it Jan. 26 in West Sacramento, Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    The Beer-for-a-Butterfly contest is over. And we have a winner! Drum roll...Art Shapiro... Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, who sponsors the annual Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest to...

  • It's a Butterfly Week!

    Added January 23, 2015
    Ulysses butterfly (Papilio ulysses) collection in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These are all males. The females have barely any blue on their wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    When the week is about butterflies instead of guerrilla attacks, murderous rampages, measles outbreaks, and deflated footballs, it's a good week. Butterflies draw smiles instead of scowls, pleasure instead of pain, glee instead of grief. So, here's...

Webmaster Email: cecentralsierra@ucdavis.edu