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UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe

UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe
Training 2016

September 8 through December 8
Learn how to apply.

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.

Tuesday's at the Farmers Market
Beginning June 7th

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.

Contact Us

Physical and mailing address:

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

MG Hotline - 530-723-9813

laketahoemg@ucanr.edu

Class & Event Calendar

Event Name
Date
  • Seconds Count When You're Photographing Butterflies

    Added August 30, 2016
    A mating pair of Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    When you're capturing images of butterflies, seconds count. They're unpredictable. They move from fluttering to fleeting. And just when you're focused on where they are, they aren't there anymore. Where'd they go? Oh, over there! Take the case of the...

  • And Along Came a Wasp...

    Added August 29, 2016
    A European paper wasp, Polistes dominula, attacks a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    So here's this cute little reddish/orangish caterpillar munching away on a passionflower vine. It's Sunday and he's having Sunday dinner--after having Sunday breakfast and lunch and snacks in between, thank you. He's on his way to becoming a Gulf...

  • William Hazeltine II: His Passion, His Work Live On

    Added August 26, 2016
    UC Davis graduate students who received the Hazeltine mosquito research awards in both 2015 and 2016 are (front, from left) Maribel Portilla, Sandy Olkowski and Stephanie  Kurniawan. In back are Lee Hazeltine (left) of Woodland and Craig Hazeltine of Scottsdale, Ariz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Noted medical entomologist William Hazeltine II (1926-1994) made a difference. Today he continues to make a difference through his legacy--supporting mosquito research of UC Davis graduate students. Hazeltine, a U.S. Navy veteran who studied entomology...

  • Have a Rice Day! (Except for the Armyworms)

    Added August 25, 2016
    Fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, is a pest of rice. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia: Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility)

    It's a day that rice growers look forward to. Bugs, not so much. Because they're targeted. Especially the fall armyworms. California's 2015 rice season indicated unprecedented levels of armyworms--the highest of the last 25 years, according to...

  • Forget the Soaps: Let's Talk Soapberry Bugs!

    Added August 24, 2016
    Meredith Cenzer in front of her computer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    A soap opera is usually defined as a drama performed as a serial on daytime TV. But soapberry bugs and the people who study them are much more interesting!  Forget the soaps; let's talk about soapberry bugs and an entomologist at the University of...

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