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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

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  • A Butterfly Ballet at a Special Place

    Added June 24, 2016
    The Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)sips nectar from a butterfly bush in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Ruth Charlotte Risdon Storer (1888-1986) would have been proud. The garden that bears her name in the UC Davis Arboretum is Nature at its Best, especially this time of year. It's better known as the Storer Garden, but a plaque spells out the entire...

  • Cover Girl

    Added June 23, 2016
    Cover Girl! Cover of the Journal of Economic Entomology shows an image of a worker bee heading toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    If any insect should be the "cover girl" during National Pollinator Week, it ought to be the honey bee (Apis mellifera) Specifically, it should be the worker bee, although the queen bee and drones (males) have their place, too. But it's the worker bee,...

  • Sharing the Bounty with the Bees

    Added June 22, 2016
    A male leafcutter bee, Megachile sp., in flight, heading toward the milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Move over, monarchs. Bees--and other pollinators--gravitate toward the enticing aroma of the milkweed, too. The milkweed is widely known as the larval host plant of the monarch butterflies--and a nectar source for the adults--but they have to...

  • Quick, What's the California State Insect?

    Added June 21, 2016
    California dogface butterfly poster at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis.

    Quick, what's the California state insect? Umm, does California have a state insect? The Monarch? The Western Tiger Swallowtail? The Red Admiral? Wait, isn't this National Pollinator Week? Should I know what the state insect is? Yes, it is National...

  • A Time to Celebrate Summer and National Pollinator Week

    Added June 20, 2016
    A Western tiger swallowtail foraging on a butterfly bush, Buddleia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    It's the first day of summer and the beginning of National Pollinator Week. What could be better? This: Spotting a Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus) sail through the pollinator garden and touch down on a  butterfly bush (Buddleia). When...

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