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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.

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
  • Five Reasons Why All This Rain Is Bad for Almond Pollination Season

    Added February 20, 2017
    During a sun break on Feb. 12, 2017, a  pollen-laden honey bee heads for more almond blossoms in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    It's not a good time to be a California almond grower or a beekeeper. And it's definitely not a good time to be a honey bee. The wind-whipped storms that are ravaging California are wreaking havoc on the state's almond pollination season, says honey...

  • KUIC Meets the Entomologists and Coco McFluffin

    Added February 17, 2017
    Oh, no, an escapee! Lynn Kimsey (left), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and KUIC host Barbara Hoover share a laugh as a Madagascar hissing cockroach decides not to star but to escape. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    It was a buggy, sweet kind of day when KUIC Radio 95.3  hosted a coffee break for the Bohart Museum of Entomology and its parent organization, the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. "Live, from the Bohart Museum! It's Wednesday...

  • UC Davis Researcher: What Repellents and Doses Are Best to Prevent Zika Virus

    Added February 16, 2017
    Working on zika-virus research are UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal (foreground) and colleagues and co-authors Rosangela Barbosa (center) and graduate student Gabriel Faierstein of FIOCRUZ-PE, Recife, Brazil.

    If you're traveling to—or living in--a Zika virus-infested area, it's far better to use DEET rather than Picaridin and to use higher, rather than lower, doses of DEET because lower doses do not work well with older mosquitoes, newly published...

  • UC Davis Puts the 'Bio' in Biodiversity Museum Day

    Added February 15, 2017
    Butterfly specimens will be showcased at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    "Bio" means "life" or "living things," and that's just what you'll see on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the sixth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. You'll see plenty of life and previous life, from bugs to bones--that is, from walking sticks to dinosaur...

  • Valentine's Day: Looking for a Suitor?

    Added February 14, 2017
    A jumping spider sunning itself. Another jumping spider is below. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    On Valentine's Day, it's inaccurate to say that "everything is coming up roses." Not everything. Think jumping spiders on flowers. They come up, too. Take that jumping spider (family Salticidae) perched on a red trumpetlike vine at the Benicia Marina,...

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