Master Gardener E-News, Classes, Events & Updates
Subscribe to the Amador and El Dorado County Master Gardeners Monthly Newsletter, "E-News" and get up-to-date Master Gardener Public Education class schedule, event information and updates.
|2015 UCCE Master Gardener Training - Central Sierra||
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Central Sierra are recruiting new volunteers for El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties!
Becoming a UCCE Master Gardener might be the perfect fit!
Learn more about the Central Sierra program and training at one of our two informational meetings:
Thursday, October 23, 3:30
Thursday, October 30, 3:30
For more information or to RSVP for either informational session, call 530-621-5528.
Visit our UCCE Master Gardener training information site at http://ucanr.edu/mg_training.
|UCCE Master Gardeners' October Class Schedule||
Announcing the UCCE Master Gardener October Public Class Schedule for Amador and El Dorado counties.
|UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County change of Venue||
In light of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds being used as the Base Camp for the King Fire, we have moved the classes for September 27 and October 4 to the Government Center Hearing Room - Building C, at 2850 Fairlane Court in Placerville.
Please check back for the October 18th class, this class may have a change of venue also.
Please see attached "Updated" Class Schedule.
Note that there will be some discussion about Firesafe Landscaping at the September 27th class.
Thank you to all those firefighters out there working hard to contain the King Fire.
|UCCE Master Gardeners eNews, September, 2014||
Inside the September issue of the MG E-News:
|UCCE Master Gardeners' September Class Schedule||
Announcing the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador and El Dorado counties Public Classes for September.
|UCCE Master Gardeners eNews, August, 2014||
Inside the August issue of the MG E-News:
|UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County want your input!||
UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County want your input. It is our charge to educate the public on current gardening issues and to give advice on how to become better home gardeners. To help us understand your needs as a home gardener, we have created a short ten-question survey. You can complete the survey online by clicking this link or pasting it into your browser -- bit.ly/1qCsRId Or, you can download a paper copy of the survey, which is attached.
Master Gardeners are local volunteers trained by the University of California in all aspects of home gardening: from growing awesome veggies, to caring for perennial and annual plants, as well as fruit trees, soils, pest management, weather, weed control and more. The survey asks what day of the week, what times, and what locations are best for our free public gardening classes. It asks what class topics interest you -- such as edible landscaping, roses or gardening with children.
The survey takes only a few minutes to complete. Please help us and complete the survey now. We value your input. For questions, call the El Dorado County Master Gardener office (530) 621-5512, or you are welcome to visit our office from Tuesday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and noon, at 311 Fair Lane in Placerville.
For more information about UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County current public education classes and activities, go to our Master Gardener website at http://ucanr.edu/sites/EDC_Master_Gardeners/. You received this email because you signed up to get our online notices and e-newsletter.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. We value your input.
UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
|UCCE Master Gardeners' August Class Schedule||
It's already August! Please see the downloadable flyer for the UCCE Master Gardeners' August Class Schedule.
|Master Gardener Public Class Schedule for June||
Announcing the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador and El Dorado counties Public Classes for June.
|Master Gardeners eNews, June, 2014||
Inside this issue:
Please note: The "It's Show Time! How to Enter Your Fruit, Vegetables, Plants, or Flowers in the County Fair" class date is June 4th.
|Master Gardener Public Class Schedule for May||
Announcing the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador and El Dorado counties Public Classes for May.
|Master Gardeners eNews, May, 2014||
Inside this issue:
|UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County Class Announcement||
Free Master Gardener Class this Saturday in Jackson
Saturday April 26, the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are presenting a class on SHADE GARDENING WITH ORNAMENTALS including a critical segment covering WATER CONSERVATION. Dennis Miller will be presenting both topics. Please join use for this class which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road in Jackson/Martell.
If you have any questions about the class or have other gardening questions, call the Master Gardeners at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 223-6838 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: http://email@example.com.
|UCCE Master Gardeners of Central Sierra Class Updates||
UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County Class Update for March 1, 2014
On Saturday March 1, Amador County Master Gardeners will offer a free class on EARLY SPRING GARDENING – PREPARING FOR DELICIOUS VEGETABLES AND BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS. The class will cover suggested garden tasks for the month of March--seeding and transplanting cool weather vegetables, seed starting for your summer vegetables, and various flowers to plant in early spring. Special attention will be given to the seed starting process. We will also focus on the highly relevant aspect of setting up a drip system to water your plants, conserving precious water during these years of drought. This class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road in Jackson/Martell.
UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County Public Education Classes Update:
Some locations and classes have changed. Please view the download to get the latest information.
|Upcoming February Master Gardener Classes|| |
Has the recent wet and warm weather got you thinking about your garden? UCCE Master Gardeners in both El Dorado and Amador counties offer several great classes over the next two weekends. Click on the links below for more information about each event. The classes are free and no reservations are required
Saturday, February 15
Saturday, February 22
|Master Gardener eNews: February 2014||
In the February issue of the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador/El Dorado County eNews:
|Master Gardener eNews: January 2014||
In the January issue of the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador/El Dorado County eNews:
|Master Gardener eNews: December 2013||
In the December issue of the UCCE Amador/El Dorado County Master Gardener eNews:
|Amador & El Dorado December 7th MG Classes Cancelled||
December 7th Amador and El Dorado MG Classes Cancelled due to impending weather. Stay safe.
Sorry for your inconvenience.
Amador MGs will reschedule the class to next September, before the deadline for ordering bare root trees.
El Dorado MGs have scheduled their Pruning Fruit Trees & Grapes for January 4th. You may get some of your bare root planting questions answered after this class.
Reminder: If you have questions about bare root fruit trees please call your local MG office.
|El Dorado Master Gardeners - December 7th Class Venue Change||
The El Dorado County Master Gardeners have changed venues for this Saturday, December 7. The class is Selection & Planting of Bare Root Fruit Trees. The location will be at the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building at 311 Fair Lane in Placerville.
Please see flyer for details.
|Master Gardener eNews: November 2013||
In the November issue of the UCCE Amador/El Dorado County Master Gardener eNews:
|Master Gardener eNews: October 2013||
In the October issue of the Amador/El Dorado County Master Gardener eNews:
|El Dorado Master Gardeners 5th Annual Fall Plant Sale||
Fall is the best time to plant perennials and trees! The El Dorado County Master Gardeners are hosting their 5th Annual Fall Plant Sale on September 28th at the Veterans Memorial Building parking lot.
Come by and pick up some great plants for your fall planting. Download flyer for details.
|Master Gardener eNews: August 2013||
In the August issue of the Amador/El Dorado County Master Gardener eNews:
|Master Gardener eNews: May 2013||
In the May issue of the Amador/El Dorado County Master Gardener eNews:
|El Dorado County Master Gardener Spring Annual Plant Sale 2013||
The El Dorado County Master Gardeners are gearing up for their Annual Spring Plant Sale. They have a larger plant inventory then ever before. So if you are getting ready to start planting this plant sale should be your first stop. See the plant inventory list on their webpage.
|April Master Gardener Classes in the UCCE Central Sierra Counties||
Does the beautiful spring weather make you want to get out in your yard or garden and start working?
Join the Master Gardeners in Amador, Calaveras and El Dorado counties for free gardening classes during April.
Saturday, April 13
Saturday, April 20
Saturday, April 27
|Amador County MG Classes in February||
Amador County February Master Gardener Classes – Free!
Unless otherwise noted, all classes are from 9am – noon at the GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson, CA.
February 2: Living in the Forest & Defensive Landscaping
February 9: Grafting
February 23: Growing Great Vegetables (Part 1)
February 23: Prunin
|Updated Master Gardener Public Education Class Schedule||
Enclosed is an updated version of the El Dorado County Master Gardener Class Schedule. Please note a few locations have changed.
|Master Gardener eNews: January 2013||
In the January issue of the Amador/El Dorado County Master Gardener eNews:
|Edible Landscaping Workshop - January 26, 2013||
Edible Landscaping Workshop
Hosted by the El Dorado County Master Gardeners
January 26, 2013
Of late, for a number of reasons, there has been a tremendous increase in vegetable gardening among those living in both rural and urban areas. Many people want to grow their own food and not just in a vegetable garden. The Edible Landscape emphasizes growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs in the context of the ornamental home landscape. The process of creating an Edible Landscape is the same as one with purely ornamental features, but much more functional and sustainable substituting edible or fruit-bearing plants, where appropriate, for lawn, shrubs and trees.
Download the flyer and help spread the word about this exciting new workshop presented by the El Dorado County Master Gardeners!
|Last class of 2012 in Amador and El Dorado Counties!||
The Master Gardeners in both Amador and El Dorado counties are hosting their final class of 2012 on Saturday, December 1, from 9-Noon.
Amador County: Selection & Planting of Bare Root Fruit Trees, Vegetables & Berries
El Dorado County: Selection & Planting of Deciduous Fruit Trees
Both classes are free and no reservations are required.
|2013 Amador County Master Gardener Training Announcement||
Have you thought about becoming a Master Gardener? Do you like to share your knowledge of gardening with others? If so...
You are invited to one of two informational orientation meetings on either
You will learn the requirements for volunteering as a Master Gardener and hear details about the interview, selection and training process. Master Gardener applicants are open to anyone in Amador or El Dorado counties; Amador residents having top priority. A background check including fingerprinting is required to become a Master Gardener. You will be given an application at the orientation meeting. The applications are due by 4:00 pm, December 14, 2012.
|Amador County Master Gardener Class - Error in Date||
Please note that the next Amador County Master Gardener Class IS NOT tomorrow. There was a miss-print in the Master Gardener eNews for November. See attached flyer for updated information.
Amador Coutny Master Gardeners Class:
|Master Gardener eNews: November 2012||
In the November issue of the Master Gardener eNews:
|Master Gardener eNews: October 2012||
In the October issue of the Master Gardener eNews:
|Amador County Master Gardener Class: Fall in the Garden - October 13||
Event Reminder: Saturday, October 13 Amador County Master Gardeners are hosting a class: Fall in the Garden from 9am to noon at the GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road in Jackson. See the download for all the details.
|Master Gardener eNews - September 2012||
In the September issue of the September Master Gardener eNewsletter:
|Master Gardener eNews - August 2012||
In this issue of the August Master Gardener eNewsletter:
Summer Pruning Guidelines, August Garden Planting, Lake Tahoe MGs, Weed ID Tool, Tomato Tasting, Cool Season Veggies, Looking for Empty Feed Bags, Invasive Pest or Treasure?, MGs at Farmers Markets, MG Classes, MFP Classes, Pest Notes
|Master Gardener Public Class Schedule - July 27 Update||
We have added the locations to our August and September classes. Please look at the schedule for details.
|Master Gardener eNews – July 2012||
In this July issue of the Master Gardener eNewsletter: Peace Valley Lavender Farm, Locust? Or Grasshopper?, How Can I Garden Amongst The Deer?, Amador County Fair!, Master Gardeners At The Farmers’ Market, Shade In The Summer Garden, Lake Tahoe MGs, Discovery May Lead To New Tomato Varieties, Public Education Classes, Of Course I Can!
|Master Gardener eNews - June 2012||
In this issue of the June Master Gardener eNewsletter:
MGs At “The Grapest Show On Earth”, About Fertilizing, Oak Trees Dropping Leaves, Search and Destroy: Snails and Slugs!, Do You Have Foaming Plants?, New MFP Program: Amador & Calaveras, Get Ready for Fire Season, June’s List, MG Classes & Events, New Pest Note: Honey Bee Swarms
|Amador County MG Tomato Sale and Class - May 19||
Still looking for a few more tomato plants to complete your garden?
Come to the annual Amador County Master Gardener Tomato Plant Sale on Saturday, May 19 from 9-11:00 am.
While you're there, stay for the free class on How to Grow the Perfect Tomato, from 9:30 to 10:30.
|Master Gardener eNews - May 2012||
In this issue of the Master Gardener eNewsletter: Fire Adapted Communities Webinar Series, May In My Garden
Happy Gardening, About Pollination, Tomato Sale, Don’t Jump The Gun And Plant Your Tomatoes Too Early , Sock Destroyer, Peppers, Public Education and Events, County Fair
|Amador County Master Gardeners - How to grow the perfect tomato||
Free Public Education Class: "How to grow the perfect tomato," May 19th in Jackson. See link for more information.
|Amador County Master Gardener Plant Sale||
Amador County Master Gardener Plant sale Saturday, April 21st. See link for details.
|MG eNewsletter - April 2012||
In this issue of the Master Gardener eNewsletter: The Bluebirds of Happiness, Fire Season: Be Prepared, April In The Garden, Just Beginning To Garden?, Fearsome Night Feeder, Amador County MG Spring Expo and Plant Sale, El Dorado County Plant Sale, MG Classes and Events, 2012 MFP Classes
|MG E-News - March 2012||
In this issue of the Master Gardener E-News: Spring Plant Sales, Are Backyard Chickens a Trend?, Yellow Starthistle Control and Prevention, Pollinator!, March in the Garden, Yellow Starthistle Workshop, Classes and Events, MFP Fair Entry Class
|Master Gardener Class Venue Change for February 25th||
The Master Gardeners' Spring and Summer Vegetables class has changed locations. Please see the updated schedule for the Master Gardener Public Educations Classes.
|Amador MG Public Class Schedule||
Fruit Tree Grafting Clinic: February 11, plus 2012 Amador Master Gardener Class Schedule
Join Master Gardener Dennis Miller for a Grafting Clinic in Jackson this Saturday, February 11. The clinic starts at 9am at the GSA building at 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson.
Learn various methods of fruit tree grafting at this hands-on class for home gardeners. Master Gardeners will demonstrate techniques and types of equipment used in grafting.
We will have a number of scions from many of the more popular apple, peach, and other fruit trees to share. Generally you can graft fruit tree varieties with pits to other varieties with pits, and fruit tree varieties with seeds to other varieties with seeds.
Please feel free to bring your own scions to share with others. Use pruners that have been disinfected with 10% bleach water, wrap the scion cuttings in damp newspaper right after cutting them, place them in a plastic bag, label the bag with the variety name, and then store the bag in the refrigerator until you come to class.
See the attached list of free classes offered in 2012 by the Amador Master Gardeners. Mark your calendars and join us throughout the year for gardening information and tips.
|MG eNews - February 2012||
In this issue of the Master Gardener E-News: You Did It! All of You!, Camino Composting Basics, Fruit Tree Grafting, Horsehair Worm, New Revised USDA Hardiness Zones, February's a Berry Good Month, February To-Do List, Planner's Guidelines for Oak Woodlands, Public Education and Events, Important Facts.
|MG Public Education Schedule Update 1/12||
There has been a change on the Master Gardener Schedule for their Public Education classes. Please note that their plant sale has moved from May 5th to April 28th.
|MG eNewsletter - January 2012||
In this issue of the Master Gardener eNewsletter: UC Wildlife Research Team Looking for Single Socks, Feed the Soil for Healthy Plants, Erosion: Problems and Solutions for Residential Properties, Be a Beekeeper Not a Bee-Haver, Free MG Classes, 2012 MG Calendars Available, Sowing Seeds with Style
|Master Gardener E-News - December '11||
In this issue of the Master Gardener E-Newsletter: Meeting the Challenges of a Hilltop Garden, Can You Identify This Fruit?, Get Ready to Prune, Caring for a Living Christmas Tree, Three New Weed Management Educational Videos, Old Christmas Trees, MG Classes, 2012 MG Calendars Available, Rake Leaves to Save Livestock and Deer, Pest Notes.
|December Classes Presented by El Dorado County Master Gardeners||
The El Dorado County Master Gardeners has 2 classes in December that will wrap up their year of Public Education Classes. Selecting & Planting bare Root Trees and African Violets. Look inside this attachment for all the details.
|MG E-News - November 2011 Issue||
In this issue: Finding the Right Tree Specialist; Win Free Worms/Bin/Compost at the November 12th Amador County MG Class in Jackson; Garden Tasks for November; Public Education Classes coming up; Scat & Scratches; What's That Bug?; Your Basic Bee Book; New ANR Publications; 2012 Master Gardener Calendar; and, Are Weeds Taking Over Your Garden?
|MG E-News - October 2011||
In this issue of the Master Gardener E-Newsletter: Proper Pruning Makes a Difference, My Garden - October Tasks, Master Gardeners in the Media, Flea and Tick Control, Yellow Starthistle, Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program, Public Education and Events, Free Master Food Preserver Classes
|MG Classes CANCELLED||
The Master Gardener Classes, Lawns, October 1 and Houseplant Design, November 12, 2011 have been cancelled. Please see the attachment for the updated class schedule. Sorry for any inconvenience.
MG Class Lawns, October 1, 2011, has been cancelled.
MG Class Houseplant Design, November 12, 2011, has been cancelled.
|Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale||
The El Dorado County Master Gardeners are getting ready for their Fall Plant Sale. Please see enclosed link for all the information.
|MG E-News - September 2011||
In this issue of the Master Gardener E-Newsletter: My Garden – September Tasks, Unwanted Floral Visitor, From 'Backyard to Belly', MG 18th Annual Tomato Tasting, What's Wrong with my Butterfly Bush?, March of the Cone Sawfly, Pepper Puzzler, MGs at Farmers' Markets, MG Plant Sale, Pesticide Poisoning in Pets, Controlling Whiteflies, MG Free Classes, MFP Free Classes, 2012 MG Volunteer Training
|MG E-News - August 2011||
In this issue of the Master Gardener E-Newsletter: My Garden - August Tasks, Onions: Seeds to Harvest, Poisonous Plants and Pets, Tomato Flower Drop and Failure to Set Fruit, My Garden Notes, Gardening Mistakes, Can-It-Forward Day, Where are the Ripe Tomatoes?, Tomatillo Salsa Recipe, Workshop: Creating Fire Safe Forests, Master Gardeners at the Farmers Markets, El Dorado County MG Plant Sale, Reference Books, MyPlate Makeover Challenge, Protect Your Young Trees, MG Class Schedule, MFP Class Schedule, 2012 Master Gardener Training
|Gardening with Natives||
How to transform your traditional garden into a beautiful landscape.
Presented by the Sierra Foothills Chapter of the California Native Plant Society with assistance from the UC Cooperative Extension.
See attachment link for more information.
|El Dorado MGs Mountain Democrat Class Location Correction||
Mountain Democrat Correction.
This Saturday, July 16th the Master Gardeners of El Dorado County are presenting Container Gardening. The class will be from 9:00 to Noon and will be held at the Veterans Memorial Building at 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville. See you there!
Do you want to add a splash of color around your front door? Are there times that your perennial beds lack color and bloom? Container gardening is a great way to add new elements of interest and beauty to your garden. Master Gardener Julianne Melchor will help you create a container garden that suits your needs.
We have attached an updated El Dorado County Master Gardener Schedule. Look for another as we confirm our locations for our classes.
|MG E-News - July 2011||
In this issue of the Master Gardener E-Newsletter: Do you need a jackhammer in your garden, Small Farm Class, Eat Fruits & Veggies, Vacuum Packaging, No Summer Water for Blue Oaks, Name that Veggie, Forceps Please, Free MG and MFP Classes, and more!
|MG E-News - June 2011||
In this issue of the Master Gardener E-Newsletter: Are bees required to make tomatoes?, Bug or Not a Bug?, Food Safety Tips for Your Edible Home Garden, Yarrow, Take Steps Now to Conserve Water, El Dorado County Fair, Flower Color Different than Last Year, Save the Strawberries, Free MG and MFP Classes, and more!
|MG E-News - May 2011||
In this issue... May Garden Tasks; Wicked Bugs coming to Sutter Creek; Gardening at higher elevations;Is the time right for your tomatoes?; Healthy chips for smart snacking; and Dates to Remember. Look inside!
|Wicked Bugs Event Flyer||
The Master Gardeners of Amador County are hosting special event in June. Amy Stewart, author of "Wicked Plants" will be coming to Sutter Creek to make a presentation. Please read the attached flyer for more information.
In this issue you will find gardening tasks for April; when to plant your vegies, Foothill Vegetable Guide; information on frost damage; how to get the best help from your MGs; plant sale dates and more...
|El Dorado County Master Gardener Organic Class Update||
This is a notification about the Organic Gardening I & II Classes being combined on April 9th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
In this issue of the Master Gardener E-Newsletter: My Garden-February Tasks, Roses from Hilde, Spring Plant Sales!, Let's Compare Notes, Webinar: Guidelines for Managing Oak Rangelands, AAUW Amador Home Tour, Hybrid vs. Heirloom, Fennel, Recipes for the Season, Free Public Education Classes for Amador and El Dorado Counties, Foothill Vegetable Planting Guide, Pest Notes, Online Gardening Answers
|Spring Plant Sale Flyer 2011||
Benefit our future demonstration garden and our community programs.
In this issue; Welcome El Dorado County readers; My Garden - February Tasks; Spring Plant Sales; February Down Slope; Miner's Lettuce; Book Review: The Home Orchard; Battling Codling Moth; and Public Education Class Dates.
In this issue...