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Virtual Ask a Master Gardener
Time: 1 PM - 3 PM
WEBINAR! Composting and Vermiculture for the Home Gardener.
Join Us! We will be holding a remote learning New Volunteer Training class this fall (2021-2022). Find more details here.
Planting a Landscape Tree video now available on our YouTube channel.
"How to grow potatoes" now available on YouTube
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, our in-person talks and Ask-a-Master Gardener tables at Farmers Markets are on hold. But you can join our online webinars and see recordings on our YouTube channel. Sign up for our newsletter and to receive email notices of upcoming webinars. Or join us on Facebook.
Advice to Grow By...Ask Us!
UC Master Gardener advice and problem diagnosis services are available year-round! For problem diagnosis and answers to your gardening questions, contact our Help Desk. The Help Desk is open 50 weeks of the year, Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 am to Noon (closed winter holidays). Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, our Master Gardeners are working remotely—
- Email us at email@example.com.
In your request—
- Include your name, phone number and city (plant advice depends on local conditions!).
- Describe the problem in detail. Include the name of the plant if known, when the problem began, and cultivation history such as watering, fertilizing, pruning, pesticides, etc.
- Send photographs, if applicable. Photographs help!
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The 2021 Great Tomato Plant Sale Was a Huge Success!
The sale is now over, and Wow! What an adventure! You supported us in such a big way, and we are so grateful!
All orders have been pulled and are ready for pickup.
We're leaving the plant descriptions and photos on our website for you to use as a resource. We hope you enjoy your summer veggie garden.
See the 2021 Great Tomato Plant Sale web page to access the treasure trove of information.
From Frank McPherson, Bay Area County UCCE Director
UC Master Gardeners are University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) trained volunteers. They are residents of our community who give back all year to provide UCCE researched-based horticultural information to people in their communities and throughout the state. They give talks and demonstrations, conduct plant clinics, staff phone help lines, provide training at community gardens, support school garden programs, staff information tables at Farmers Markets, fairs and nurseries, and more.
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