Madera County
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Madera County

Madera County Master Gardener Program

Oakhurst Branch Library

Oakhurst Library work day MG and garden club help
Madera Master Gardener Randy pitched in to maintain the ornamental beds around the Oakhurst Branch Library with the Manzanita Garden Club on Thursday, 9.1.21. Spreading more PG&E/ArborWorks mulch—library committee chair Heidi Blackburn had two truck loads delivered last week. Weeding, pruning, maintaining irrigation, removing trash is an ongoing goal to beautify the entrance to the library and park. Many hands make light work! Garden chatter about plant selection, seasonal issues, pest management…

New Master Gardener Training Class

Madera Meet the Master Gardeners
Do you love to garden? Are you willing to share your knowledge with the community? If so, the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are accepting applications for the 2022 training year . The UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners in Merced County are hosting the training. See UCCE Merced site for more information click on this link. 

You must sign up with the Madera Master Gardener program for this training class! Click here to see more about what the Madera MG program does and who to contact. 

The Madera Master Gardeners demonstration garden is located on the Madera Community College site. Garden is located on the east side of campus and Master Gardeners are there at the garden on Tuesday mornings. Due to heat we sometimes leave early but if you come at 8:00 you should find a MG working in the garden. 

Madera Master Gardeners Helpline is working remotely. 

Questions? Send an email to Including photos is helpful.  We are looking forward to hearing from you!

No phone service at this time or office hours. 

Elinor Teague has a great article on composting click here to read


"Three Sisters" Garden

2018 Iris Garden (1)
The Madera Master Gardeners program demonstration garden is located on a two-acre parcel allotted by the college for this purpose. Click here to see more

TUCANR Fresno/ Madera program is now working remotely. We are still here to answer your questions and address needs during this unprecedented situation, however no in person gardening classes or workshops are offered at this time.

The Three Sisters Garden is open and Master Gardeners are there working on Tuesday mornings. 8:00 to 10:00 during hot weather. 

Master Food Preservers

Master Food Preservers of San Joaquin County

Madera Master Gardener Barbara is also a Master Food Preserver. We look forward to holding in person events at the Madera Fairgrounds again. 


Learn this month From Master Gardener Tim how to save water with the right plants. 

Drought & Water Wise Gardening information provided by Master Gardener Tim .Tips and resources from hands on experience.  To learn more click here to view this information.

Master Gardener Tim works in Madera and Fresno Master Gardener programs. Thank you Tim for this information. 

t UCANR new Office information

UCANR Madera office

The Madera County Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures and the University of California Cooperative Extension has moved to new location. 

UC Cooperative Extension
145 Tozer St. Suite 103
Madera, CA 93638
Office Phone: (559) 675-7879

Madera Master Gardeners Helpline is working remotely.  Questions? Send an email to Including photos is helpful.  We are looking forward to hearing from you!

No phone service at this time or office hours. 


Thank you Madera Juvenile Hall Cadets for your help in planting the garden beds in front of the new office. This is a project for at risk youth to learn job skills in horticulture. 

coronavirus Covid-19

Reopening information website
Re Opening Information and Covid 19 Safety Standard Summary

UCANR Covid 19 ReOpening information 

Thank you for your understanding as we are committed to the health and safety of our volunteers and the community. 

UC Gardening Blogs

Hispanic Heritage Month Happenings
UC Agriculture and Natural Resource (UC ANR) and the UC Master Gardener Program are joining the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, From Sept. 15 through Oct.15, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated nationally to acknowledge Latinos' contributions...

Celebrating Pollinators and Gardeners with Heart for National Pollinator Week!
If you have seen a butterfly native to Orange County fluttering its wings along a flowerbed searching for nectar, chances are the same species has been found in the garden of UC Master Gardener volunteer Heather Hafner. But that wasn't always the case....

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