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Madera County Master Gardener Program

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Madera Fair Camp!

Madera Fair Camp!

Madera 4-H
We are so thankful to our local Madera County 4H clubs who have both created video content and joined our live ZOOM sessions! For more information on how your kids can join a local 4H Club, please visit their website MADERA COUNTY 4H.

madera MG camp
We'd like to also thank the UC Cooperative Master Gardeners for their succulent demonstration and LIVE planting session with our campers! Find more about the University of California Cooperative resources HERE. (photo from last year camp)


"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


Due to COVID 19 we were not able to have our annual fundraiser the Spring Garden Tour or the iris sale on the day of the tour. We are offering an online sale and drive by pick up is order to raise funds for the garden. Click here for more information about this fundraiser!


The State of California has issued a shelter-in-place order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Master Gardener Program, UCANR Fresno/ Madera program is now working remotely. We are still here to answer your questions and address needs during this unprecedented situation, however no public gardening classes or workshops are offered at this time.

This Week in the Garden 

peaches this week in the garden
Information this page adapted from “A Gardener’s Companion for the Central San Joaquin Valley,” 3rd edition. Get your copy from  Fresno County Master Gardeners for $30. Adapted by Judy Parker. 

Weekly information for what to do in your garden!

Need Help? Ask Us!

Madera Master Gardeners

Audrey Hepburn quote: 

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."

Master Gardener Helpline is only accepting e-mails. No phone calls. If you have a question please put your gardening questions in your e-mail and send to:

Thank you for your understanding.

To receive announcements of upcoming events and gardening education opportunities offered by UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners in Fresno and Madera Counties Sign up here 

Read Elinor Teague garden articles!

Elinor Teague

A note from Elinor Teague to the readers:  After writing gardening columns for the Fresno Bee for 18 years, it is a pleasure to be able to continue to offer readers gardening advice and tips here on the Fresno and Madera County Master Gardeners’ website. 

To read August 2020 article click here


sprinker in summer
July is also the most important month of the year for irrigation. All irrigation decisions are based on the month of July. July is the highest water use month of the year. Other months are set as a percentage of July. I recommend you go to the CIMIS website and learn about the evapotranspiration curve. CIMIS stands for California Irrigation Management Information System. It is a joint project between the Department of Water Resources and UC Davis and the project monitors water demand in the state from weather stations set up throughout the different regions of California. What a great educational resource!

Check with our Water Wise Gardener for more information and tips!


UC ANR leadership communications

UC Office of the President:
UC statement on protests, violence following George Floyd’s death 

(press release)

UC ANR Update from Glenda Humiston:
UC ANR stands firmly by values of diversity and inclusivity

UC Gardening Blogs

Welcome! New Program Coordinators
The statewide office is thrilled to introduce two new Program Coordinators that started with the UC Master Gardener Program in Spring 2020. Please join us in giving them a warm welcome!  Sherida PhibbsHumboldt and...

Growing Creativity in the COVID-19 Era (Part 4 of 4)
For the past three months, COVID-19 and social distancing requirements have changed the way the UC Master Gardener Program serves our mission to extend trusted gardening information. With a resurgence of interest in gardening, UC Master Gardener...

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