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Madera County Master Gardener Program

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Madera Master Gardeners are celebrating working in the garden and serving our communities. Your go to source for gardening questions. You can count on us.

The UCANR Cooperative Extension Office has moved. New address is  145 Tozer Street Suite 103 Madera, CA 93638.

Due to Covid we are still working remotely. The office will not be open at this time. 

Gardening Helpline is working remotely.Send an email to Including photos is helpful. 

No phone service at this time!

Plant a Row for the Hungry

Plant a Row for the Hungry: Nationally sponsored by the Garden Writers’ Association, Plant-A-Row encourages gardeners to grow a little extra to donate to food banks. You can also donate any surplus of fresh garden produce, even it it wasn’t planted for donation!

Plant a Row for the Hungry website for more information on this project. 

Vegetable Planting Guide

Home Vegetable Gardening

Three Sisters Demonstration Garden. The Madera Master Gardeners and the college have a partnership to use the demonstration garden to hold free workshops, public events and the veggie garden donated almost a ton of fruits and veggies last year to Madera Food Bank

Seasonal Produce / What produce is in season and where can you find it? Click here to find Farmers Markets, Farm Stands and CSAs in Madera County

Academy Cadets gardening efforts

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Thank you so much for the opportunity to help out.  The Academy Cadets report they had a wonderful time working and learning about gardening, landscaping, irrigation, and worms… yes worms. ??  The class taught by MG Mattice was really fascinating and very informative.

Academy Gardens site

Take a look at the wonderful garden and congratulations to the  officers and cadets! Farm to table eating at it's best. 

"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

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.

Madera Master Gardeners in Action

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Since 1980, the University of California Master Gardener Program has been extending UC research-based information about home horticulture and pest management to the public. The UC Master Gardener Program is a public service and outreach program under the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, administered locally by participating UC Cooperative Extension county offices.

Click here to see the partnership between Madera Community College Center and the Madera Master Gardener's program. 

Integrated pest management (IPM)

MG Pest on Roses
Integrated pest management (IPM) is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant varieties. Pesticides are used only after monitoring indicates they are needed according to established guidelines, and treatments are made with the goal of removing only the target organism. Pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, beneficial and non-target organisms, and the environment.
Successful IPM begins with correct identification of the pest. Only then can a selection of appropriate IPM methods and materials be made.

UC Gardening Blogs

Planting Right with PlantRight
UC Master Gardener Program partner PlantRight had a information packed LIVE talk about their efforts to phase out invasive plants in California.  Alex Stubblefield, PlantRight project manager led the LIVE talk featuring their...

LIVE: Planting Right with Plant Right Talk
UC Master Gardener Program and PlantRight have partnered for a LIVE Facebook and YouTube talk about invasive plants on Jan. 19at noon. Invasive plants harm the environment and cost California millions of dollars to monitor and manage each year....

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