UC Master Gardener Program
The University of California (UC) Master Gardener Program extends UC research-based information to the public about home horticulture. In exchange for the training and materials received from the University of California, master gardeners perform volunteer services in a variety of venues.
For a link to the California Master Gardener Program, click here. To be certified, Master Gardeners must complete an application form and training course, then pass an exam. After certification, UCCE Master Gardeners volunteer a minimum of 50 hours in the first year and 25 volunteer hours each year thereafter. There is also a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education required annually. Volunteer activities in Trinity County include workshops, technical assistance to school and community gardens and an information booth at the Farmers Markets and Fair. Volunteer activities focus on educating the community, not garden labor.
UCCE-Trinity will be coordinating a Master Gardener training program, with over 50 hours of training from University of California staff and other professionals in the nursery and landscape industries, beginning January 21, 2013 and ending
on May 20th. Classes will usually be held on Monday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm, with 2 Saturday classes, at the Young Family Ranch in Weaverville. Here is the class schedule: Master Gardener curriculum
The fee for the training program is $100, which includes the Master Gardener Handbook and other course materials.
Registration for the class is limited to 15 people. The highest priority is given to registrants who have submitted a Master Gardener Volunteer Application form (MG Application - Trinity). The class is currently full. Thank you.