UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Advice to Grow By ... Ask Us!

Contact Us

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UC Master Gardeners are here to help. There are many ways to find answers to your gardening questions.

Become a Master Gardener

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Have you ever thought about becoming a Master Gardener? Do you have a love of gardening and a strong desire to share your knowledge? We're looking for people to help us give talks, advise school gardens, staff a helpline, work in demonstration gardens, and more! If you're interested, learn about the application process. The next training class will begin in January 2019.

Upcoming Events

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Want to learn more about gardening, chat with UC Master Gardeners, or catch our next plant sale? See our Events Calendar for upcoming talks, courses, and more.

Quarantines, Pests, Waterwise Tips

Fruit and Vegetable Quarantines

Asian Citrus Psyllid
Asian Citrus Psyllid
There is currently one quarantine in effect in Santa Clara County, on citrus fruits and trees for the Asian Citrus Psyllid. See our Quarantine Information to learn more and view quarantine area map. Help contain the spread of this pest.

Waterwise Tips

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Here are some useful tips and links for homeowners and gardeners who want to conserve water and manage their garden and landscape in a responsible manner. Learn about waterwise plants and gardening techniques, lawn replacement and rebate programs, gray water usage, and more.

What's New

One type of greywater system recycles water from your washer for landscape use. (Courtesy Pasadena Water and Power) Laundry-to-landscape greywater system saves water and money
Our water bills are on the rise! And, although we had a very wet winter last year, predictions are for more dry years to come. As you may know, most of our...

Potatoes sprouting after fire (Photo courtesy of Steve Test) If your plants suffered in recent fire, here’s how to move forward
The recent Wine Country fires were devastating, to say the least!  Unfortunately, lives and thousands of homes were lost, not to mention pets, livestock,...

Broadcast vs. banded fertilization Give your cool weather crops a boost with ‘banding’
Odds are high that you reuse the same garden beds and containers season after season. Over time, the nutrients in those areas get used up. You can replenish...

Pests in the Urban Landscape

Master Gardener Handbook

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Save 10% on any UC ANR books ordered online, including the excellent California Master Gardener Handbook, by using our promotion code PRCLA43. A portion of online sales that use our promotion code benefits the UC Master Gardener of Santa Clara County program.

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