Fine tune your existing knowledge and add new knowledge with UCCE’s intensive study course led by university advisors and horticultural experts. Trainees study a wide range of home horticulture topics with online and in-class coursework and training on how to properly research and respond to questions from the public. The mission of Master Gardeners is to share research-based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management and sustainable landscaping practices with the Sacramento community.
-Be trained to educate the public on environmentally sound, research-based gardening practices.
-Volunteer at Master Gardener community events conducting workshops, diagnosing plant problems, speaking to community groups and dispensing advice over the phone, and in writing. Most volunteer activities take place on weekends from spring to early fall.
-Volunteer with fellow gardeners who share your love of all things horticultural.
-Enjoy opportunities to continue learning.
-Master Gardeners focus on education, volunteerism and fun.
-Applicants are required to be residents of Sacramento County. Residents of other counties should contact their county’s Master Gardener program.
-Applications will be accepted starting Monday, September 9. Applications and complete training details are available here. Applications are also available by mailing a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope.