Master Gardeners Fall Activity Recap
Fall Garden Tour 2019
Fall is a very busy time of the year for the UC Master Gardeners of San Diego County. As we head into an equally busy winter season we'd like to highlight some of the projects the Master Gardeners have put together over the past few months.
Monarch Butterfly Survey
The iconic monarch butterfly is a welcome San Diego garden resident. This past fall the UCCE San Diego Master Garden Program and Monarch & Friends sponsored their first on-line monarch educational survey.
Little is known about how local monarchs are faring and this survey should help shed some light on how these welcome garden creatures are dealing with environmental stress. Stay tuned for survey results through the Master Gardener Associations website: Visit The Master Gardener Website Here
Fall Garden Tour
Also in September, with the end of summer still looming, Master Gardeners put together a successful garden tour. 9 separate garden owners in East County generously opened up their homes to highlight a variety of garden styles including, educational exhibits and garden related items created by Master Gardeners. The video above is a recap of that event. We hope to offer another garden tour again sometime in the future.
Master Gardener's Class of 2020
People often ask, "How do I become a Master Gardener?". Well, every two years we offer a training course at the UC Cooperative Extension office. Selected applicants take a series of classes taught by agricultural experts that provide a basic introduction to horticulture and pest management.
After our Master Gardeners are certified they become part of our volunteer program. A program that supports a number of garden related projects across the community, including; community gardens, school gardens, free public workshops, events like the San Diego County Fair and so much more.
We'd like to welcome the new class of 2020!