This is the basic training class for the trainees of the 2024 UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County.  This course is internal to the Sonoma Master Gardener program and is not open to the public. 

Are you curious about how to start growing your own vegetables? Do you have gaps in your vegetable gardening knowledge that might be holding you back? Would you like to become familiar with world-class UCANR resources that will help you solve your gardening problems?

If so, please join us, as we guide a series of discussions on topics that will help answer your questions and give you the skills and confidence to grow vegetables successfully. Discover the value of learning about UCANR's science resources.

This Vegetable Gardening for Beginners course covers the basic principles of growing your own vegetables. After you complete the course by attending all four days of instruction, you receive a UCMGCC certificate as a Growing Gardener in Vegetable Gardening.

TOPICS:

* Evaluating your site
* Selecting and planting your vegetables
* Building healthy living soil
* Harnessing the power of pollinators and beneficial insects
* Efficiently irrigating your garden
* Using UC best practices and resources

This course is ideal for beginners. Lessons cover the basic principles of gardening and include guidelines for Contra Costa County’s unique growing conditions. Participants who complete the course by attending all four days of instruction will become UC certified Growing Gardeners In Vegetable Gardening

UCANR Contra County Master Gardeners

Course overview

A UC Master Gardener specific scouting, surveying and reporting project is being developed (Jan. 2023) and piloted in select California counties. This course explores what it means to be a scout and how you can express your interest in participating in the project.  

Who should enroll?

Active UC Master Gardener volunteers who are interested in participating in the Invasive Species Scout Project.

How to Enroll

To enroll you must have an account or create a free account, once you are logged in you can enroll. Link to sign in page and/or create account: https://campus.extension.org/login/index.php. Once you are logged in the self enrollment button in located at the bottom of this screen.

Continuing Education Hours

UC Master Gardeners are eligible for .50 hour of continuing education (CE) for completing this course.  

Need Help? 

Funded by 
The California Department of Agriculture and the University of California Master Gardener Program. 

Teacher

Lauren Snowden, UC Master Gardener Statewide Training Coordinator

Related Trainings on eXtension Campus
Spotted Lanternfly in California

Invasive Species Scout Project

Go to the project website for more information (opens in a new window): 

ucanr.edu/sites/Spotted_Lanternfly/InvasiveSpeciesScoutProject/



Thank you for choosing to become part of the UC Master Gardener Program, with over 6,000 volunteers statewide we are a mighty group. After this intensive, informative and skill building course you will be able to share your knowledge and your ability to find scientific-based answers and solutions to public inquiries. We look forward to teaching you and volunteering beside you.    

Course Format

This course is a hybrid of in-person and online, through a series of self paced lectures, readings, video recordings, assignments and in person activities.


Course work for the 2022 UC Master Gardener Certification Training of Butte and Glenn County Volunteers. 

This is the training class for 2022 MG

 

Thank you for choosing to become part of the UC Master Gardener Program, with over 6,000 volunteers statewide we are a mighty group. After this intensive, informative and skill building course you will be able to share your knowledge and your ability to find scientific-based answers and solutions to public inquiries. We look forward to teaching you and volunteering beside you.    

Course Format

This course is a hybrid of in-person and online, through a series of self paced lectures, readings, video recordings, assignments and in person activities.


Thank you for joining our UC Master Gardeners of Napa County’s online training test program for 2021.  Your participation, and your feedback, will be important as we develop our new hybrid training program for certification.  The certification program will begin in January 2022—and your help in 2021 will be invaluable.

 

In this program, we will present six core topics. 
Introduction to Botany.

Living Soil, Till/No Till.

Water Management.

Entomology.

Plant Pathology.

UC IPM.

 

A new topic will be posted every two weeks, beginning Monday January 18, 2021.  Students will have two weeks to complete the required assignments.  Assignments will vary by topic, and may include reading, viewing a live or recorded presentation, participation in a live demonstration or follow-along with a hands-on project, participation in a live discussion with fellow students, completion of one or more worksheets, opportunity to dive deeper using suggested resources.


The audience for this course is: UCCE San Bernardino County Master Gardeners

For more information or to enroll please contact:
Maggie O'Neill, UCCE San Bernardino, magoneill@ucanr.edu or Robin Rowe, UCCE San Bernardino, rjrowe@ucanr.edu