Friday, January 10, 2020

January Classes & Events of the UCCE Master Gardener of Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras & Tuolumne Counties

January 2020 Classes & Events
Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners
Serving Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras & Tuolumne counties 
 530-621-5512 * For our class schedules, visit 
Amador County Classes

It’s amazing how quickly you can improve your soil. Come to the class to learn how to evaluate your soil and bring it to life. Learn about the magic of compost, vermiculture, cover crops, and mulch. Take away basic guidelines for improving and maintaining a healthy living soil.

9:00 am to Noon at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson

Learn the long history of rose cultivation, how to raise roses in the foothills, and how and when to prune them. Also learn about heritage roses, including propagation and a new heritage rose garden coming to Jackson.

9:00 am to Noon at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson

Growing your own vegetables can be fulfilling and downright tasty! Join us to learn what vegetables grow well in the foothils and how best to care for them. The climate in the foothills is much different from other areas of California and gardeners need to consider more when planning their vegetable garden like temperature, water, soil quality, pests. This class will provide a great basis for planning and cultivating a productive and vibrant vegetable garden.

9:00 am to Noon at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson

El Dorado County 

An experienced Master Gardener conducts a free Sherwood Demonstration Garden group tour for individuals, family, and friends at 9am, followed by safe sun Solar Observation Viewing (if no clouds/rain) with Community Observatory volunteers from 10am-noon. Fun for everyone!

9:00 - Noon, $2 parking at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville

9:00 am-noon, $2 parking at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville

It’s time to prepare the garden for warm season vegetables. Master Gardener Zack Dowell will discuss garden plant selection, planting times, site selection, soil preparation, proper seed planting techniques, and pest management.

Bethel-Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville.

Do you want to create an attractive and fire-wise landscape? Did you know that many plants can be fire-wise that are not water-thirsty? Join Master Gardener Robin Stanley and Alice Cantelow and retired CAL FIRE Chief Deputy Director Mark Stanley to learn how to balance aesthetics and safety to increase the chances your property and home can withstand a wildfire. We will also be talking about the varieties of plants that are both fire resistant, water-conserving, and wildlife friendly.

Bethel-Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville.

Calaveras County 

Did you know the many ways the UCCE Master Gardener Demonstration Garden is used?
The UCCE Master Gardener Demonstration Garden of Calaveras County has become a venue for collaboration among local agencies. It is now the site for the only farmers market in the small town of San Andreas and provides fruits and vegetables to clients that have EBT cards. The Demonstration Garden is a sanctioned classroom for the Calaveras High School. High School Students learn at the Demonstration Garden and then in turn share their knowledge with students at elementary schools within the Calaveras Unified School District. One of the largest events of the year titled "Kid's in the Garden" is an event that is the product of collaboration with Calaveras County First 5 and Calaveras County Prevent Child Abuse Council. Stay tune for our 2020 events!

Tuolumne County 

Bring the family out for some good ol' fashioned fun in the garden.

January 18: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
January 19: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location: Waste Management, Inc: Microtronics Way, Sonora

For additional details contact the UC Cooperative Extension office at (209) 533-5695 or visit the UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra website.

Need Information?

Visit one of our information tables:

  • Wednesdays & Saturdays from 11am - 3pm at The Columbia Farmory – Year round at 1800 Airport Road, Columbia.
  • Saturdays from 7:30am - 11:30 am at Sonora Certified Farmer’s Market, May – Oct. in downtown Sonora.
  • Thursdays from 9:00am - 1:00pm at Lowes - Garden Center, May – Oct., Sonora
  • Fridays from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at Peaceful Valley Farmer’s Market, June – Oct. in East Sonora

Field Guide:
Weeds, Forages, and Natives of the Central Sierra Nevada
Free copies are available now at our UCCE County offices. Or Click image for eBook.
Amador Office
Monday - Thursday, 9am - 1pm: 209-223-6482
Calaveras Office
Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm: 209-754-
El Dorado Office
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm: 530-621-5502
Tuolumne Office
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm: 209-533-6595
The University of California working in cooperation with County Government and the United States Department of Agriculture. 
Should you need assistance or require special accommodations for any of our educational programs, please contact us at 530-621-5502.

It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at ). Inquiries regarding ANR's nondiscrimination policies may be directed to UCANR, Affirmative Action Compliance & Title IX Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750-1397.
UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra | 311 Fair LanePlacerville, CA 95667

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