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Monterey Bay Master Gardeners is a non-profit 501(c)(3) program supporting the work of the UC Master Gardener program.

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2020 Pop-Up Spring Plant Sale

Now Accepting Orders

Curbside Pick Up in Salinas

Pop-Up Store Closes May 8, 2020


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Find out more about our spring plant sale

In-person Classes Cancelled

Hello Gardening Friends,

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, & in consideration of the recent guidance from Governor Newsom & the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties are canceling all of our upcoming classes. This cancellation will remain in effect until further notice & will be updated as guidance from the state changes.

If you registered for one of our upcoming classes, you will receive an email regarding how you can receive a refund for any class fees you have paid.

We realize that our classes & events are valued by our community, & we appreciate your continued support & understanding during this public health challenge. We will attempt to offer our canceled classes at a future time, and in the interim, we will post instructional gardening videos on our very active Facebook page.

In the meantime, enjoy the wildflowers and the blossoms on fruit trees, and please stay safe by following recommended health practices in the coming weeks.

Statement from Governor Newsom: http://bit.ly/2vV8G4W
Current COVID-19 info from CDPH: http://bit.ly/3b0jXzt

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