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

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      The statewide office is thrilled to introduce two new Program Coordinators that started with the UC Master Gardener Program in 2020/21. Please join us in giving them a warm welcome!  Aliya BaylessTulare and Kings...

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