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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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Have a pest problem? Or wondering which plants are drought-resistant? We are here to help our local home gardening community. Contact us on our advice line!
You can also find helpful information about gardening in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties throughout our website. Ahora también tenemos recursos en español.
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