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UC Cooperative Extension
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 763-8007


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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.

Education Programs

Get personalized answers to your gardening questions from a local UC Master Gardener. Submit questions by phone, email or website and Master Gardeners will provide knowledgeable answers to your questions about horticulture, pest control, water management, and soil enrichment. more >>

Public Information Booth
Find Master Gardeners at many local farmers markets and gardening events. They can answer questions and provide resources to meet your gardening needs.

Demonstration Garden
Want to see a variety of horticultural techniques and plants for growing edible and ornamental plants? The UC master Gardener Demonstration Garden is located in Watsonville and open for tours Wednesday mornings. The Garden also hosts hands-on classes on pruning, irrigating, planting, composting and other topics. more >>

Ear To The Ground is the public newsletter for the local gardening community. It is published every other month and contains useful local information for gardening on the Central Coast.

Master Gardener Certification
Training future Master Gardeners occurs every other year in a 5 month Master Gardener training program taught by experts in all fields of horticulture. more >>


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