Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco Co.
University of California
Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco Co.


Ask a Master Gardener!

Do you need help with your garden?  Have a pest problem?  Curious about what will grow well in your region?

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What is a Master Gardener?

UCCE Master Gardeners are volunteers trained and certified by the University of California (UC) to provide UC research-based information about home horticulture and pest management that helps home gardeners and community organizations garden sustainably and create a healthy environment.

In exchange for the training and materials received from the University of California, Master Gardeners perform volunteer services in many ways through community service and educational outreach. Below are examples on how we share UC research-based information to the public:

  • Classes
  • Workshops
  • Helpline
  • Fairs and plant clinics
  • One-on-one consultation
  • Demonstration gardens
  • Social Media

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Request a Speaker

Does your garden club need a speaker for an upcoming meeting? Want to arrange a talk at your local library? We can provide knowledgeable speakers on many gardening topics. Use our new Request a Speaker request form.

Monthly Garden Checklist

We've started a list of things you can do in your garden each month. No matter what time of year, there is still plenty to do! Monthly Garden Checklist

Replace Your Lawn - Earn a Rebate!

The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) is offering rebates to approved customers who convert water-thirsty lawns to water-efficient landscapes. Visit their website for terms and conditions, Frequently Asked Questions, and an application.

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