UC Master Gardeners of Yolo County Projects
Farmers’ Market Master Gardener Information Tables—
Master Gardeners, usually in teams of two or three, provide advice and seasonally appropriate publications to the public. See "Get Help & Advice" for more information.
Ask Your Gardening Question—Phone Line, E-mail, Master Gardener Office
The public is invited to phone--(530) 666-8737--or drop by the staffed Master Gardener office (70 Cottonwood St., Woodland) on Tuesdays or Fridays 9 am-11am. We are also available via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Master Gardeners will research your question and respond to you with our recommendations. See "Get Help & Advice" for more information.
Special Event Master Gardener Tables
Master Gardeners welcome the opportunity to set up and staff information tables at local events such as the Whole Earth Festival, UCD Picnic Day, and West Sacramento’s Neighbors Fair. The purpose of Master Gardener participation at these events is to answer home gardening questions and to let the public know we are a resource for them.
Yolo County Fair—Display Garden and Information Table
Master Gardeners host an Information Table in the Hall of Flowers and serve as docents for the floral displays in the Hall of Flowers.
Master Gardeners have a display garden in the Courtyard with an educational garden theme. Past themes have included Gardening with California Native Plants, Water-Wise Gardening, and Your Edible Landscape. The Master Gardener display garden is for educational purposes only and is not part of the garden competition that is conducted in the Courtyard.
Master Gardeners may conduct gardening demonstrations and brief workshops and may also assist with vegetable tastings in the agricultural building. For more information on the Yolo County Fair visit their website at: http://www.yolocountyfair.net/
Master Gardeners present seasonally appropriate workshops and demonstrations at several venues throughout the county. Currently programs are regularly conducted at Davis Central Park, Woodland Community College, and Grace Garden in Davis
Master Gardeners address gardening questions in a monthly column that appears on the second Sunday in the Davis Enterprise. The questions parallel the questions we receive on the phone line, at Farmers’ Markets, or as submitted by readers.
This is a public newsletter released via e-mail quarterly for the people of Yolo County. It contains articles of seasonal gardening interest based on the most current horticultural research information available. See "Yolo Gardener" to view past issues and subscribe to this publication.
Davis Central Park Demonstration Garden
Master Gardeners collaborate with the City of Davis, Yolo County Farm to Fork, the UC Davis Arboretum, civic organizations, and individual community members to maintain Davis Central Park Garden for educational purposes. Master Gardeners guide and train community members and student groups to help maintain the gardens of Central Park. Gardens include a rose and flower garden, a sensory garden, a meadow, a seasonal vegetable garden, and a water-wise garden. For more information on the garden visit their website at: http://www.centralparkgardens.org/
Woodland Community College Demonstration Gardens
Master Gardeners work in cooperation with the Woodland Community College administration and the Horticultural Department to maintain a small orchard, a vineyard, vermiculture and conventional composting bins, as well as perennials, cover crops, and seasonal food crops for public demonstration and training. Follow this link for information on Woodland Community College's Agricultural and Environmental Horticulture Department.
Grace Garden Demonstration Garden
Grace Garden is a sustainable 5/8 acre garden growing vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers for the community. Master Gardeners use this garden as a platform from which to teach classes and to train community volunteers on how to properly grow and maintain vegetable gardens. There are 8 beds 4’x50’, 4 raised beds and 2 demonstration beds 10’x10’, and fruit trees. The garden is located behind the United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson in Davis. For more information, visit their website at: https://sites.google.com/site/gracegardendavis/