About the Master Gardener Program
How do I become a Master Gardener?
To be certified, Master Gardeners must complete an application form, LiveScan and training course, then pass an exam. After certification, UCCE Master Gardeners volunteer a minimum of 50 hours in the first year and 25 volunteer hours each year thereafter. There is also a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education required annually. Volunteer activities in Trinity County include workshops, technical assistance to school and community gardens and an information booth at the Farmers Markets and Fair. Volunteer activities focus on educating the community, not garden labor.
In the past, the course was offered and subsidized by the University of California. Due to budget cuts, that funding has ended. Shasta College is now offering the training as a 3 credit course (AGEH-60) with their regular fees. Financial aid is available for select students. New students must apply for admission to Shasta College, then register for the class. Returning students can just register for the class. For more information about admission, registration, fees and financial aid, contact the Weaverville campus at 623-2231. The next Master Gardener class is offered in the fall semester (beginning August 2017) at the Redding campus.
If you have any questions about the Master Gardener program, you can contact Carol Fall at 623-3746 x1 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the statewide California Master Gardener Program, click here.
News from the Statewide Master Gardener Program
PlantRight Takes Time Out on Survey in 2018
Posted 2/1/2018 - The UC Master Gardener Program and its volunteers have been a key partner in PlantRight's annual Spring Nursery Survey since its inception in 2010. Last year marked the 8th year of the Survey, and thanks to UC Master Gardener volunteers, it...
Thank you! We wish you the very best in 2018
Posted 12/19/2017 - The UC Master Gardener Program plays a critical role in extending research-based information to the public and simply put, we could not do it without people like you. In 2017 you helped: Extend sustainable landscaping practices to more than 2.1...
Raising Awareness and Support On #GivingTuesday
Posted 12/7/2017 - Thanks to passionate UC Master Gardener volunteers, partners and friends, we raised $10,050 during #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday provided an opportunity to raise awareness and talk about the UC Master Gardener Program and the incredible volunteers...