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 email@example.com
For more information about the statewide California Master Gardener Program, click here.
News from the Statewide Master Gardener Program
Learning, Networking and Fun: A look back at the 2017 UC Master Gardener Conference
Posted 9/11/2017 - The Hyatt Regency was buzzing with activity as UC Master Gardener volunteers learned about the latest research in home horticulture at the 2017 UC Master Gardener Conference in Long Beach. New session topics, hands-on workshops and speakers were tailored...
UC Recognizes Outstanding Master Gardener Projects ‘Search for Excellence’ Awards
Posted 8/9/2017 - Congratulations to the 2017 UC Master Gardener Search for Excellence winners! UC Master Gardener Programs in Los Angeles, Orange and Marin counties are the top three winners of the Search for Excellence competition. The triennial Search for Excellence...
Announcing the Winners of the Official UC Master Gardener Photo Contest
Posted 8/1/2017 - Following a program wide call for photos, and two rounds of voting the official UC Master Gardener Photo Contest winners have been determined. We are very appreciative of the amount of support and participation from our UC Master Gardener volunteers...