UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties
Master Gardeners Information
The trained volunteers of the UC Master Gardeners program extend the ability of local Cooperative Extension offices to provide practical scientific horticulture and gardening information to the citizens of California. The UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties program provides public "gardening" education and problem solving through a telephone "hotline" and many community outreach activities.
UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties Hotline
1430 Freedom Blvd, Suite E
Watsonville, CA 95076
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
If you would like to bring in a sample for the Master Gardener, please fill out this form as completely as possible.
MG Sample Form
UC Volunteer Insurance Brochure
UC Master Gardener of Monterey Bay Coordinator
Gardening Tips Blog
Thanks to our mild winter weather, home gardeners on the central coast can grow vegetables year-round – lading their holiday tables with homegrown kale, carrots, snow peas and broccoli. But just because you can grow vegetables year-round doesn't...
So it turns out there is a lot more than the desire for fresh eggs to consider when deciding to become a chicken owner. Our very own Master Gardener Candice McLaren will be giving a FREE class on chickens entitled “Chix in the City, Hens in the...
Happy New Year from the UC Master Gardeners of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties! Although it's winter we haven't seen much rain so far this year. Let's talk about the culprit, shall we? Are you familiar with La Niña? She's the “little...
Fall and winter are the times of year when the average outdoor garden plants take a little breather, but not citrus! If your potted Meyer lemon or Bearss lime trees are like mine, they are flowering and fruiting, even as the rest of my garden rests. Thus...