Setting up your garden in spring ramps up the anticipation, but it can also spark a barrage of questions, even for the experienced home gardener. That’s where the UCCE Master Gardener Association of San Diego County steps in to help, with its annual series of more than a dozen online gardening-related classes.
The 2023 virtual spring seminar, with the theme “Bee … Garden Friendly,” offers easy access to recorded seminars available for viewing from April 19 through May 3.
This year’s theme focuses on gardening-friendly practices and will include local and national expert speakers covering topics that range from growing food and flowers, to controlling pests, to lighting your landscape and photographing it.
The $35 registration fee covers 14 recorded seminars, which are available for viewing over 15 days and can be rewatched multiple times. Registration, which began March 1, is at mastergardenersd.org/seminar. Last year, over 1,000 experienced and beginner gardeners accessed the full series of seminars.
Classes for 2023 include:
The Master Gardener Association of San Diego County is a nonprofit organization, and 85 percent of all proceeds support educational outreach services including community, school and demonstration gardens and specific programs to help change the way San Diego gardens. A free gardening hotline staffed by Master Gardeners is available at (858) 822-6910.
The University of California Master Gardener Program extends to the public research-based information about home horticulture and pest management. Master Gardeners are selected and trained by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) to volunteer in the community, educating home gardeners on tested gardening methods. The UCCE San Diego County Master Gardener Program was formed in 1983 and has over 350 active volunteers who donate thousands of volunteer hours to the community each year. Learn more at mastergardenersd.org.