Got a gardening question? Ask a Master Gardener

Master Gardeners are volunteers trained and certified by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in the fields of gardening and horticulture. Since 1981, they have been providing information and technical assistance to local gardeners. They are under the supervision of Sonoma County Farm Advisor Paul Vossen. There are approximately 225 Master Gardeners in Sonoma County of which 50 live and volunteer their services in West County.

Gardeners today are faced with a multitude of choices in gardening projects and philosophies.  The purpose of the Master Gardener program is to provide research-based, scientifically accurate information about horticulture and pest management, so that the home gardener can make informed choices.  To reach a Master Gardener, just call their Santa Rosa office at 565-2608. You can also visit their website at www.sonomamastergardeners.org to find complete information about all their educational activities, timely gardening tips for local gardeners and links to valuable UC horticultural search engines.

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