UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County


Pruning Workshop

Join us for our first event of 2019.

Pruning Workshop - Free!
Saturday, January 19
9 AM till Noon
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center

It's time to prune and so much more!


Worm Composting Workshop

Worm Composting Workshop

Saturday, February 23, 2019
10 AM till NOON

Worm composting is neat, easy and odorless--ideal for indoor or outdoor locations.  Learn how and take worms and a bin home.  $25. 

Only 2 seats left!  Register now!

We're on the Map!

The Fair Oaks Horticulture Center vegetable garden has been formally recognized as an All-America Selections Display Garden!

Read all about it!

2019 Saving the Harvest Calendar

Don't miss our 2019 Calendar!  Master Gardeners give you advice about growing it and the Master Food Preservers help you preserve it.

Hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, family and friends--they will love it.

And still only $10!

Frost protection

Frosty Chard
Cold weather will damage some plants. Read about how to protect sensitive plants.

Composting Workshop

Compost, it's easy to do!

Saturday, March 23, 2019
10 AM till NOON

Learn by doing at this hands-on demonstration on how to build an active compost pile.  Learn if "Hot" composting is right for you.  $10. 

Learn more and register.



January Horticulture Center Updates


In the WEL

January is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

For more favorites, please visit our plant lists for Winter.

The vegetable garden

Asparagus grows from seed, but it is easier to buy 1 to 2-year-old crowns. Read about growing and harvesting asparagus and more tips for the winter vegetable garden.

See what we have planted in our winter garden at our January Pruning Workshop on January 19, 9 AM till Noon.

In the orchard

Prune dormant fruit trees this month. Whether you prune primarily in winter or summer, it is easier to see what needs to be done when leaves are off the branches. See more about this and other January orchard tasks.

Don’t miss our Pruning Workshop at the Horticulture Center on Saturday, January 19, 9 AM - Noon.


Start composting in 2019! Recycle fruit, vegetables and yard trimmings into a rich soil amendment for your garden, all in your own backyard.

Protect your outdoor worm bin from cold with a blanket or move it near the house or into the garage. Don’t miss our Worm Composting Special Event in February to learn more!

Backyard berries

Is “grow berries” on your New Year’s resolution list?  Get started now

If you already have berries, it time to prune.  Watch how we do it at our Pruning Workshop on January 19, 2019.

Grow herbs!

Parsley, whether you prefer curly or flat-leaf, is an edible garden winner. Grown as an annual planted in spring and again in fall to ensure continued harvest. Not bothered by freezing outdoor temps and can also be grown indoors. And need we say it’s tasty!

Continuing News

Pest Alerts!

Asian citrus psyllid

Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) and Huanglongbing disease. The tiny insect damages citrus fruit but of more importance, it can transmit a deadly citrus disease.  For more:


Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.

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4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA  95827

(916) 876-5338


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Office closed Fridays

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Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628


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