UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County


Pruning Workshop

Join us for our first event of 2020.

Pruning Workshop - Free!
Saturday, January 18
9 AM till Noon
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center

See the Agenda. (PDF)


Worm Composting Workshop

Worm Composting Workshop

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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. 

Register now!

2020 Gardening Guide and Calendar

Blossoms - 2020 Gardening Guide & Calendar

Blossoms!  Learn about flowers and so much more in our 2020 Calendar

Plenty of advice about growing flowers and recipes from the Master Food Preservers for cooking with them.

Still only $10!

Frost protection

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


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

Look for bare root artichoke crowns in nurseries this month.  Enjoy shopping catalogs or online for your 2018 victory garden.

Visit our January Monthly Tips for these and other activities for the January garden.

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 18, 9 AM - Noon.


Start composting in 2020! 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 18, 2020.

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!

Pest Alerts!

Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Asian citrus psyllid has been found in Sacramento causing a County-wide quarantine. The tiny insect damages citrus fruit but of more importance, it can transmit the deadly citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening.  For more:

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

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

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Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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