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As we enter another year of drought and water restrictions, all homeowners and gardeners are searching for information on what to do. Learn about waterwise plants and gardening techniques, lawn replacement and rebate programs, graywater usage, and more.
The Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) has been detected in San Jose. This insect pest can carry the disease huanglongbing that is devastating for all citrus trees.There is a quarantine area in Santa Clara County - San Jose. Residents with backyard citrus trees in the quarantine area are asked not to transport citrus fruit or leaves, potted citrus trees, or curry leaves from the quarantine area. Learn how to help protect California's citrus from ACP.
The Santa Clara County Home Composting Education Program teaches residents how to build compost piles and worm bins, then how to apply the resulting material in their gardens. For more information, contact the ROTLINE 408-918-4640.
Master Gardener Handbook
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Becoming a Master Gardener
Interested in becoming a Master Gardener in Santa Clara County?
We accept new trainees every two years, so if you want to be considered for the Class of 2017, then please return to this home page in January of 2016 for information about how to begin the application process.
Master Gardener Program
The objectives of the Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County, a volunteer organization, are to support the educational activities of the University of California Cooperative Extension and to operate for scientific and educational purposes, promoting horticultural education and service to the community and provide continuing horticulture enrichment for members.
To develop, adapt and extend research-based horticultural information and educational programs to the residents of Santa Clara County.
- Have a research-based and educational component for all Master Gardener activities.
- Increase Master Gardener outreach to and participation by our multicultural community.
- Provide horticultural enrichments to all Master Gardener volunteers.
- Focus on high priority projects to optimize Master Gardener efforts.