FREE FROM THE MASTER GARDENERS: New Stay-at-Home Gardening Resources



By the UCCE MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM of SAN DIEGO COUNTY.


Let’s Grow Together San Diego!



San Diego, CA --April 23, 2020: San Diegans looking to plant their first Victory Gardens, refresh some tired succulent beds or maybe teach their children how to grow food from seed can get their garden questions answered any time of the day thanks to Let’s Grow Together San Diego, a free online effort launched by the University of California Master Gardener Program in San Diego County. Need to get rid of weeds? Grow herbs for cooking? Plant spectacular roses or bring butterflies to your backyard? Folks still staying close to home can visit MasterGardenerSD.org and take their pick from how-to videos and dozens of articles on all kinds of flowers, vegetables, and fruit trees plus tips on saving water. Since it will be a while before the Master Gardeners can make presentations at large county-wide events, their refreshed website is filled with targeted information to help San Diegans required to stay-at-home.

Let’s Grow Together San Diego is meant for gardeners of all ages and skill levels. There are fun projects for caretakers who want to get seniors back into the garden and for parents needing some home-school lessons. Beginning gardeners are offered step-by-step instructions and even seasoned pros will find in-depth details on hundreds of plant species. And many of the video lessons are offered in Spanish.

The new program combines the expertise of more than 300 local Master Gardeners with the plant scientists from the University of California Cooperative Extension service. Anyone with gardening questions can still email help@MasterGardenerSD.org or call the Master Gardener hotline at 858-822-6910.

The UCCE Master Gardener Program of San Diego County is a non-profit organization and proceeds support educational outreach services including community, school and demonstration gardens, a free gardening hotline and specific programs to help change the way San Diego gardens.

The UCCE Master Gardener Program of San Diego County 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 to volunteer in the community, educating home gardeners on tested gardening methods. The UCCE Master Gardener Program of San Diego County was formed in 1983 and has over 300 active volunteers who donate thousands of volunteer hours to the community each year.

Media Contact:

Francie Murphy, UCCE Master Gardener

francie@franciemurphy.com

858.350.5152

Scott Parker, UCCE MG Coordinator, UCCE San Diego County

saparker@ucanr.edu

858-822-6932

About the Master Gardeners:

Master Gardener Association of San Diego County supports the University of California

Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of San Diego County.

The University of California Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) prohibits

discrimination or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete

nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at

http://ucanr.org/sites/anrstaff/files/107778.doc )

Inquiries regarding ANR’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to Linda Marie Manton, Affirmative Action Contact, University of California, Davis, Agriculture and Natural Resources, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, (530) 752-0495.


UCCE MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM of SAN DIEGO COUNTY

University of California Cooperative Extension

9335 Hazard Way Suite 201, San Diego CA 92123

Phone 858.822.6910 www.mastergardenerSD.org

  

Our Mission  To inspire and educate the people of San Diego County to grow and enjoy plants, and to create beautiful, environmentally responsible gardens and landscapes.

 

Our Vision   To champion regionally appropriate horticulture in San Diego County.

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