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Sonoma County Master Gardener Programs

By Ann DuBay

Master Gardeners are volunteers trained and certified by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardeners in the fields of gardening and horticulture. Since 1981, they have been providing information and technical assistance to home gardeners in Sonoma County. There are approximately 250 Master Gardeners in Sonoma County. 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.

The Sonoma County Master Gardener’s Biennial Garden Tour and Market: Warm Autumn Days, A Time to Plant, A Time to Harvest will take place September 18, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will feature six private gardens in Sebastopol. The Market will offer plants, crafts, gently used books and a fine art painting of each garden by a well known local artist. For more information visit www.sonomamastergardeners.org.