The Master Gardener program is a volunteer organization associated with the University of California Cooperative Extension. Our mission is to extend research based knowledge on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices to the residents of California and to be guided by our core values and strategic initiatives.
HAVE GARDEN QUESTIONS?Help Desk is open for your garden questions on Mondays and Fridays, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
FOR GARDENING RESOURCES AND HEALTHY GARDEN TIPS CLICK HERE
Master Gardener volunteers:
- Are trained, non-paid teaching staff certified to extend practical horticultural information to Napa County residents.
- Complete an intensive in-person and on line training program in plant science, basic horticulture, and other topics over several months to receive certification.
- Stay up-to-date on current UC research based gardening information through continuing education provided by UC Cooperative Extension.
- For more information on Napa County UC Cooperative Extension please click the logo below:
What we provide:
- Help Desk, free of charge, to answer home gardening questions.
- Integrated Grape Team of Napa County to assist hobby vineyardists with gardening questions.
- Information at public workshops, farmers markets.
- Home gardening information using gardening resources on this Web site.
- Need a speaker? Master Gardeners are available to speak to your group on a gardening topic.
Fires, After-Fire & Disaster Resources
For fire resources including a state-wide fire map, air quality and evacuation info, lost and deceased animals, and more, visit: LNU Lightning Complex Fires Resources
Fire & Post-Fire Resource from County of Napa
Post-Fire Resources from Napa Resource Conservation District (RCD) https://naparcd.org/wildfire/
Fire & Disaster Resources UCCE Napa County or UCCE Sonoma County
Home Garden Produce Safety handout (2 pg pdf) - Produce Safety after a Fire
Evacuation check-list - 1 page printable sheet from Marin Fire Safe
Mobile users: To find offerings and events menu, click the 'Vent' at the top of your Mobile Browser:
Master Gardener Calendar
|Companion Planting - 1 hour Free Napa Library Talk by Zoom||4/6/2023|
|Fire Resource Fair||4/11/2023|
|Tomato Plant Fest & Sale||4/15/2023|
|Ole Health Garden monthly event||4/15/2023|
UC Master Gardeners Napa County
1710 Soscol Avenue, Suite 4
Napa, CA 94559-1315
Master Gardeners are available to answer your gardening questions on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. See the contact instructions by clicking on the Garden Questions? on the top menu bar of this page.
Napa Farmers Market (April - October)
Every Tuesday from 8-12pm
1100 West St. Parking Lot, Downtown Napa.
COVID-19 - Master Gardeners are doing various program venues, including by zoom, outdoors and indoors in-person. For indoor events masks are suggested for everyone and required for anyone who has been exposed within the last 10 days, to someone who has COVID-19.
Weekly Newspaper Column
Plant milkweed, the Monarchs will thank you!
Spring is in the air and it is time to plant milkweed for the Monarch butterflies. Milkweed (Asclepias) provides food for the butterfly larvae, and its flowers provide nectar for the other...
The Bunya-Bunya Nut, a killer or just plain delicious?
Who knew that Napa harbors a beautiful yet potentially lethal tree whose strange habits could satisfy Agatha Christie's search for the perfect murder weapon? Fuller Park, a leafy oasis in...
5 principles of Regenerative Agriculture- Grow a better future
I keep running into the words “regenerative agriculture,” a movement first promoted by the Rodale Institute in the 1980s. According to Regeneration International, the phrase describes...
Nutritious Roots, the Journey of a Sweet Potato Slip
Sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat and you can easily grow them in pots on your patio. High in fiber, beta carotene and antioxidants, they promote a healthy gut, a...
Pruning your fruit trees- sometimes size matters!
I had a beautiful cherry tree many years ago that produced a lot of fruit. If I wanted to pick cherries before the birds ate them all I had to use a ladder. This really...
A Literal Return to the Earth
I strive to be as environmentally responsible as possible. A decade ago, my wife and I had a solar system installed that provides 90 percent of our energy. We farm our small vineyard and...
Sports that anyone can play!
I'll bet you did not know that some of your plants have sports. Not the athletic kind, these sports are chance offshoots that are genetically different from the parent plant. Many sports have...