Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco Counties
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Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco Counties


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The UCCE Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco Counties are UC-trained volunteers dedicated to teaching and helping home gardeners.

Do you need help with your garden?  Have a pest problem?  Curious about what will grow well in your region? Ask us!

Heart of the City
Urban Garden Walk

Saturday, September 13th,2014
from 10am-4pm

Mechanics Garden Arbutus
Join the UC Master Gardeners of San Mateo and SF for a guided educational walking tour and plant sale in the heart of San Francisco. The UC Master Gardeners and the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) are working in partnership to offer the garden walk, which will focus on urban garden techniques for small spaces.

Garden highlights include:

  • an entirely self-contained hydroponics garden at Project Open Hand;
  • community gardens;
  • a green haven with a 60-foot Redwood tree at the Tenderloin National Forest
  • urban water conservation demonstrations;
  • hidden gems full of innovative gardening concepts at Organic Mechanics;
  • two of TNDC's gardens which distribute free, fresh produce to Tenderloin residents.

The 1.4-mile walk will be approximately 1.5 hours in length and begin and end at UC Hastings Snodgrass Plaza (198 McAllister Street), where there will be educational stations showcasing a variety of urban gardening topics as well as a sale of locally grown plants and seeds for fall and winter gardens.

Online tickets:

$20 (kids under 12 get in free)

Proceeds benefit UC Master Gardeners & TNDC



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San Mateo County Fair 2014: 

Thanks to those who came out to see us at this years county fair!  Our exhibits won a total of (5) awards for multiple, educational displays; (3) first place and (2) second place awards.  Sorry if you missed...

UC Master Gardeners Present: 

Growing Edibles and Gardening Sustainably --
We offer classes and workshops at Lyngso Garden Materials.   For more information, check here and on the 'Calendars' on the top gold navigation bar.

On-going Plant Clinics:
For detailed information on our On-going Plant Clinics in San Francisco and on the Peninsula, click here.


UC Elkus Ranch Research Garden:
New trials currently underway.  Stay tuned for more as our studies conclude.




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