UC Master Gardeners of Monterey
and Santa Cruz Counties
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Welcome to our newsletter, featuring practical, hands-on classes designed for local home gardeners. 

Classes & Events Canceled through April 

Integrated Pest Management: Vertebrates Presentation and Plant List
(Deer, Gophers & Birds)

Presentations and handouts from past classes are available online.

Contact us with your home gardening questions through our Hotline.

Important Announcement

Hello Gardening Friends,

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in consideration of the recent guidance from Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties are canceling all of our upcoming classes and events.

This cancellation will remain in effect through April 30, 2020, and will be updated as guidance from the state changes.

We realize our classes & events are valued by our community, & we appreciate your continued support & understanding during this public health challenge. We will attempt to offer our canceled classes at a future time, and in the interim, we will post instructional gardening videos on our Facebook page.

In the meantime, enjoy the wildflowers and blossoms on fruit trees, and please stay safe by following recommended health practices in the coming weeks.

Statement from Governor Newsom:
Current info re: COVID-19 from CDPH:

NOTE: If you registered for one of our upcoming classes, you will receive an email regarding how you can receive a refund for any class fees you have paid. If you have not received an email regarding a refund please contact Brown Paper Tickets directly.

Class Resources

In light of our class and event cancellations, we would like to share class resources such as presentations and handouts to the gardening community. 

Below is the class presentation and deer-resistant plant list from our recent Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Vertebrates class held in early March:

Integrated Pest Management: Vertebrates (Gophers, Deer & Birds)

Download the presentation: IPM for Vertebrate Pests 3-8-2020

Download the deer resistant plant list: Deer Resistant Plant list-K-S

We invite you to check out our complete collection of class resources here. We will be updating the page periodically.

We host an active Facebook page where we post timely, instructional and useful gardening videos and information.

Finally, we have a Hotline if you have a specific gardening question. 

Quail (c) Maria Gaura
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Our all-volunteer organization offers low-cost gardening and landscaping advice to home gardeners in our beautiful Central Coast region. For more information on classes, resources and advice, please visit our website.
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