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UC Master Gardeners - Sutter Yuba

Master Gardener Spotlight

The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sutter-Yuba Counties welcome you!

Who are we?

UCCE Master Gardeners are trained representatives of the University of California Cooperative Extension, assisting the gardening community of Sutter and Yuba Counties by providing research-based home gardening information.*


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*To learn more, visit the statewide UC Master Gardener Program and the California Garden Web.


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We are here to help if you have gardening questions, want to have us identify a plant or animal for you, or just want to know more about us. Complete our intake form here to get your questions answered.

UC ANR Blogs
  • Oak Way Garden, G. Mahannah
    Community Gardens of Chico

    A vacant lot on a residential street is a common sight that goes unnoticed, except when the vacant lot is repurposed and transformed into a community garden. Research shows that community gardens offer a host of benefits for neighborhoods, including improvement of the physical and mental health of...


  • Mary Foley (later Mary Foley Benson) at work as a scientific illustrator with the USDA. This image was taken in 1926 when she was 21.
    Zeroing in on the Life of Scientific Illustrator Mary Foley Benson

    The late Mary Foley Benson would have been proud. Benson, internationally known for her entomology and horticulture illustrations, will be honored by Srdan Tunic, a UC Davis graduate student studying for his master's degree in art history, at a special talk, "Plants, Insects and Art:...


    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist
  • A male monarch arrives Oct. 3 to nectar Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    The Monarch Who Arrived Late for Dinner

    Never be late for dinner or it might be all gone. Take the case of the Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia rotundifola, that we planted last April for the monarchs.  Monarchs seem to favor Tithonia more than any other nectar source in our pollinator garden. Second choice: the...


    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist
  • A praying mantis hanging out on a cleveland sage, Salvia clevelandii, at the UC Davis Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    So, You've Planted a Bee Garden--Now What? Enroll in This UC Davis Class

    So, you've planted a bee garden, and you're looking at it and thinking "Okay, now what?" You'll want to register for a class on "I Planted a Bee Garden: Now What?," offered Saturday, Oct. 29 by the UC Davis Bee Haven, part of the Department of Entomology and Nematology. The...


    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist
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  • Master Gardeners train every other year. To sign up for the next training click here
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