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File #: 18-1478    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/15/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/25/2018 Final action: 9/25/2018
Title: Supervisor Ranalli recommending the Board: 1) Receive and file presentation provided by Tracy Celio, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardener Program Coordinator, recognizing the community volunteers who dedicate their time and knowledge to support the UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County Program; and 2) Approve and authorize all five Board members to sign Proclamations recognizing these volunteers for their service. (Est. Time: 20 Min.)
Attachments: 1. A - Master Gardener Volunteer Proclamations
Related files: 18-0538, 18-1477, 18-0466, 18-0677, 18-0789, 18-1411, 18-0933, 18-1207, 18-1685, 18-1535, 18-1557, 18-1769, 18-1790, 18-1791
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Supervisor Ranalli recommending the Board:
1) Receive and file presentation provided by Tracy Celio, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardener Program Coordinator, recognizing the community volunteers who dedicate their time and knowledge to support the UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County Program; and
2) Approve and authorize all five Board members to sign Proclamations recognizing these volunteers for their service. (Est. Time: 20 Min.)
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The University of California Cooperative Extension Central Sierra serves El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. The University of California Cooperative Extension (U.C.C.E.) Master Gardeners of El Dorado County began in 1981, just one year after the program launched in California. The Mission of the Central Sierra Master Gardeners, a volunteer arm of the U.C.C.E. is to meet the horticulture needs of our county's gardeners through the development and implementation of programs that transfer research-based knowledge and information, using volunteers who receive training and certification from U.C.C.E., to the community. In El Dorado County there are currently 140 volunteers who dedicate their time and knowledge to support this program and assist local residents.

U.C.C.E. Master Gardeners are community volunteers who have been trained through an intensive 15 week horticulture training course and are certified under the direction of the University of California Cooperative Extension. In addition, Master Gardeners receive year-round training on topics such as horticulture, soils, water, entomology, plant pathology, integrated pest management, plant problem diagnosis, sustainable landscape management practices, and plant propagation.

Master Gardeners are available Tuesday through Friday to answer the public's gardening questions at the U.C.C.E. office, located at the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building at 311 Fair Lane in Placerville. Master Gardeners research and resp...

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