The University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program of San Diego County will host a series of virtual seminars accessible March 16 to March 27. Following last year’s successful virtual spring seminar series, this year’s theme features earth-friendly gardening practices and will include expert speakers covering topics such as landscaping with and caring for native plants and succulents, attracting a healthy bee population, and cultivating tropical plumerias. 

A single registration fee of $35 will provide access to 12 recorded seminars. Registration begins February 1 and can be easily accessed at Last year, over 1,000 experienced and beginner gardeners accessed the full series of seminars.

Certified Earth-Friendly Gardens is a program established by the Master Gardeners of San Diego County to help local gardeners adopt sustainable landscaping practices that are not harmful to humans, native plants, animals, or the overall environment. Interrelated principles including soil nurturement, responsible pest management, wildlife protection, water and energy conservation, waste reduction, and the ability to grow healthy food are included in the program. For more details on how you can establish or certify your own earth-friendly garden, go to

The Master Gardener Association of San Diego County is a nonprofit organization and 85% of all proceeds support educational outreach services including community, school, and demonstration gardens, and specific programs to help change the way San Diego gardens. 

A free gardening hotline staffed by Master Gardeners is available at (858) 822-6910.

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