UCCE Master Gardeners of San Bernardino County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of San Bernardino County

Request a Master Gardener


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Please complete this application to request a Master Gardener presentation for your event or organization.

 

Please note that Master Gardeners are educators not laborers and do not provide any gardening services or paid consultations. Please be aware that Master Gardeners are university trained volunteers who are not compensated for their time (including drive time, gas, wear & tear on vehicles, etc.). While we attempt to accommodate every request, we may not always be able to provide your choice of date/time, location, and/or topic. The earlier you request your speaker, the better chance you will have of finding someone who is able to accommodate your needs. According to our research, Master Gardeners are most available on Monday and Tuesday evenings and especially on Saturday mornings. You may request any day and time you wish, but your chances are better if you request speakers on those days and times. Either way, someone must be present on the day of the presentation to receive the Master Gardener(s) and get them situated.

 

Depending on the topic and type of presentation you request, you may incur a cost on your end in order to make the presentation possible. We will provide the Master Gardener(s), email you a powerpoint and/or handout, and provide you with guidance on what is needed for the requested presentation, the rest is up to you. We will not collect fees from attendees, it is up to you whether you want to do that to cover your costs. Please review the following chart to help you choose what type of presentation you want. If you do not know what type of presentation would be best for the topic you want, indicate that on the application and leave it up to us.

Presentation type

What we do

What you do

Cost to you

Powerpoint

We will email you the powerpoint(s) before the day of the presentation Email the powerpoint(s) to participants or print them out and have them available on the day of the presentation

Free or cost of printing powerpoint handouts

Handouts

We will email you the handout(s) before the day of the presentation Email the handout(s) to participants or print them out and have them available on the day of the presentation

Free or cost of printing handouts

Demonstration (only the Master Gardener(s) is involved; audience looks on)

We will email you a list of all the required materials for the requested demonstration You will purchase the materials from any location of your choosing and have them available on the day of the demonstration

Cost of all materials necessary for Master Gardener(s) to provide the requested demonstration

Hands-on workshop (attendees are involved and they often take something home with them)

We will email you a list of all the required materials for one participant for the requested hands-on workshop You will estimate the number of potential participants and then purchase the list of materials from any location of your choosing for each participant and have them available on the day of the presentation

Cost of all materials needed to provide requested hands-on workshop for your estimated number of participants

If your location is outside of San Bernardino County borders

We will email you the total travel cost You will click here and submit the requested travel cost as a donation before the day of the presentation

55c/mile from our headquarters (777 E. Rialto Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0730) to presentation location

Any combination of the above

We will email you any powerpoints, handouts, materials lists, and travel costs You will follow the same format listed above in this column for each matter

Cost will vary depending on your request

 

Please note that the entire Master Gardener Program is supported through donations from the public. If you wish to make a tax deductible donation to the Master Gardener Program, please follow this link, we appreciate your support: Make a Donation

 

THANK YOU and WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

 


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NOTE, THIS LIST OF TOPICS WILL CONSTANTLY EXPAND, if you don't see something you want type it in at the bottom of this section.

Select one or more topics from the list below. On the left are the general topics we cover, and on the right are the subtopics that fall under those general topics. The designations in the right column are also the titles of the powerpoint presentations we will use and the title you may use to advertise your event. For example, "Starting a Garden" is a general topic and "Introduction to Sustainable Landscaping" is a subtopic of "Starting a Garden". If you select "Introduction to Sustainable Landscaping" as your subtopic of choice, you can advertise the presentation to your participants using that title. You may select one subtopic, in which case we will provide that specific presentation on the day requested. You may select more than one subtopic, in which case we will choose one from among your selections and inform you of our choice. If you request ongoing presentations, then we will provide your list of requested subtopics in the order we think is best.

Tell us more about what the event or location is going to be like so that we can better prepare ourselves.

Tells us more about yourself and your organization.







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