Located on the island of O’ahu with administrative offices at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, the O’ahu Master Gardener program operates out of the UH Urban Garden Center (UGC) in Pearl City. We answer plant questions, provide hands-on training opportunities, maintain garden displays and conduct public demonstrations at this 30-acre garden.
The UH Cooperative Extension Service and the UH Master Gardener program is dedicated to disseminating local, research based information promoting sustainable practices that affect ourselves, our neighbors and our local and global environment. Many UH CTAHR publications are available to the public for free, accessible by our searchable database.
If there is not a UH publication available on the subject you are interested in, we are trained to find research based information and other reliable sources of information.
Our Plant Helpline is available for calls or walk-ins 9AM-12PM, Monday – Friday. Our office is closed on holidays.
Master Gardeners are dedicated volunteers who disseminate researched based information to the public. We invite you to join us! We conduct a training class for new Master Gardeners every year, from January to end of May. We meet at the UGC Classroom 9AM -12PM, each Friday for 16 weeks. Click here for an invitation and instructions on how to be added to our application mailing list.
The Oahu Master Gardeners central office is located at the Urban Garden Center in Pearl City. Many volunteers “get dirty” and adopt gardens at the UGC, maintaining key parts of the displays and demonstrations, a hands –on opportunity! But you don’t have to be a Master Gardener to volunteer at the UGC. For more information on joining volunteers that garden at the UGC, please send a request to UGC-PC@ctahr.hawaii.edu.
Bring your home gardener question to our “Got a Plant Question” Booth at your local farmers market! Purchase UH Vegetable Seeds for your home garden!
Tips: When bringing plant samples with suspected plant disease be sure to bring new leaves AND old leaves, include flowers or fruits that show symptoms. Dead leaves or rotting fruit does not allow us to see all the symptoms of the problem! Pictures of the garden or plants showing stress is encouraged! Please read here for more information: Collecting Plant Disease and Insect Pest Samples for Problem Diagnosis.
|LOCATION||WHEN ARE WE THERE?|
|Kapiolani Community College||Last Saturday of the Month|
|Farmers Market at Windward Mall
by Nalo Farms
|First Wednesday of the Month|
|Haleiwa Farmers Market||Third Thursday|
|Pearl Ridge Farmers Market
|Third Saturday of the Month|
Oahu Master Gardeners are reaching out to home gardeners, school garden educators, elementary school students, and plant industry professionals! Click the links below to find out more!
Annual Events where you can find “Got a Plant Question” Master Gardener booths