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Personal and Professional Development

UC Merced Extension - Professional Development students researching wild flowers in Monterey, California.

Spark your passion for “Lifelong Learning” by enrolling in personal enrichment courses that broaden your skills and improve your knowledge.

Current offerings include the Master Gardner Series, offered in conjunction with UC Cooperative Extension, and Drone Safety, Use and Piloting. Some courses offer the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units. 

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Introduction to Drone Safety, Use and Piloting

Master Gardener Series

  • June 30, 2018 - Succulent Gardening and Propagation
  • July 14, 2018 - Creating A Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard
  • August 11, 2018 - Container Gardening
  • September 8, 2018 - Fall Garden Tour
  • October 10, 2018 - Tree Selection and Planting
  • November 13, 2018 - Composting and Leaf Mold