UCCE Humboldt - Del Norte Counties
University of California
UCCE Humboldt - Del Norte Counties

Master Food Preserver and Master Gardener Program

Master Food Preserver

The 2018 Master Food Preservers Training Application is now available! Orientation is January 20, 2018. Courses are Saturday and Monday evenings, February 3 - March 12. Mondays 5:30pm-8:30pm & Saturdays 9:00am-4:00pm. It all takes place at the UC Cooperative Extension Building, 5630 South Broadway, Eureka.

Application 2018

MFP flyer 2018

The Master Food Preserver program is a public service community outreach volunteer program through the University of California Cooperative Extension that provides up-to-date information on food safety and preservation.

MFP volunteers sealing jars of tomatoes.
MFP volunteers sealing jars of tomatoes.

The Master Food Preservers are trained, dedicated volunteers who conduct food safety and food preservation community activities throughout Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

MFP volunteers canning local tuna.
MFP volunteers canning local tuna.

Master Food Preservers:

  • Provide safe methods for home food preservation
  • Offer free demonstrations 
  • Distribute educational materials

Additionally, Master Food Preserver volunteers assists other Cooperative Extension staff and help organize educational events.

Apple pie filling made by MFP volunteers.
Apple pie filling made by MFP volunteers.

To find out more information about the Master Food Preserver program, please contact our office at (707) 445-7351.


Useful links

UC Home Preservation and Storage Publications

The National Center for Home Food Preservation

So Easy to Preserve 5th Edition (University of Georgia)

Safe Home Food Preservation Methods (Penn State)

Preserving Meats and Fish (University of Alaska Cooperative Extension)

USDA Guide to Home Canning

Canning the Catch

Master Gardener Program

UC Cooperative Extension will be offering a Small Farm-Master Gardener Short Course in 2017. Applications are now available at this link: Application for SF-MG 2017. The schedule is available at this link: SCHEDULE-2017

Classes will begin on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 5:30 PM, here at the Ag Center at the foot of Humboldt Hill, 5630 South Broadway, Eureka. Classes will be held every Thursday, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM. There will also be field trips on the following Saturdays - March 11, 2017, March 18, 2017 and March 25, 2017. Time and place to be determined.

Sign up soon!


The Master Gardener Program offers volunteer services and outreach to the general public. Master Gardener volunteers extend research-based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices to the residents of Humboldt and Del Norte counties. 


MGP volunteers putting in a garden.
MGP volunteers putting in a garden.

 Interested in becoming a part of the UC Master Gardener Program's rich history? Learn about soil, sustainable landscaping, water conservation, plant and tree care, pest management and how to grow your own fruits and vegetables, while making an impact in your own community. Join the Master Gardener Program today!

For more information about the Master Gardener Program, please call our office at (707) 445-7351.



 Coastal Humboldt County Garden Planting Guide

 Coastal Rain Gardens Publication







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