The Master Gardener Association of San Diego County is hosting an all-day Spring Seminar on March 17, with classes on gardening basics, citrus, succulents, pest management, tree selection, raising chickens, drought tolerant landscapes, drip irrigation and more.

If you are looking for landscaping advice, ask a Master Gardener. They receive intensive horticultural training and then volunteer in their communities by giving lectures, creating gardens and conducting research — to help other gardeners accomplish their goals.

The goal of the Spring Seminar is to improve the gardening practices of San Diego County residents who grow ornamental and edible plants by providing practical information on non-commercial home horticultural and pest management related topics. Proceeds from the seminar are used to pay related expenses and to support Master Gardener public education activities.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the San Diego County Operations Center located at 5520 Overland Avenue in Kearny Mesa. There will be three class sessions — with a myriad of classes offered in each session — and the Marketplace, where you can browse and buy plants, books and “all things gardening”,

Learn more and register early(!) on the association’s website