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In most counties, UC Master Gardener volunteers are still available to support your home gardening questions by e-mail, telephone, or ZOOM. Please note that many UC Master Gardener Program public education events statewide are being rescheduled, postponed or moved to an online through June 30, 2021.
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The UC Master Gardener Program designed the California Garden Web to serve as a portal to organize and extend the University of California's vast collection of research-based information about gardening to the public. The California Garden Web focuses on sustainable gardening practices and uses a question and answer format to present solutions. The blog below highlights gardening issues pertaining to the season.
Added April 16, 2021
Historically, chickens were not a rare sight on farms, where they contributed to soil fertility as they freely pecked and scratched around vegetable gardens and crop land. Now, UC Cooperative Extension specialists have launched a research project to...
Added April 14, 2021
Learning from the University of California Cooperative Extension how to correctly install and maintain a water volume measurement system on his ranch has saved Modoc County rancher Glenn Nader a significant amount of money. Nader, a...
Added April 16, 2021
Ah, Saturday, April 17. It's the 107th Annual UC Davis Picnic Day! What's a picnic without bugs? This year's event, all virtual, is themed "Discovering Silver Linings," and you can do just that...
Creatures in the Garden
Creatures in the Garden 97
Photo was taken in butterfly garden early this year. I had attended a Master Gardener class about the monarch butterfly & was fascinated by their color & feeding habit. As a result I ended up fostering 37 caterpillars! Have added many more milkweed plants & butterfly friendly plants. Hopefully helpe...