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Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

Protecting Plants from Frost or Freeze

The Quick Guide: When a Frost is Forecast

Frost Protection for Citrus and Other Subtropical Plants

After a Freeze: What Should You Do in the Garden?  Christmas Tree Care
Growing Fall/Winter Vegetables

Plants for Late Fall/Winter Color

Greenhouse Tomatoes in the Fall/Winter
Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects
Attracting Bees To Your Garden
UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars
Easy Care Plants for Privacy
20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area
Small Trees for Small Yards Pruning Q&A's
Quick Clicks

CA Native Plants For Your Area of CA

Plant Lists Categorized by their Water Needs

Plants For Dry Shade

Dave's Garden Plant Search

National Pesticide Information Center

Roses For Shade

The Top Ten Roses for Sacramento

100 Roses for the Valley and Foothills

Storing Fruits and Vegetables

Tomato Taste Test Trials

Fruit Tree Varieties

Nut Tree Varieties

Fruit & Nut Harvest Dates

Fruit Taste Test Winners

Citrus Tree Info

Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects

Plants to Attract Pollinating Insects

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for Small Yards

Shade Tree Selection Guide

Weather Websites

Fertilizer Ingredients (by brand)

Farmer Fred's 10 Garden Rules

 

Unthirsty Plants

CA Native Plants Localized for Your Town: calscape.org

Low Water Plant Trials: Results

Sacramento Smart Irrigation Scheduler

Gardening With Limited Water

Water Efficient Plants for Sacramento

Other Water Efficient Plant Resources

EPA Guide to Water-Smart Landscapes

Water-Wise CA Regional Garden Sites

Tips For Growing Native Plants

 

VEGETABLES

Tomato Gardening: Tips and Hints

Tomato Gardening Basics

Tomato Troubleshooting Tips

Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes

 Recipes for Your Home Grown Produce

Help Plants Beat the Heat

Grow your Own Popcorn !

How To Grow Giant Pumpkins Growing Winter Vegetables
FRUIT

Fruit Facts from the CA Rare Fruit Growers

Fruit and Nut Links from UC

Avocado Trees for Northern California?

How to Increase the Size of Your Table Grapes

How To Get Bigger Fruit From Your Fruit Trees

Citrus Tips from the Pros

UC: Growing Blueberries in the Sacramento Region

Blueberries for the Valley

Fruit Tree Care Calendar

Plant a Fruit Tree...Or Two!

Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees

U.C. Davis Tips on Fruit Tree Pruning & Training

Growing Caneberries in the Sacramento Region

How To Prune Overgrown Deciduous Fruit Trees

 
ROSES

Rose Pruning, California Style

Roses For Shade

The Top Ten Roses for Sacramento

100 Roses for the Valley and Foothills

Rose Planting Basics 

LANDSCAPING

How Much Water Does Your Lawn and Garden Really Need?

Plant Lists Categorized by their Water Needs

Soil Solarization

Growing Fall/Winter Vegetables

Greenhouse Tomatoes in the Fall/Winter

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for Small Yards

Hiring an Arborist: Tips from the Sacramento Tree Foundation

Landscaping Tips

UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars

Easy Care Plants for Privacy Shows for the Nose: Other Fragrant Plants
Deer Resistant Plants (Alleged)

 

GARDEN HELPERS

The Garden "Good Guys"

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

GardenInsects.Com

Free Publications From UC's Farm and Garden Experts 

 

TREES

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for Small Yards

Hiring an Arborist: Tips from the Sacramento Tree Foundation

Finding an ISA-Certified Arborist

After the storm: Leaning Trees Need Your Attention, Now!

Oak Tree Care

Planting Under Oaks

Pruning Q&A's

Christmas Tree Care

Frost, Freeze Tips

Protecting Plants from Frost or Freeze

The Quick Guide: When a Frost is Forecast

Frost Protection for Citrus and Other Subtropical Plants

After a Freeze: What Should You Do in the Garden? 
Winter
Growing Winter Vegetables
 
Plants for Late Fall / Winter Color
 
Frost/Freeze Tips For Citrus
 
Best Soil Temperatures for Vegetable Seeds
 
Why Rotate Your Crops?
 
Plant a Fruit Tree...Or Two!
 
Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees
 
Threat to Citrus Trees: the Asian Citrus Psyllid
 
Christmas Tree Care
 
Plants for Late Fall/Winter Color
 Fall

Fall is Lawn Renovation Time

Best Soil Temperatures for Vegetable Seeds

Why Rotate Your Crops?

Sacramento Area Planting Guide for Flower and Vegetable Seeds
Growing Fall/Winter Vegetables

Plants for Late Fall/Winter Color

Greenhouse Tomatoes in the Fall/Winter
Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects
Attracting Bees To Your Garden
UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars
Easy Care Plants for Privacy
20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area
Small Trees for Small Yards Pruning Q&A's
 

More Garden Features

Lifetime Master Gardener Fred Hoffman is the host of the "KFBK Garden
Show" on 1530-AM/93.1-FM KFBK in Sacramento, California each Sunday
morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacfic Time, followed by "Get Growing" on
Talk 650 KSTE in Sacramento, 10 a.m. to Noon. At noon, it's the KSTE Farm Hour.
And, you can listen to all the shows, live, via the KFBK.com and KSTE.com websites.
 
Available as podcasts, too!
Previous editions of "The KFBK Garden Show" and "Get Growing".
Plus, for news about California agriculture, it's the KSTE Farm Hour.
Podcast links for Apple podcast users:
KFBK Garden Show
Get Growing
KSTE Farm Hour
 
Southern Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin County gardeners can also
get current gardening information from Fred in his Saturday gardening column
in the Lodi News-Sentinel.; also available at the Farmer Fred Rant! Blog page.
 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE "KFBK GARDEN SHOW" & "GET GROWING" ON KSTE

Jan. 5: Baldo Villegas, Charlotte Owendyk - Sierra Foothills Rose Society: "Winter Rose Care".

Jan. 12: Jeff Gravish, Consulting Arborist - Boething Treeland Farm: "Trees vs.Storms"; Linda Chalker-Scott, Washington State University: "The Myth of Walnut Trees Inhibiting Plant Growth"; Robert Kourik - "The Benefits of the No-Dig Garden"; "Good Pruning Tools for Gardeners" (Simulcast on the Newsradio KFBK Facebook Video Page)

Jan. 19: Phil Pursel, Dave Wilson Nursery: "Planting fruit and nut trees"; "Pruning tips"

  A Clue for the Garden Grappler  
 Visit the Farmer Fred Rant Blog Page for These Garden Tips and More:

Vegetables:

Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

Planting Your First Vegetable Garden? Some Tips

Growing Tomatoes in Containers

Terrific Tomato Tips

Some Vegetables Require Less Water Than Others

Will Those Green Tomatoes Turn Red This Fall?

Before You Plant, Check the Soil Temperature

Make Your Own Planting Mix

Starting Tomatoes, Peppers From Seed

More Tips on Starting Tomatoes from Seed

Pepper Seeds Slow to Germinate? Some Tips

Heirloom Vegetables Are Better For You

Tomato Troubleshooter

Crop Rotation Plan for the Home Garden

Crop Rotation for the Garden, Pt. 2

The Hazards of Overfeeding Your Plants 

Hand-Pollinating Squash Plants

How to Grow Giant Pumpkins

Grow Your Own Popcorn

 

Fruits:

Avocado Trees for Sacramento? A Guide

Why Are My Oranges Splitting?

Frost/Freeze Protection Ideas for Citrus

Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees

Mulch Under a Citrus Tree: Pros and Cons

Bareroot Fruit Tree Shopping? Buyer Beware!

Harvest Fruits By Look and Feel, Not the Calendar

Know Your Fruit Tree Rootstocks

Growing Blueberries in Container

Anatomy of a Professional Fruit Tasting

Why Are the Blackberries Turning White?

 

Bad Bugs, Diseases, Weeds:

Battling Tomato Hornworms

Every Season is Ant Season

The Green Fruit Beetles Are Back

Ants!

A Cure for the Cherry Maggot?

Controlling Snails and Slugs

Peach Leaf Curl: It's Back!

Battling Peach Leaf Curl

Battling Sooty Mold & Scale on Citrus

Controlling Fungus Gnats on Houseplants

Crane Flies vs. Mosquitoes

Leaf Spot Problem? Here's What to Do

Cat Proofing Your Garden

Yellowjacket Fun Facts! Control Tips, Too

Weedkillers: Read the Label!

 

ETC.

How To Find Garden Answers Online

Garden Shoes...or Gardening Shoes?

Tips for a Healthy Heart and Thwarting Type 2 Diabetes

The Garden Good Guys:

4 Plants to Attract Pollinators and Beneficials

Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects

Bring on the Bees!

Plants to Attract Pollinating Insects

This Blog is for the Birds

The Good Bug Hotel

What's Killing the Bees? A New Study Offers Clues

Landscaping, Lawns, Flowers

100+ Great Roses For California

Fall Lawn Renovation

Plants For Dry Shade

Getting the Yard Ready for a Rain and Wind Storm

Watering Tips for Drip Irrigation

A Tour of Maple Rock Gardens

The Heart-Healthy Garden

Plants for Privacy

The Cure for Non-Performing Daffodils

WELO is coming. Start Planning to Save Water Now

Plants Wilting in the Heat? Check Before You Water

Water-Saving Tips For Your Yard

Get Rid of Your Lawn with Soil Solarization

How to Kill Your Lawn in 2 Easy Steps

Droopy Plants on a Hot Day. Water...or Not?

 

Trees and Shrubs

How To Stake a New Tree

Holy Jumping Oak Galls, Batman!

 

 Fall & Winter:

Pruning Tool Primer

Rain Draining Strategies to Save Your Home and Garden

Winter Storms and Tree Troubles

What to Do AFTER a Hard Freeze

What to Do When a Hard Freeze is Forecast

New Year's Resolutions for Gardeners

Persimmons: THE Edible Ornamental of Fall

Innovative Peach Leaf Curl Controls

Frost, Freezes Ahead. Get Your Yard Ready

After a Freeze, What Should a Gardener Do?

Fall-Winter Houseplant Care Tips

Drain the Rain Away from the House & Garden

Get Your Garden Storm-Ready

What to Do in Your Yard AFTER the Storm

Tips for the Fall-Winter Vegetable Garden

Add Color for the Cold, Gray Days of Winter

 Winter Storms and Trees: Inspect Them Now!

How to Grow Oak Trees from Acorns

What NOT to do in the Garden in Fall

Dead Foliage Now? Leaf it Alone!

Problem Plants

Have Horses? Avoid These Plants!

Safe Plants for You, But They're Poison to Your Pets

Mistletoe Control Tips

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Garden Data (through Jan. 11, 2020)

Avg. evapotranspiration rate this past week : Valley: .23-.25" ; Foothills: .25-.33"

Soil Temperature: Valley: 47-48 (F). Low foothills: 50 (F). Upper foothills: 46 (F)

Click Here for more Information about soil temperature and evapotranspiration rates

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Chilling hours/portions (hours at 32-45 degrees-F, necessary for deciduous fruit tree production, Nov.-Feb.)

What is a "Chill Hour", what is a "Chill Portion"?

Chill Portion Requirements for selected fruit and nut varieties

Nov. 1, 2019-Jan. 11, 2020:

Chill Hours: 411-573 valley; 404-649 foothills. Chill Portions: 38-39 valley; 43-48 foothills.

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Nov. 1, 2018-Feb. 28, 2019 (FINAL):

Chill Hours: 752-810 valley; 1218-1253 foothills. Chill Portions: 70-76 valley; 81-84 foothills.

Nov. 1, 2017 - Feb. 28, 2018:

Chill Hours: 762-905 valley; 618-1115 foothills. Chill Portions: 67-75 valley; 72-84 foothills.

Nov. 1, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2017:

Chill Hours: 796-933 valley; 900-1350 foothills. Chill Portions: 65-75 valley; 74-93 foothills.

Nov. 1, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016:

Valley: Chill Hours: 714-896 . Chill Portions: 68-74. Foothills: Chill Hours: 744-1360. Chill Portions: 73-85

Nov. 1, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015:

Valley: 444-805 chill hours; 61-69 chill portions. Foothills: 380-1095 chill hours; 65-85 chill portions

Nov. 1, 2013 - Feb. 28, 2014:

Valley (Sac., SJ, Yolo, Sutter, Solano Cos.): 868-1230 hours Foothills (Amador, El Dorado, Placer Cos.): 567-1129 hours 

2012-2013 Chill Season Totals:

VALLEY: 1028-1325 hours; FOOTHILLS: 877-1863 hours

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Wondering when is the right time to plant?

The online Farmer Fred Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar for Northern California is for you! Click on each vegetable for specific planting information.

Also, download the printable planting calendar.

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Looking for lists and pictures of plants that don't require much water? Go to:

Water-Wise Gardening Websites

This is a project undertaken in conjunction with the municipalities and water districts in many California locales. The website has a wealth of local residential photography and plant information to help homeowners improve their garden in a water efficient way.

Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer residents: click on the link - Be Water Smart .

 
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Find a Green Gardener-certified landscaper near you: http://www.ecolandscape.org/programGG/GreenGardenerRefList.html
 
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 UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday, January 13 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lodi Library 201 W. Locust Street, Lodi
All About Roses & Preserving Citrus with the UC Master Food Preservers
This class will be taught by the San Joaquin County UC Master Gardeners and the UC Master Food Preservers. We will start off with seasonal rose maintenance and care and then switch gears to cover ways to preserve the abundance of citrus you may have in your yard right now.
RSVP: Space is limited at all of our free classes. Please call the University of CA Cooperative Extension at 209-953-6100 to reserve your seat and class materials.  
 
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WHEN: Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
WHAT: UCCE Master Food Preservers of Sacramento County presents: Make & Take: Bring and Learn to Use Your Own Pressure Canner
Cost: $20 per person Class is limited to 10 participants
Pre-registration required at: ucanr.edu/sacmfp_classes
WHERE: UCCE Sacramento County, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento 95827
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmfp.ucanr.edu
 
Bring your pressure canner to this class and practice using it under the guidance of experienced UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteers.
 
(If you have a Presto dial-gauge canner, we'll also test the gauge.) We'll give you help sheets on how to use and maintain your pressure canner, and walk you through the entire pressure canning process. You'll leave with a jar of beautifully canned colored water as proof that your pressure canner works and you can use it.
 
Pressure canning opens up a fabulous world of broth, soups, meats, and vegetables that you can use in meals throughout the year. You've got a pressure canner; use it!
 
Note: if your pressure canner has a rubber gasket and rubber pressure plug, and they're old, we suggest ordering replacements before the class.
 
Check-in begins at 6:00 pm; workshop starts promptly at 6:30
 
Deadline to register is Friday, January 10, 2020.
 
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 
WHAT:  Deadline for Grant Applications
WHO:  Sacramento Perennial Plant Club Saul Wiseman Grants to Garden Projects of Nonprofit Organizations in Sacramento County
Each year the Sacramento Perennial Plant Club awards grants of up to $600 to nonprofit organizations for gardening projects located in Sacramento County. The purpose of the Saul Wiseman Grants is to promote gardening and horticultural activities with an emphasis on education, service, or enhancement to our community. Non-profit groups and schools within the County of Sacramento are encouraged apply. Applicants may request up to $600.  Visit the Sacramento Perennial Plant Club.org/grants web site for a grant application and photos of previous grant-funded projects.  Grant application deadline is January 15, 2020 and grants will be awarded in February 2020.  
 
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Thursday, January 16, 2020, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
UC Master Food Preservers and the the UC Master Gardeners of Napa County invite the community to join them for a public gardening workshop, "Citrus: Preserve it: Serve It".  This workshop will be held on  at the UCCE Meeting Room, 1710 Soscol Avenue, Napa. Check-in begins at 12:30  pm, workshop starts promptly at 1:00 pm.
At this workshop you will learn how to freeze, dehydrate and can a variety of citrus products through multiple live demonstrations, followed by suggestions on how to incorporate preserved citrus in your meals; sweet and savory uses, freeze & dehydrate, pie fillings and jams, jellies & marmalades.
Registration is preferred, space is limited. There is a charge of $15/person. Register online at http://ucanr.edu/citrus-jan-16 .  For more information contact Robin at (530) 621-5528 or email at rkcleveland@ucanr.edu.
 
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Saturday, Jan. 18  9am-Noon
Pruning Workshop
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Blvd (in Fair Oaks Park)
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
The Sacramento County Master Gardeners present a winter pruning clinic.
Hear presentations on pruning deciduous fruit trees, blueberries, cane berries, grape vines and roses.
The vineyard will feature cane and spur dormant pruning and discuss how to double prune grapes. Garden tools will be on display, plus demonstrations will be held on how to build and turn the compost pile.  In the vegetable garden learn about growing cool season vegetables.  The Herb area will introduce the 2020 herb of the year and share ideas for planning the herb garden.
Free. Located outside, rain or shine.
More info: 
http://sacmg.ucanr.edu/Fair_Oaks_Horticulture_Center/Workshop_Schedule/
0r call 916-875-6913
 
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Saturday, January 18, 9:00 am to Noon
Understanding and Improving Your Soil
 at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson
It's amazing how quickly you can improve your soil. Come to the class to learn how to evaluate your soil and bring it to life. Learn about the magic of compost, vermiculture, cover crops, and mulch. Take away basic guidelines for improving and maintaining a healthy living soil. Presented by the Amador County Master Gardeners.
 
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Saturday, January 18th 19 AM - 2 PM
Preserving Citrus - San Joaquin County UC Master Food Preservers
$25.00 
Do you have an abundance of citrus that you are wondering what to make with it and how you can enjoy it throughout the year? Join us on January 18th for our hands-on workshop. We will be making marmalade and other citrus products. You will get to learn how to make these recipes and take jars home to enjoy.
 Please call the University of CA Cooperative Extension at 209-953-6100 for more information.
 
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WHEN:  Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
WHAT:    Free Rose Pruning Workshop
WHERE:  Davis Central Park Gardens at corner of Third and B Street
DETAILS:  Yolo County Master gardeners will demonstrate pruning of roses and provide tips for healthy roses and integrated pest management.
 
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WHEN:  Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
WHAT:    Free Rose Pruning Workshop
WHERE:  Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Rd.
DETAILS:  A workshop by Yolo County Master Gardeners Maryellen Mackenzie and Janet Branaman will show how to encourage robust spring blooming and healthy plants.
 
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WHEN:  Sunday, January 19, 2020, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT:   Free Gardening Forum on Various Topics
WHERE:  Mary L. Stephens Library in Davis, at 315 14th Street, in the Children's Area Conference Room.
DETAILS:  Bring your questions and Yolo County Master Gardeners will provide answers and discuss winter projects, maintenance of your landscape, irrigation and mulching.
 
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Monday, January 20 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
First Congregational Church, 100 N Acacia Ave, Ripon, 95366
All About Roses & Preserving Citrus with the UC Master Food Preservers
This class will be taught by the San Joaquin County UC Master Gardeners and the UC Master Food Preservers. We will start off with seasonal rose maintenance and care and then switch gears to cover ways to preserve the abundance of citrus you may have in your yard right now.
RSVP: Space is limited at all of our free classes. Please call the University of CA Cooperative Extension at 209-953-6100 to reserve your seat and class materials.  
 
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WHEN;  Thursday, January 23, 7pm
WHAT:  Guest Speaker, Jennifer Jewell The Earth in Her Hands, at the Sacramento Perennial Plant Club meeting
WHERE:  Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816    
Guest speaker, Jennifer Jewell, creator and host of the weekly national award-winning, public radio program and podcast, Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History & the Human Impulse to Garden, will share a sneak preview of her upcoming book The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants. Since the beginning of time, man has been grounded to the earth, dependent on its plants and the natural world. Jennifer Jewell is a modern-day seer transmitted through the radio waves, internet and the printed word, her message extends far beyond those early people who huddled around the campfire. After the devastation and horrific loss of the Paradise fire, an event that forever changed her and her community; she offered words of solace and hope from lessons observed in nature. We looked up to truth seekers for guidance and wisdom to make sense of events and life's mysteries. 
The public is welcome.
 
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Saturday, January 25 9:00 am to Noon 
The Selection & Care of Roses, Including Heritage Roses
Learn the long history of rose cultivation, how to raise roses in the foothills, and how and when to prune them. Also learn about heritage roses, including propagation and a new heritage rose garden coming to Jackson.
at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson. Presented by the Amador County Master Gardeners
 
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Saturday, January 25th   9am-noon    
Location: Bethel-Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville                 
Spring and Summer Vegetables        
It's time to prepare the garden for warm season vegetables. Master Gardener Zack Dowell will discuss garden plant selection, planting times, site selection, soil preparation, proper seed planting techniques, and pest management. Don't miss this popular class!
Presented by the Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
 
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WHEN:  Saturday, January 25, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to Noon.
WHAT:  Free Woodland Year-Round Kitchen Gardening Workshop
WHERE:  Woodland Library, in the Leake Room, located at 250 1st Street.
DETAILS:  Yolo County Master Gardeners will discuss what to harvest from your winter garden for the home kitchen.  You will also learn about fruit tree selection and planting, and proper care of winter tools.
 
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WHEN:  Sunday, January 26, 2020, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT:  Free Year-Round Kitchen Gardening Workshop
WHERE:  Mary L. Stephens Library in Davis, at 315 14th Street, in the Children's Area Conference Room.
DETAILS:  This workshop covers winter planting and care of edible flowers, fruit trees, herbs and vegetables, and what you can harvest during the winter months.
 
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Tuesday, January 28th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
UC San Joaquin County Master Gardener Office - 2101 E. Earhart Ave. Stockton 95206
Home Orchard  Basics &endash; Whether you have 1 fruit tree or 10, we will cover seasonal chores you should be doing, general tree care, how to plant and prune and more.
RSVP: Space is limited at all of our free classes. Please call the University of CA Cooperative Extension at 209-953-6100 to reserve your seat and class materials.  
 
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Saturday, February 1, 9am
Fire Wise Landscaping
Do you want to create an attractive and fire-wise landscape? Did you know that many plants can be fire-wise that are not water-thirsty? Join Master Gardener Robin Stanley and Alice Cantelow and retired CAL FIRE Chief Deputy Director Mark Stanley to learn how to balance aesthetics and safety to increase the chances your property and home can withstand a wildfire. We will also be talking about the varieties of plants that are both fire resistant, water-conserving, and wildlife friendly.
Bethel-Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville. Presented by the El Dorado County Master Gardeners.
 
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Saturday, February 1, 9:00 am to Noon 
at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson
Introduction to Vegetable Gardening in the Foothills
Growing your own vegetables can be fulfilling and downright tasty! Join us to learn what vegetables grow well in the foothils and how best to care for them. The climate in the foothills is much different from other areas of California and gardeners need to consider more when planning their vegetable garden like temperature, water, soil quality, pests. This class will provide a great basis for planning and cultivating a productive and vibrant vegetable garden. Presented by the Amador County Master Gardeners.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
WHAT: UCCE Master Food Preservers of Sacramento County presents Boiling Water & Steam Canning Basics
COST: Free. No reservation necessary.
WHERE: UCCE Sacramento County, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento 95827
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmfp.ucanr.edu
UCCE Master Food Preserver Dennis Prendergast provides a basic introduction to safe boiling water and steam canning techniques. Learn how to can high-acid foods.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Open Garden at the Horticulture Center
WHERE: Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, CA  95628
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
 At 10 a.m., watch mini-demonstrations on:
Water Efficient Landscapes:  Getting ready for spring.
Orchard:  Late fruit tree pruning.
Herbs:  Preparing the herb garden for planting.
Vegetables:  Growing and caring for strawberries.
Vineyard:  Cane and spur dormant pruning demo.
 On-going:
Vegetables:  Growing cool season vegetables.
Compost:  Building, turning and harvesting compost.
Orchard:  Scion grafting; citrus fertilizing; peach leaf curl and brown rot diseases.
 Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the Ask the Master Gardeners table.  The Master Gardeners 2020 Gardening Guide and Calendar will be available for $10, including sales tax. 
 Located outside - rain or shine.
 
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - Citrus: From Tree to Table, Combo Class 
We will show you some ways to preserve your citrus by making marmalades, candied peel and flavored salts. 
Cost: Event is FREE
Time/Location: 9:00 am - 12 noon at the Cameron Park Community Center located at 2502 Country Club  Dr., Cameron Park, CA 
A presentation of the UCCE Master Food Preservers of Central Sierra, serving El Dorado, Amador and Calaveras Counties
 
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WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County present a Worm Composting Class
WHERE: UC Cooperative Extension, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento 95827
COST: $25 per person.  Space is limited:  registration required.
Registration information:  sacmg.ucanr.edu
 
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
 
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will teach the basics of worm composting:  how to care for worms, what to feed worms and how to construct a bin.  Worm composting is neat, easy and odorless, ideal for indoor or outdoor locations. Discover the benefits of being a Worm Wrangler and adopt your own worm bin and worms.  Educational materials, worms and bin included.
 
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Saturday, February 29, 2020 - Cheese Making, Make and Take Workshop 
Lasagna for dinner! Yes! Oh no, we don't have any cheese... In this Make and Take Workshop you will learn how to make mozzarella and ricotta cheese in time to use it for your lasagna dinner. It is a quick and easy process once you understand the basics.
Cost: $20.00 to cover supplies. Pre-registration is required. http://ucanr.edu/feb29-makentake Time/Location: 9:00 am - 12 noon at the Bethell-Delfino Agricultural Building located at 311 Fair Lane, 
Placerville, CA 
A presentation of the UCCE Master Food Preservers of Central Sierra, serving El Dorado, Amador and Calaveras Counties
 
 
 
 
 
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