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Plants for Late Fall/Winter Color

Greenhouse Tomatoes in the Fall/Winter
Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

Sacramento Area Planting Guide for Flower and Vegetable Seeds

Asian Citrus Psyllid Info and Video

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

Vegetable Planting Calendar

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

 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
The Drought and Your Garden

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

 

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.
New Podcast links for Itunes 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. 20: Phil Pursel - Dave Wilson Nursery: "Winter Fruit Tree Care".; Robert Kourik, garden writer: "Choosing Bare Root Fruit Trees"

Jan. 27: Roger Snell, arborist: "Trees and Storms"

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

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. 18, 2019)

Avg. evapotranspiration rate this past week : .18-.22" valley; .27-.39" foothills.

Soil Temperature: 50-51 (F) valley. 49 (F) low foothills. 46 (F) upper foothills.

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, 2018-Jan. 18, 2019:

Chill Hours: 434-529 valley; 613-735 foothills. Chill Portions: 41-46 valley; 51-53 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
WHEN: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-Noon
WHAT: Free Pruning Workshop 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
Master Gardeners will demonstrate winter pruning of deciduous fruit trees, blueberries, cane berries, grape vines and landscape trees.  Discover how herbs enhance landscapes.  Green thumbs can shine in small yards; learn how!  Bring your gardening questions to the Ask the Master Gardener table.
 
The Master Gardeners 2019 Gardening and Preserving Guide and Calendars will be available for $10, including sales tax.
 
Located outside &endash; rain or shine.
 
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Saturday, January 19, 9-noon
 GSA building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson
  
Bare Dirt to Garden Oasis
Have you just moved into a brand-new home or an existing one where the landscape plants are lacking or inappropriate for life in the foothills?  Not sure what to do about it or where to start? 
Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on January 19 for their free Public Education class, "Bare Dirt to Garden Oasis". 
 
This class will provide relevant resources and ideas for bringing your property to life. Methods and materials used in garden design and planning for beautiful, resilient, water-wise landscaped areas will be presented. Hand-outs will be available. The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. 
 
For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu.  Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador   
 
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WHEN:   Saturday, January 19th - .from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
WHAT:    PRUNING GRAPE VINES
WHERE:  Woodland Community College, Building 400, at 2300 E. Gibson Rd., Woodland
This is a fun, free workshop presented by UCCE Master Gardener Doug Mackenzie.  You will learn proper pruning methods for grape vines, and about pest management.  Bring your own clippers or mini-loppers and stay after the workshop to practice pruning vines in the demonstration garden. 
 
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WHEN:    Saturday, January 19th - from 11:00 to Noon
WHAT:    PRUNING WORKSHOP
WHERE::     Central Park Gardens, located at the corner of Third & B Streets in Davis
UCCE Yolo County Master Gardeners will host this workshop on pruning fruit trees and shrubs.  You will learn about pruning tools and how to prune for improving the form of the tree or shrub.  Proper pruning will create a better yield from your fruit trees.
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WHEN:     SUNDAY, January 20th - from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT:      GARDENING QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
WHERE:    Mary L. Stephens Davis Library at 315 E. 14th St., Davis, Children's Conference Room
Learn from UCCE Yolo County Master Gardeners about planning winter projects, maintenance, what to plant now, and irrigation and mulching.  Come ask your gardening questions.
 
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WHEN:     Saturday, January 26th - from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
WHAT:     FREE FLOWER ARRANGING CLASS
WHERE:   Davis United Methodist Church at 1620 Anderson Rd., Davis
Tips on creating table arrangements will be presented at this workshop, and flowers will be provided for participants to make their own beautiful creation.  Please bring your own clippers and vase to take home your arrangement.
 
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Thursday, January 24   7:00 PM
Sacramento Perennial Plant Club
Anamaria Pasquiers presents A Vision of Paradise.  Pasquiers amused herself with vines, flowers, and harvesting fruit as she grew up in a Mexican village.  She lost her vision by age three, but pursued an education in in Botany and Ornamental Horticulture  at Cal Poly and UC Berkeley.  She has worked as a landscape and irrigation design consultant. The public is welcome.
Shepard Garden and Arts Center
3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento 95816
916-823-5500
 
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Saturday, January 26, 9-noon
GSA building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson
 
Raising Roses in the Foothills 
 
 plan on attending the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County Public Education class "Raising Roses in the Foothills" on Saturday, January 26, 2019.
 
 Master Gardeners at this class will present detailed information about the most popular types of roses which can be grown in a landscape or garden setting in Amador County and how to propagate a rose from a growing tip.  Best practices for maintenance of your roses, throughout the year, including planting, irrigating, fertilizing, and pruning will be covered as well as managing common rose diseases and pests with IPM, (Integrated Pest Management) strategies. T
 
he class will also feature an update on the Heritage Rose Garden, a Master Gardener project in progress at the Amador Community Garden. Handouts will be available. 
 
The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. 
 
For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu.  Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador  
 
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WHEN:      Sunday, January 27th - from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT:       YEAR ROUND KITCHEN GARDENING PROGRAM
WHERE:     Mary L. Stephens Davis Library at 315 E. 14th St., Davis, in the Children's Conference Room
UCCE Master Gardeners of Yolo County will discuss cleaning garden tools, planting bare root fruit trees and winter vegetables, and harvesting citrus, winter greens and herbs.  This is a monthly event that includes tips for creating an edible garden.
 
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WHEN: Friday, February 1, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free "Backyard Composting 101"
WHERE: Carmichael Park Community Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael, CA  95608
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will teach how to turn yard waste and vegetable/fruit waste into "gardener's gold".  A class on the basics of composting will include setting up a compost bin, types of compost bins and tips for success.
 
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Saturday, February 2, from 10AM -1PM.
The UCCE Tuolumne County Master Gardeners will be holding the First Open Garden Day of the year at the Demonstration Garden on Saturday, February 2, from 10AM &endash; 1PM.  The Demonstration Garden is located at 251 S. Barretta Street in Sonora, (Cassina High School Campus.)  Open Garden Days are held on the first Saturday of the month, from February through November, rain or shine.
This month we will discuss Fruit Tree Pruning, Preparing a Bare Root Tree for Planting and Getting your Soil in Shape for Spring & Summer Planting.  Discussion starts at 10:30am.
 When the garden is not open, home gardening assistance is offered by UCCE Master Gardeners through the help line at: 209-533-5912.  You can also fill out our "Ask a Master Gardener" online form, or email your question to us at mgtuolumne@ucdavis.edu.
Proceeds from plant sales support the UCCE Master Gardeners' education programs and maintenance of the Demonstration Garden. For additional details contact the UC Cooperative Extension office at (209) 533-5695 or visit the UC Cooperative Extension website: http://cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu/
 
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Tuesday, February 5th,  6pm
The UCCE Tuolumne County Master Gardeners will host a presentation by Cathy Scott at their General Meeting on Tuesday, February 5th, beginning at 6pm at the Senior Center, 540 Greenley Road, Sonora.  Her presentation will be on "Soils."  Cathy is a Soil Scientist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, an Agency of the USDA.
The public is welcome to attend the free presentation. 
For additional details contact the UC Cooperative Extension office at (209) 533-5695 or visit the UC Cooperative Extension website: http://cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu/
 
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WHEN: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at Florin Certified Farmers Market
WHERE: 5901 Florin Road, Sacramento 95823
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden?  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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Date: Sat. February 9, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM  -12:00 PM
Contact:  209-223-6857
Sponsor: UCCE Master Food Preservers-Amador/Calaveras
Location: Amador County GSA Building 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson
CITRUS
Learn how to can, dehydrate and freeze citrus so you can use it throughout the year in your family's meals. See how you can use almost all parts of citrus by making marmalades, jellies, jams, curds, candied citrus peel, preserved peels, citrus salt, powdered citrus peel, and edible potpourri. Get tips and tricks to make your frozen citrus maintain top quality in the freezer. Throughout the class you'll receive suggestions on how to incorporate preserved citrus in meals. You'll leave with lots of recipes and ideas to try on your own at home.
Save a seat: Register for this free class at http://ucanr.edu/feb9_mfpclass. (Walk-ins welcome)
 
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WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Workshop 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 10:00 a.m., the UCCE Master Gardeners will host mini-talks on:
Annual and perennial herbs
Cane pruning grapes
Building a hot compost pile
Demonstrations through-out the morning:
Pruning fruit trees and ornamental grasses; Starting new berry plants by tip rooting cane berries and layering blueberries; Planning for late winter and early spring vegetables; Dividing and transplanting strawberry crowns;  Bring your gardening questions to the Ask the Master Gardener table.
 The Master Gardeners 2019 Gardening and Preserving Guide and Calendars will be available for $10, including sales tax.
 Located outside &endash; rain or shine.
 
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Sat-Sun. Feb. 9-10 10am-4pm
Sacramento Weavers & Spinners Guild Open House & Sale
Shepherd Garden and Arts Center
3330 McKinley Blvd.
Sacramento
"Fiber Artistry" featuring weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, basketry, displays, raffles, Navajo weaving, demonstrations.
 
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San Joaquin Co. Master Gardeners/Master Food Preservers
Lodi Library Garden Presentations, 10-1130am, 201 W. Locust St. Lodi
 
Mon. Feb. 11: "All about Camellias and Gardenias"
Mon. Mar. 11: "Summer Vegetable Garden"
 
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Sat. Feb 16, 9-noon
"Grafting Backyard Fruit Trees" 
Interested in improving the quality and variety of fruit trees in your backyard orchard? Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for this timely class on grafting methods you can use on fruit trees in your home orchard. Local Master Gardeners will present a hands-on clinic covering a variety of grafting techniques for home gardeners. Whip, tongue and cleft grafts will be demonstrated and practiced. Bud grafts will also be discussed. Learn how to grow a fruit salad tree. A variety of fruit tree scions may be available for participants to take home. Handouts will be available.
 
The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. All classes are held in the GSA building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson from 9am to Noon. For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu.  Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador 
   
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WHEN: Thursday, February 21, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at Florin Certified Farmers Market
WHERE: 5901 Florin Road, Sacramento 95823
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden?  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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Sat. February 23, 2019 9-noon
"Bloomin" in Amador County 
 With just a little "know how" you can enjoy flowers blooming in your garden and landscape throughout the year. Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for their free Public Education class, "Bloomin' in Amador County" on Saturday, February 23, 2019 for information on planning various types of colorful gardens suitable for local soils and microclimates. Learn which plants to grow in order to insure year-round color in your garden as well as provide resources for beneficial insects inhabiting your landscape. The Master Gardeners will provide details on selection, care and maintenance of appropriate, colorful, annual and perennial flowering plants including succulents, shrubs and trees. Handouts will be available. 
The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. All classes are held in the GSA building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson from 9am to Noon.
For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu.  Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador    
 
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WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHAT: UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County presents "Worm Composting"
WHERE: UC Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento 95827
COST: $25 includes worm bin, worms and educational materials.
Space limited; pre-registration is required.
Registration information:   sacmg.ucanr.edu/Special_Events
 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 select 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.
 
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Date: Saturday, February 23
Sustainable Organic Gardening Workshop
Time:8:30 am -3:00pm
Place: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA
Tired of the high cost of fresh vegetables?  Learn how to develop a garden that conserves water, is free from wasteful chemical additives, and provides your family with a fun hobby and nutritious food.
 We'll be sharing about....
-Sustainable Soil
-Composting
-Beneficial Plants & Insects
-Food Preservation
$25 includes handouts, samples, and a light bag lunch with cold drink
Register by Feb 9
http://ucanr.edu/sustainable-organic-gardening
 
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Thursday, February 28   7:00 PM
Sacramento Perennial Plant Club
Anita Clevenger presents Plant Adventures in South Africa. Her presentation will showcase the desert blooms and interesting plants of Western Cape.  Clevenger is a Lifetime (Platinum Level) Master Gardener and author of a monthly garden column for Inside Publication.  She has been a volunteer and the Old City Cemetery rose garden for years where she is now the curator and manager.  The public is welcome.  
Shepard Garden and Arts Center
3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento 95816
916-823-5500
 
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WHEN: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHAT: Free "Backyard Composting 101"
WHERE: ACC Senior Services, 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento, CA  95831
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will teach how to turn yard waste and vegetable/fruit waste into "gardener's gold".  A class on the basics of composting will include setting up a compost bin, types of compost bins and tips for success.
 
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WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at Florin Certified Farmers Market
WHERE: 5901 Florin Road, Sacramento 95823
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden?  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at Florin Certified Farmers Market
WHERE: 5901 Florin Road, Sacramento 95823
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden?  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County presents
"The Basics of Backyard Composting"
WHERE: UC Cooperative Extension, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento 95827
COST: $10 per person.  Space limited; pre-registration required.
Registration information:        sacmg.ucanr.edu/Special_Events
 For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
It is easy and fun to recycle your fruit and vegetable scraps, leaves, and plant cuttings into compost!  Composting provides rewarding results with little physical effort.  When added to your soil it helps retain moisture resulting in a lower water bill.  Use it to prevent soil erosion, to suppress weeds and to loosen clay and compacted soils.
 The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will provide a hands-on demonstration on how to build an active compost pile.  You will learn about the different methods for composting and find out if "Hot" composting is the right choice for you.  Class participants will receive a free compost bin and educational materials.
 
 
 
 
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