Butte County Master Gardeners
Where to Find Us
We're available to help with your gardening problems at these events. Find out what to bring to get the best answers.
Chico Farmers Market
Paradise Farmers Market
Oroville Farmers Market
Classes & Workshops
Workshops are located at the Demonstration Garden at Patrick Ranch (10381 Midway, Durham), and are limited to 25 participants (unless otherwise noted) Registration is required. For more information, or to register visit Workshops. Download the workshop flyer (pdf).
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)—Demystified (NEW)
Composting and Vermicomposting (worm composting)
Demo Garden Orchard Pruning
Building Compost Bins
Year-round Fruit Tree Care (NEW)
Call the Hotline
Wednesday 9-12 pm
Or, drop by the Butte County Cooperative Extension Office
Catch us in person
Look for us at local Farmers Markets or at one of our informational booths. Check out where we'll be on the Events page.
What's Hot Now
Visit our Drought and Water-Wise Gardening section for up-to-date information on how to save water in your home and yard.
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Gardening Guide Available
Compiled and edited by the Butte County Master Gardeners. Find out how the Guide can help you with your yard and garden. All proceeds from the guide go to the Demonstration Garden at Patrick Ranch and other Master Gardener community outreach projects in Butte County.
Available at the Chico and Paradise Farmers Markets at the Spring Fever booth, the Patrick Ranch Gift Store, Magnolia Gift and Garden, ABC Books, Little Red Hen, and the Butte County Cooperative Extension Office.
The Real Dirt Blog
Saving the Seeds of Your Summer Vegetables
By Barbara Ott, Butte County Master Gardener, September 23, 2016. The abundance from summer vegetable gardens is extended through the winter and beyond by methods of canning, freezing and drying. But you can also give your summer vegetables a longer life span by saving their seeds. It's...
Demonstration Garden Blog
Floppy Flower Phenomenon
We did it! We finally got through the deadheading and the pruning of all the gardens that that applies to. I have to tell you that this is a very hard time for a garden and its admirers. Spring comes in with a blast of blossoms in what seems like a blink. Then a month later, we're talking about...