Butte County Master Gardeners
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Butte County Master Gardeners

Butte County Master Gardeners

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Now Available!

Butte County Gardening Guide and Three-year Journal

Compiled and edited by the Butte County Master Gardeners. Find out how the Guide can help you with your yard and garden.

Just $25 (includes sales tax)

Available at Master Gardener booths at farmers markets throughout Butte County, and the Patrick Ranch Gift Store (sales tax not included at Patrick Ranch).

Master Gardener Training program starts January 19

Learn more about the program by visiting our Join us page or attend one of our free orientations at Butte County Libraries.

Download the Master Gardener application.

Application must be received by 5pm on September 30.


What's New

What's Growing On

Gardening Help

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Real Dirt Blog

Edible Extras: Don’t Throw It Away If You Can Eat It!

By Billie Parish, Butte County Master Gardener, July 31, 2015

Each year, the U.S. throws away between 30% and 40% of the food produced for human consumption (over $162 billion worth). Roughly 20% of the total volume of waste sent to landfills is food. If you have tended a vegetable garden, then you are probably well aware of the amount of water, labor and money that is required to produce your food. And, while it is certainly commendable to compost your food and plant scraps, reducing the waste is even better.... Read about Editable Extras.


Water-Wise Gardening

Visit our Drought and Water-Wise Gardening section for up-to-date information on how to save water in your home and yard.

Where to find us in August

Gridley Farmers’ Market
August 11, 5:00–8:00pm

Chico Farmers' Market
August 15, 7:30am to 12:30pm

Paradise Farmers' Market
August 18, 7:30am–12:00pm

Downtown Oroville Farmer's Market
August 26, 4–8pm



Master Gardener workshops will resume in the fall.


Help Us Grow

Master Gardeners is a self-funded volunteer organization. If you'd like to help fund our educational programs, please fill out and mail in our Master Gardeners Donation Form. We also accept donations of goods and services.


Call the Hotline

Wednesday 9-12pm
Thursday 1-4pm

Call 530-538-7201

Or, drop by the Butte County Cooperative Extension Office
2279-B Del Oro Avenue 
Oroville, CA 95965


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.


Gardening Tips and Guides

What's Hot Now?
Q: What causes oak trees to suddenly drop large limbs in the summer?  Answer.

Gardening Tips for August

Vegetable Planting Guides
Chico Valley Area (pdf)
Foothills (pdf)


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