Butte County Master Gardeners
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)
Master Gardener Training program starts January 19
Download the Master Gardener application.
Application must be received by 5pm on September 30.
What's Growing On
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.
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
Chico Farmers' Market
Paradise Farmers' Market
Downtown Oroville Farmer's Market
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
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.
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