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

Reading Your Water Meter & Lawn Removal Advice

By John Smith and Eve Werner, Butte County Master Gardener, June 19, 2015
Reducing our water usage is even more important now that Governor Jerry Brown has issued an executive order to reduce urban water use. California Water Service Company (Cal Water) customers in Chico, for example, must reduce their overall water use by 32% from the amount they used in 2013. An important tool in helping us conserve water is the water meter... Read about your water meter.


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 June

Gridley Farmers’ Market
June 2, 5:00–8:00pm

Gridley Farmers’ Market
June 16, 5:00–8:00pm

Paradise Farmers' Market
June 16, 7:30am–12:00pm

Chico Farmers' Market
June 20, 7:30am to 12:30pm

Downtown Oroville Farmer's Market
June 24, 4–8pm

Gridley Farmers’ Market
June 30, 5:00–8:00pm


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.



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 at local Farmers’ Markets or at one of our informational booths. Check out where we'll be on the Events page.

What’s Hot at the Hotline?
How can I control the slugs eating my lettuce/basil/marigolds?  Answer.


Gardening Tips and Guides

Gardening Tips for June—additional tips just added

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


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