April in Sonoma County
UCCE Sonoma is committed to helping our community rebuild.
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Growing a Thriving Vegetable Garden with Less Water
The Food Gardening Specialists (FGS) of the UCCE Sonoma Master Gardeners are excited to present water-wise food gardening strategies. Given our hot, dry summers along with the prediction of extended drought, we can’t afford to waste a drop. This video demonstrates how home and community gardeners can grow a thriving vegetable garden with less water. In addition, this video is complemented by a planting scheme and a drip system instruction and shopping list that reflect the 4x8-foot demonstration vegetable bed in the video. Click here for these documents along with additional helpful documents for food gardening with less water.
Ask a Master Gardener
Questions and Answers from the Helpline
Master Gardener-staffed Help Desks are located
at Sonoma County Farmers' Markets and Fairs
Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by the UC Davis Cooperative Extension.
Sonoma County Master Gardeners will provide environmentally sustainable, science-based horticultural information to all of Sonoma County’s population. We strive for diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our organization.
UCCE Farm Advisor: Stephanie Larson, County Director
SCMG Coordinator: Mimi Enright
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|Growing Perennial Vegetables and Small Fruits -Rincon||4/21/2018|
|Lessons Learned from My Garden - Guerneville||4/28/2018|
|Supermarket Orchids Survival Class - Sonoma||4/28/2018|
Don't Miss This April 21 Sale!
Sundays with Sue
By SCMG Sue Lovelace
Updated: April 15, 2018
The time is getting close to plant our tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, beans and other warm weather vegetables. The plant sale at Harvest For The Hungry garden in Santa Rosa is next week, on the 21st. As you probably know, the garden furnishes multiple food banks with tons of produce each year. This year, I am depending on this sale to furnish my garden with lots of healthy, warm weather starts. The list of tomato varieties is amazing! I was so wrapped up in growing my micro greens in the greenhouse, that I seeded very few warm weather vegetables. This garden has allowed Master Gardeners to bring in insect houses, bird feeders and lovely container gardens to sell, as well. I also want to mention the Santa Rosa Garden Club sale just a block away, as their generosity in the form of grants to various schools, community gardens, and other organizations is a result of this sale and other fundraising efforts.
Enjoy your Sunday and your week. More rain coming!
“To garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn, actress and gardener
Master Gardeners in Print
The Garden Doctors
Dana Lozano & Gwen Kilchherr, The Press Democrat
Webmasters: Kim Roche, Stan Pawlak
Website Editor: Penny Fink
Food Gardening Editor: Stephanie Wrightson
Staff Photographers and Videographers:
Cie Cary, Electra de Peyster,
Coby Lafayette-Kelleher, Laura Salo Long