Cool Season Gardening
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Sponsor: UC Master Gardener Program of Alameda County

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Don't put away your gardening tools just yet!  The Bay Area has the perfect climate for cool-season gardening. Learn about what you can grow, how to prepare your soil, and how to protect your cool-season garden from pests.

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Speaker Bio:

UC Master Gardener Susan Fritz was born and raised in the Central San Joaquin Valley on one of the agricultural research stations of the University of California where her dad was Superintendent. She was surrounded by orange groves from an early age and she was especially fond of ornamental gardening as a child.

After graduating from high school she pursued a degree in Food Science from the University of California at Davis and subsequently worked at Contadina Foods in Riverbank near Modesto for 3 years and then at the Blommer Chocolate Company in Union City for 24 years.

While living in Newark, she met her husband, Dave and they moved into a home in Fremont where there were 6 raised beds in the back yard. From then on, it has been an adventure learning about how to grow vegetables, herbs, and berries!

Susan became a Master Gardener in May of 2014 and has led the Speaker’s Bureau for 5 of those 6 years. She enjoys teaching the public about gardening and how they can improve the methods they use to make them more sustainable.