What Can You Grow?
If you haven't grown vegetables during fall, you may be wondering, "What vegetables grow during fall?" The answer is, “plenty!” Asparagus, artichoke, broccoli, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, mustard greens, lettuce, spinach, and Swiss chard (just to name a few) do great during cool weather. You can even start strawberry plants!
We hope to see you at one of our classes. Pick up free radish and carrot seeds in addition to a handout to get your garden started. As you'll see, our first class is offered in Spanish, the second is in English. Please help us get the word out!
Spanish Fall Vegetable Gardening Class/Clase de Jardinería de Otoño
Estamos felices de ofrecer una clase en español. (We are excited to offer our first ever class in Spanish!)
Cuándo: Wednesday, August 24, 2021 6:00-7:30 p.m./ miércoles 25 de agosto de 2021 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Dónde: Centro agrícola del condado de Stanislaus, Harvest Hall. 3800 Cornucopia Way, Ste. A, Modesto, 95358.
Instructora: Jacqueline Vasquez Mendoza
¿Preguntas? Correo electrónico Jvasquezmendoza@ucanr.edu
English Fall Vegetable Gardening Class
We are happy to be presenting again in person on this topic!
When: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: Harvest Hall at the Agricultural Center at the corner of Crows Landing and Service Road in Modesto. 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA 95358.
Instructors: Master Gardeners Rho Yare and Ted Hawkins
Questions: call (209) 525-6862
Sign Up online: http://ucanr.edu/fallvegs/2022
You can watch the class on our YouTube channel, http://ucanr.edu/youtube/ucmgstanislaus and follow along using a handout from our Classes and Workshops page https://ucanr.edu/sites/stancountymg/Classes/.
One of our volunteers, Denise Godbout-Avant, filmed a short video showing how much of our earth's water is fresh, and how much is available for people to use. This is a fascinating and eye-opening example you will not want to miss. Watch it here:
Native (Bee) Pollinators
Take a quiz on your knowledge of native bee pollinators, learn about the three types of pollinator nesting, and see examples of what types of plants pollinators prefer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOGDSNJJoh8&t=6s
Planting for Pollinators
Learn about the local native bee pollinators and hummingbirds you might see in your backyard, and what kind of plants they prefer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naL3BM5aP-s&t=5s
Butterflies in Your Garden
Find out how to have more butterflies in your garden, by learning which plants are required for butterflies to complete their lifecycle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHXSdtxicII&t=6s
Download the handouts from any of our classes by visiting our Classes and Workshops web page at https://ucanr.edu/sites/stancountymg/Classes/
- Author: Roxanne Campbell
The goal is to create a place to invite the community to visit and observe different types of gardens, learn from hands-on classes and workshops, or to simply come out to enjoy a beautiful space. We also envision school children coming to see examples of pollinator plants, vegetable gardens, and fruit trees, too.
The Learning Landscape can also be a place where Master Gardeners are trained. In May, a small group of us gathered for the first outdoor class by former Horticulture Advisor Ed Perry. He demonstrated how to properly stake a tree. We learned a lot more seeing a demonstration than we did learning from a PowerPoint presentation! This class was a success and will be followed by others in the future.
Or, you can send a check made out to "UC Regents" to 3800 Cornucopia Way, Ste A, Modesto, CA 95358.
- Author: Anne E Schellman
The UCCE Stanislaus County Master Gardener Program started in late 2018, and since then we've taught in-person and now online classes on topics like water conservation, growing herbs or vegetables, pollinator gardening, composting with worms, and many others. We hope these classes inspired you to save water, use plants to attract pollinators, and grow healthy food.
As of July, our program has taught 55 people how to become volunteers! Perhaps you've met one of our Master Gardeners at a local farmers market, the Stanislaus County fair, or other outdoor event. You may have spoken to them when you called, emailed, or visited our help desk with a question. We strive to answer your gardening and pest management questions with University research-based solutions in a timely and friendly manner.
Has our program helped you solve a pest management problem, provided you with information on helpful topics through classes, or answered your gardening questions through email or a phone conversation?
If so, we hope you will consider donating on Big Dig Day on June 5, 2020. Your donation goes directly to support our local program.
To donate, visit https://ucanr.blackbaud-sites.com/MasterGardener and scroll to the bottom of the page to select the Stanislaus County Master Gardener Program. You can donate anytime. The campaign ends June 5 at midnight.
We thank you in advance for your support!