- Author: Anne E Schellman
Giving Tuesday is next week! Please join us in this opportunity to give to your local Stanislaus County Master Gardener Program. On Tuesday, November 30, 2022, we are kicking off a day of giving to raise funds for two exciting gardens, the Sensory Garden and the Pollinator Garden.
Where will the gardens be located?
The gardens will be located on the east and west sides of the Stanislaus Building at the Ag Center*. The gardens will be used as an outdoor classroom for upcoming classes and workshops and be open to the public every day of the week.
The Sensory Garden
Our Master Gardener volunteers are designing this garden that borders the walkway of the Stanislaus Building. They've chosen plants you can see, touch, hear, and feel. Plants will be labeled, so if you see any you want to add to your garden, you can make a note of it. In addition, the garden will include a water feature and benches where you can sit, relax, and enjoy.
The Pollinator Garden
Thanks to a generous donation from the West Stanislaus Resource Conservation District, we have a head-start on creating our Pollinator Garden! We plan to install a pollinator garden inspired by plants suggested for hedgerows to showcase plants farmers can use along their property. Hedgerows provide food for pollinators, help keep dust levels low, and create privacy. The garden will also include the larval food plants for pollinators like the endangered monarch butterfly.
Where We Are & Our Goal
How You Can Help
We appreciate any amount you can give. Our parent organization, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, has matching funds to give if we meet one of their donation challenges, we can earn an additional $500 for our project! Only gifts made by online/credit card donations on the day of the event qualify for the prizes.
Now is a great time to make a tax-deductible donation to our organization! Please consider how you can help. Follow our fund raising progress on Facebook, Instagram and twitter @UCMGStanislaus.
UCCE Stanislaus County Master Gardener Program
*3800 Cornucopia Way, Ste A
Modesto, CA 95358