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Classes & Events

2020 UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County's Classes

1/18 Understanding and Improving Your Soil

It’s amazing how quickly you can improve your soil. Come to the class to learn how to evaluate your soil and bring it to life. Learn about the magic of compost, vermiculture, cover crops, and mulch. Take away basic guidelines for improving and maintaining a healthy living soil.

9:00 am to Noon
Location: Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson


1/25 The Selection & Care of Roses including Heritage Roses

Learn the long history of rose cultivation, how to raise roses in the foothills, and how and when to prune them. Also learn about heritage roses, including propagation and a new heritage rose garden coming to Jackson.

9:00 am to Noon
Location: Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson


2/1 Introduction to Vegetable Gardening in the Foothills

Growing your own vegetables can be fulfilling and downright tasty! Join us to learn what vegetables grow well in the foothils and how best to care for them. The climate in the foothills is much different from other areas of California and gardeners need to consider more when planning their vegetable garden like temperature, water, soil quality, pests. This class will provide a great basis for planning and cultivating a productive and vibrant vegetable garden.

9:00 am to Noon
Location: Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson


2/15 Grafting Backyard Fruit Trees

Our dormant season (late winter to early spring) is a wonderful time to expand the options in your fruit orchard. Join our instructors as they demonstrate how to graft different varieties of fruit trees to provide an abundant, varied crop. Graft scions will be available for participants to take and try.

9:00 am to Noon
Location: Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson


3/7 Small Space Gardening Styles: raised beds, square-foot gardens & straw bales

Come learn how you can grow herbs, flowers, and vegetables in smaller areas like side yards or decks. Raised beds allow you to grow in areas with poor soils or in a variety of containers. Square foot gardens show what you can grow in a single square foot using a special soil blend. Gardening in straw bales will give you a built-in medium that can be located and relocated from year to year anywhere you have a sunny location.

Master Gardeners will share the pros and cons of these small space gardening solutions.

9:00 am to Noon
Location: Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson


3/28 Growing Backyard Berries

Blue berries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and more! Master Gardeners will discuss what berries will grow best in your backyard, and how to best care for them. They'll discuss pruning, pests, cultivation, weather tolerance. 9:00 am to Noon

Location: Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson