Marin Master Gardeners
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Marin Master Gardeners

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Marin County Fair ~ July 3-7, 2019

Over The Moon About Mediterranean Climate Plants From Around The World

2019 Fair
Come and visit Marin Master Gardeners at the Marin County Fair. On display will be plants from and information about each of the five Mediterranean Climate regions of the world (of which we are one).

Come, listen & learn. All talks begin at 1:30
at the UC Marin Master Gardeners Booth:

Wednesday, July 3 - Low-water, Drought-tolerant Plants
Thursday, July 4 - Your Marin Mediterranean Climate Garden
Friday, July 5 - Compost
Saturday, July 6 - Succulents
Sunday, July 7 - Your Marin Mediterranean Climate Garden

Why become a Marin Master Gardener?


Are you interested in lifelong learning?  Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge of good gardening practices with home gardeners?  Do you love to garden?  And do you like volunteering in your community?  Read on to learn how to become a Marin Master Gardener...

To Till Or Not To Till, That Is The Question

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One of the most important qualities to develop in our soil is structure. Soil structure refers to how particles of soil are grouped together into aggregates. They are cemented or bound together by physical, chemical, and biological processes. A soil with good structure provides pore space for air and drainage. One way to develop good structure is to minimize tilling.  Read on to learn how to improve your soil structure... 

Dry Season Water Conservation

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As the weather warms and our rainy season ends, it’s time to think about how to keep plants hydrated while conserving water. Read on for advice...

Irrigation Tips

Yikes, Yellowjackets!

Yellowjackets
While yellowjackets can play a positive role in home gardens when they feed on caterpillars and grubs, they are unwelcome visitors when we sit down to enjoy an outdoor backyard barbeque. Learn more about these wasps and their habits, as well as suggestions to control them...

Growing Edibles with Less Water

Dry Season is Fire Season

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Following the 2017 Northern California fires, Sonoma Master Gardeners created resources to help residents plan for firewise landscaping and fire resistant plants.  

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Gael’s Edible Gardening Tidbits...

...From Marin Master Gardener Gael Perrin

Gael’s Edible Gardening Tidbits
Choose Your Edible Garden Site: planning guide for planting by season in Marin. UCCE Marin Master Gardener Gael Perrin concludes her series on edible gardens with a planning guide for planting by season. She includes information on seeding and transplanting, average days to maturity, spacing between plants and rows, and a suggestion for how many plants to grow for four people.  

See the Planning Guide here.

Tour a Marin Garden

Reducing Pesticides in Your Garden

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Rule #2 — Plant A Healthy Garden
Planting a variety of flowering plants that bloom throughout the spring and summer can reduce the number of garden pests. Many commonly available plants— including drought tolerant plants—attract beneficial insects that feed on pests you don’t want around! Read on to learn more...

Coddling Moth—Time for Prevention

Coddling Moth
No one likes to find a “worm” when they bite into a fresh apple. Successful management of these insidious pests needs to start as soon as apples appear.  Read on for ways to reduce the problem...

Seeing Spots?

Powdery Mildew on Bean Leaf
If you’ve got white spots on your plants, there’s a good chance that it’s powdery mildew, a common, unsightly garden fungus that affects a wide variety of ornamentals and edibles. There is a common misconception that powdery mildew requires moist conditions. On the contrary, it typically proliferates in warm and dry areas such as those found throughout Marin.  Read on to learn more...

Opportunity Fund

UC Marin Master Gardeners are grateful for a tax-deductible donation to support our program.

Got garden questions? Ask a Master Gardener...

VISIT: UCCE Master Gardener Help Desk
1682 Novato Boulevard, Suite 150-B
Novato, CA 94947
          CALL: (415) 473-4204
EMAIL: HelpDesk@MarinMG.org


Seasonal Farmers Markets open in May.  Visit a Master Gardener Help Desk at your local Farmers Market.  Click here for the schedule.

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The mission of the Marin Master Gardeners is to extend research based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices to Marin residents.

Webmaster Email: banielsen@ucanr.edu