Internet Resources and Partners
Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District: http://rcrcd.org
Western Municipal Water District: http://www.wmwd.org
UC Internet Resources
The UC Master Gardener Program is designed share science-based information with the public. In addition to our many Volunteers, the following resources provide the answers to many, if not most, of your questions.
The UC Master Gardener Program designed the California Garden Web to serve as a portal to organize and extend the University of California's vast collection of research-based information about gardening to the public. The California Garden Web focuses on sustainable gardening practices.
Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a process you can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. IPM can be used to manage all kinds of pests anywhere–in urban, agricultural, and wildland or natural areas.
When a home orchard is based on an understanding that it is, in fact, a living expression of genetics interacting with soils, weather, tree spacing, pests, and many other factors, then the outcome will likely be one of success.
Information on this website is about plants poisonous to people. Do not use the plant lists on this site to learn about safe or toxic plants for animals. Some links are provided on plants poisonous to animals.
Other University of California Web Resources
The following Internet sites are all part of the UC System and are maintained by several different campus departments. You will find authoritative information from UC Riverside, UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz.
Non-UC Internet Resources
The inclusion of external links does not constitute endorsement by the University of California of external sites or the information or services contained therein, nor is criticism implied of similar sites that are not mentioned. UCCE does not exercise any editorial control over the information found at external locations, and does not guarantee their accuracy or reliability.
California Academy of sciences - Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability - A guide to 128 species, provided by the Calif. Academy of Sciences. Look up by color, common or scientific name, or family.
California Native Plant Society - Information on plants native to CA with photos, and links to other native plant information.
California Rare Fruit Growers - Amateur fruit-growing organization with information to share.
Garden Watchdog - Reviews and ratings of over 3,000 gardening catalogs and vendors. Includes links to each company's website and e-mail address.
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) - Find a local certified arborist. Lots of good tree care information.
Landscapes Southern California Style – Waterwise demonstration garden and information on Waterwise Seminars and Events.
Plant Right - Plant Right was designed to be mindful of differences in major ecological zones where invasive plants are concerned.
What’s that bug? – Huge collection of insect information and pictures.