UCCE Master Gardener Program of Riverside County
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UCCE Master Gardener Program of Riverside County


Garden Views Newsletters

The Garden Views newsletter is published monthly, September through June, by UC Cooperative Extension, Riverside County, Master Gardeners. All reporters are Master Gardeners or Master Gardeners-in-training.

Garden Views

Issues Articles Type Date Added
Nov-Dec 2020 Garden Views (3,063KB)

November/December 2020 - In this issue: Volunteer Opportunity at Sunnylands; Training Class; Fun Flowering Plant; Children’s and School Gardens; Mernell Wong Remembered; Tribute to the Adamsons; #GivingTuesday; Our Earliest Gardeners, American Indians; Membership Committee Email Alert; Novel Vegetable Plantings; Desert Bloom at the Coachella Valley Preserve; Two Exotic Houseplants; Master Gardener Milestones; Holiday Leftovers Recipe; Desert Volunteer Opportunities; In Memoriam—Brenda Costantino; Thanksgiving Christmas Cacti?; Master Gardener News.

PDF 11/25/20
September-October 2020 Garden Views (2,975KB)

In this issue: Grow Lab harvest; how plants prevent infection by closing pores; garden shopping in Los Algodones, Mexico; county-wide MG training class by Zoom; a cookie recipe using a plant from a neglected garden; the California Sister butterfly; West County Helpline query about Bermudagrass; honoring platinum badge holder Ann Platzer, fire-safe landscaping; in-person MG volunteer opportunities; and Fall activities at Children and School Gardens. 

PDF 10/8/20
July August 2020 Garden Views (3,204KB)

In this issue: Atypical graduations for the West County and Desert; Master Gardener Milestones; new officers elected to the Advisory Boards; Interview with Platinum Badge Member, Ottillia Bier; Ottillia Bier shares a memorable letter received for her newspaper; Master Gardener volunteering with the Women, Infants, and Children Program; study of tree longevity and update on the smoketree; eastward move of Desert MG, Brenda Costantino; Janet Hartin shares preliminary results of an ongoing research project; Rosa Olaiz briefs on Master Gardener news.

PDF 8/13/20
Garden Views Photo Contest Winners 2020 (454KB)

Winners of the Master Gardener photo contest are announced. 

PDF 7/7/20
Garden Views May/Jun 2020 (904KB)

Items included in this issue: MGs use Zoom to connect during the pandemic, herd immunity in plants, an interview with Platinum MG Thurman Howard, update on West County School Gardens, the Smoketree West County Helpline query, get to know Janet Hartin, Janet's Jottings, news from Rosa Olaiz, and MG photo contest results (see Addendum for most winners). 

PDF 7/7/20
Garden Views Mar/Apr 2020 (3,244KB)

In this Issue: Update of several MG projects including Youth Gardens, Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, and Grow Lab; MGs visit to Ridgedale Orchard and Vineyard; introducing the Militta Crescent butterfly; interview with Platinum Badge Holder, Lucy Heyming; MGs at the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival; things to do while physically distancing; and comments about bats. 

PDF 7/7/20
Garden Views Jan/Feb 2020 (2,651KB)

In this issue: MGs at the Braille Institute and the future; poems with a garden focus; West County School of the Month; Health benefits of gardening now include the immune system; Riverside Home and Garden Show; Desert Help Line Query;
Pauline Pedigo’s contributions; La Virgen de Guadalupe procession; Fertilizer Discussion; Advice on volunteer hours. 

PDF 7/7/20
Garden Views December 2019 (984KB)

In this issue: art and nature; Desert helpline query; changes to the West County helpline; introducing the Training Classes; new badge status for West County MGs; West County school of the month; a visit to Balbo Park; thanks to MGs and announcement of new opportunity by Janet Hartin; News! from Rosa. 

PDF 7/7/20
Garden Views November 2019 (745KB)

In this issue Riverside County Master Gardeners are recognized for their accomplishments, including awards at the SoCal Fair and recent success at Children's Gardens. Also, new training classes begin as Fall Home Gardening Classes come to a close and the Desert Garden Community Day is reviewed. Janet Hartin writes about proper tree care, Rosa Olaiz presents MG news, and selected queries from the Desert Helpline are highlighted. 

PDF 7/7/20
Garden Views October 2019 (2,959KB)

The cover story is about the remote Desert Help Line. A series honoring blue badge members is initiated. MG activities that are covered include IPM training, school gardens, and Gold Miners work with the Soboba Foundation. Features include nature walking with llamas and hiking in Big Bear. Janet Hartin tells how to identify and control the Gold Spotted Oak Borer. 

PDF 7/7/20
Sept 2019 (1,478KB)

The cover story is about the very successful Home Gardening Classes. Other projects that are reported on include the Farmers' Markets and Grow Lab as well as the announcement of new members to the Advisory Boards. Statistics of the MG Program are presented by the Volunteer Services Coordinator. Special features include memories of a visit to the Denver Botanic Garden, reflections on the Satyr butterfly observed at a local preserve, and a recipe for European window boxes by the UCCE MG Program Director.

PDF 9/1/19
June 2019 (1,239KB) PDF 8/30/19
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