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October Events

Chico Farmers Market
Saturday, October 9, 7:30am–1pm

Chico Farmers Market
Saturday, October 23, 7:30am–1pm

Master Gardener Plant Sale
Saturday, October 30, 9am–1pm
Workshops at 10am and 11am

October Workshops

When to Control Pests? Degree Days Tell Us NEW
Friday, October 8, 9–10:30am

Defensible Space NEW
Wednesday, October 6, 10–11am

Soil Restoration, Erosion and Mulch NEW
Wednesday, October 13, 10–11am

Firewise Landscape Conversion NEW
Wednesday, October 20, 10–11am

Maintaining Your Firewise Landscape NEW
Wednesday, October 27, 10–11am

Workshops during the plant sale
Saturday, October 30

  • Gardening with Natives at 10am
  • Berry and Grape Gardening at 11am


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The Real Dirt

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    Garden Jobs for Fall and Winter

    As days shorten and temperatures cool, the pace of gardening slows along with plant growth.  But there is still plenty to be done during the fall and winter months.  In fact, much of what is done in the garden now will set the tone for the...

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Contact our Hotline for personalized help with your yard and garden problems.

Volunteers are working via email to respond to your gardening questions. Email mgbutte@ucanr.edu (preferred) or leave a message at the UC Cooperative Extension Office (530-538-7201). Responses will be conducted via email. Learn how to get gardening help.

Advice to Grow By

Flowers and Landscape Plants
Butte County All-Star Plants
Climate Apropriate Plants for N. California (pdf)

Vegetable Planting Guides for the Chico Valley Area (pdf) and the Foothills (pdf)

Save Water in Your Home and Yard
Visit our Drought and Water-Wise Gardening section for up-to-date information.

Fire Recovery
Visit our Fire-Safe Landscape section for information on soil recovery, and how to plan your landscape to hinder fire.

Garden Guide and Three-Year Journal

Just released—the second edition of the Butte County Garden Guide and Three-Year Journal, with new articles and updated information. Compiled and edited by the UC-trained Master Gardeners of Butte County, this county-specific book contains research-based, and sustainable information and tips for every home gardener.

Just $25 and available here.

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