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Chico Farmers Market 12/9/2023


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The Real Dirt

  • White yarrow(achillea millefolium white) is especially well-suited for a moon garden. Brent McGhie
    Conjure Up A Moon Garden

    In these winter months,while taking stock of the past year's gardening successes and planning next year's garden, why not consider adding a moon garden somewhere in your yard?  A moon garden incorporates reflective surfaces, light-colored flowers,...

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The Hotline is now open for help with your yard and garden problems.
Hours: Tuesday 9am-12pm and Thursday 1-4pm

Call us at 530-552-5812

Drop by the Butte County Cooperative Extension Office
5 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA 95965

Email questions to us at mgbutte@ucanr.edu.

Find out the questions we may ask when you contact us.

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

The second edition of the Butte County Garden Guide and Three-Year Journal is now available to purchase on our website. 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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