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Question of the Month: What is straw bale gardening?

Editor's Pick for March: Lenten rose (Helleborus x hybridus)

Gardening tips: March tips,
Spring overview


Master Gardener events have been canceled through April. Please check later for an update on events after that date.

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Master Gardener workshops have been canceled through April. Check back later for the availability of workshops in May and June.

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Gifts help support the Demonstration Garden at Patrick Ranch and Master Gardener community outreach projects in Butte County.

The Real Dirt

Ask Us!

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Contact our Hotline for personalized help with your yard and garden problems. The UC Cooperative Extension Office will be closed through April 7. If you have a hotline question please submit it via e-mail. Our volunteers will be working remotely and will be able to respond within a few days. Find out how.

Events and Farmers Markets
We attend several events and farmers markets throughout the year. Visit one of our informational booths for help with your gardening problems. Samples and photos are always welcome.

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.

Gardening Guide and Three-Year Journal
Compiled by the Butte County Master Gardeners, and now available to provide research-based, sustainable help with your yard and garden. All proceeds go to Master Gardener community outreach projects in Butte County. Just $20 and available here.

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