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Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 9am–noon

Workshops at 9:30am and 10:30am.

Learn more about the plant sale.

This Month's Events

Chico Farmers Market
Saturday, September 3, 7:30am–1pm

Oroville Farmers Market
Saturday, September 3, 8am–1pm

Chico Farmers Market
Saturday, September 17, 7:30am–1pm

Salmon Festival
Saturday, September 24, 10am–3pm
About the Salmon Festival

This Month's Workshops

Self-Watering Pots and Planters NEW
Friday, September 9, 10–11:30am

Companion Planting with Ornamentals NEW
Saturday, September 10, 10–11am

Vermiculture: Why Do I Keep Throwing This Stuff Away When the Worms Would Love to Eat It? NEW
Monday, September 19, 10–11:30am

The 3 Most Important Things You Can Do in Your Garden NEW
Thursday, September 22, 11am–12:30pm

Tuesday, September 27, 9–10:30am

Landscape Design for a Hotter Drier Climate NEW
Wednesday, September 28, 6–7:30pm

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The Real Dirt

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    A short drive around Chico will reveal that lawn is a prominent landscape feature for the majority of homes. Yet we seldom see people outside using their front lawns. Maintaining a lawn just to view wastes time, energy, water and money. According to a...

Ask Us!

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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 530-538-7201

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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