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Question of the Month: I've noticed a lot of underground rodent activity in my yard. How can I tell if I have gophers or moles? Answer

Editor's Pick for January: Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica)

Gardening tips for January.


All Events


Master Gardeners will be offering classes through OLLI this spring. You must be a member and register through OLLI to attend. Registration starts January 16, 2020 at 9am.

Gardening with California Native Plants
January 1–March 11, Wednesdays 10–11:30am

Firewise Landscaping 
April 8–May 6, Wednesdays 10–11:30am

Public Workshops will begin in February.

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

Give a Gift to the Butte County Master Gardeners

The Real Dirt

Ask Us!

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Contact our Hotline for personalized help with your yard and garden problems. Call us, drop by, or send us an email. 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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