UC Master Gardeners of Butte County
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UC Master Gardeners of Butte County

UC Master Gardeners of Butte County



Gardening Help

Bush Poppies


Master Gardeners at an Event

For help with your gardening problems visit our informational booth at any of these events.

Chico Farmers Market
December 15, 7:30am–12:30pm

See all events.



Due to the Camp Fire all fall workshops have been canceled.

Spring workshops
Check back in the spring for available workshops and to register, or sign-up for our Monthly e-Newsletter to receive news about the upcoming workshops along with monthly gardening tips and information. Like us on Facebook to receive Master Gardener information in your news feed.

Fire Recovery

Visit our Fire-Safe Landscape section for information on soil recovery, and how to plan your landscape to hinder fire. This section will be updated over the next few months, so please check back.



Call the Hotline

Wednesday 9 am-12 pm
Thursday 1-4 pm

Call 530-538-7201

Or, drop by the Butte County Cooperative Extension Office
2279-B Del Oro Avenue 
Oroville, CA 95965

You never can tell what's at the root of the problem. Find out what you can do to help us solve it.


Gardening Tips and Guides


What's Hot Now
I am interested in “birdscaping,” and understand that winter is a particularly important time to provide food for wild birds. Could you suggest some plants that would attract and feed birds during the cold season?

Gardening Tips for December

Vegetable Planting Guides

Flowers and Landscape Plants

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



The Real Dirt Blog

BCMG Demonstration Garden

Hold Your Ground: Mitigating the Effects of Fire on Your Soil
By Laura Lukes, UC Master Gardener of Butte County, December 14, 2018 I first heard the term on the local evening news: Meteorologist Kris Kuyper was talking about hydrophobic soils. This...


Stay In Touch

Keep informed about our events and workshops.



Gardening Guide

Butte County Gardening Guide

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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