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Workshops for Fall 2019

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About the Workshops

Registration and cancellations

  • Registration is required for all workshops.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Heavy rain cancels outdoor workshops (unless noted); cancelled workshops will be rescheduled.

Workshop Locations

  • Pat’s Barn and the Demonstration Garden: Patrick Ranch, 10381 Midway, between Chico and Durham.
  • Private Residences: registered participants will receive an address via email one week before the workshop.
  • Other addresses are included in the description.

Questions? Need to cancel? Want to get on a Workshop Waiting List?
Please email us at anrmgbutte@ucanr.edu. Be sure to included your phone number so we can contact you.

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Garden for a Lifetime
Thursday, Dec. 5
10:30am–12:15pm, Pat’s Barn
Limited to 30 participants.

Gardens and gardeners grow and change with time. And though the garden beckons as strongly as ever, tasks such as pulling weeds, pushing wheelbarrows, digging holes, pruning, hauling, and moving heavy objects becomes increasingly difficult with advancing years. But the idea of giving up our passion is unthinkable for most gardeners. To help you stay healthy and active in the garden, we offer practical advice that will help transform daunting chores into sustainable activities. We will share ideas about plants, labor saving techniques, and tools. Because cultivating good body balance and maintaining strength is important to continue to garden, this workshop includes a demonstration of easy yoga positions for gardeners.

Register for Garden for a Lifetime


Spring OLLI Workshops

Once again Master Gardeners will be offering a series of workshops through OLLI. The workshops this spring will be taught by the Master Gardeners Firewise Landscape Special Project Team. You must be a member of OLLI to take these workshops. Registration and fees are paid through OLLI and starts January 16, 2020 at 9 am.

Firewise Landscaping
April 8–May 6 (five weeks)
0–11:30 am

Join the UC Master Gardeners of Butte County for a course on rethinking your landscape design and maintenance routines to incorporate best practices for adapting to our changing climate. Some of the topics include considerations for California habitats, yard maintenance, garden design using defensible space guidelines, natural regeneration, erosion, mulching, fire ecology, post-fire care of trees and land, and characteristics of plants that provide the best fire resistance.