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Garden Guide & Three-Year Journal

The first Butte County Gardening Guide and Three-Year Garden Journal has been released. Compiled and edited by the UC trained Master Gardeners of Butte County, this county specific book contains tips for every home gardener, including water-wise garden planning for drought conditions. All proceeds from the guide go to the Demonstration Garden at Patrick Ranch and other Master Gardener community outreach projects in Butte County.

The guide is 8.5" x 11" and is spiral bound for easy note taking.
Just $20


Get the Guide at these locations



Topics covered

Garden Guide

  • Microclimate
  • Sustainable Gardening Practices 
  • Demonstration Gardens
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Attracting Pollinators
  • Native Plants
  • Butte County All-Star Plants
  • Soil Basics
  • How to Use Mulch 
  • Compost and Organic Fertilizers
  • Control of Weeds and Invasive Plants

Three-Year Journal

  • Season Overviews
  • Seasonal Produce Harvest Lists
  • Seasonal Garden Preparation Lists
  • Monthly Gardening Tasks
  • Native Plant of the Month
  • Timely Tips and Information
  • Space for Three Years of Notes to Help Track Your Garden's Growth


  • How to Prune Trees
  • Chico Area Planting Guide for Vegetables
  • Foothill Planting Guide for Vegetables
  • Fruit Tree Care and Maintenance
  • Resistance/Susceptibility to Fruit Tree Diseases
  • Common Garden Pests (chart with photographs)
  • Beneficial Insects (chart with photographs)

View the guide contents  (pdf) for more details.

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