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Gardening tips for February.


All Events


Registration is required for all workshops.

Vegetable Seed Starting NEW
Wednesday, February 12, 10am–noon

What Your Weeds Are Telling You & Weed Identification NEW
Saturday, February 22, 10am–noon

Companion Planting NEW
Saturday, February 29, 1–2:30pm

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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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