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Drought and Water-Wise Gardening

Drought and Water-Wise Gardening
Information on sustainable gardening and irrigation practices to conserve water. Includes articles from the Real Dirt column on drought and native plants, and a climate appropriate plant list for Northern California.

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Gardening and Landscaping

Gardening and Landscaping
Contains the best go-to websites for gardening, home orchards, berries, and general landscaping. Includes local Vegetable Planting Guides for the valley and foothill areas.


Pests and Invasive Plants

Pests and Invasive Plants
Information on controlling insect pests using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, including the use of beneficial insect predators. Provides links to UC ANR Pest Notes and sites that deal specifically with invasive pests, invasive plants, and weeds.


Firewise Landscape

Fire-Safe Landscape
Learn how to create a sustainable and fire-safe landscape to defend your home against wildland fires. Links include the Butte County Fire Safe Council.  


Places to Visit

Places to Visit
Local places of general gardening interest including nature centers and gardens that feature native plants. A list of Butte County Farmers’ Markets is also included.

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Workshops, Webinars, and Videos

Workshops, Videos, Books & Magazines
A list of local organizations offering
 gardening-related workshops conducted by Master Gardeners and others. Can't make a workshop? Watch a webinar or video online.

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Organizations, Groups, and Clubs

Organizations and Clubs
A list of organizations that focus on gardening, agriculture, horticulture, and native plants, including local gardening clubs and societies.