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Garden Help

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.

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.

Learn & Explore

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. Explore books and magazines.

Gardens, Orchards 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.

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

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.

Get Involved

Join a garden group, organization, or club and get involved in an organization that focuses on gardening, agriculture, horticulture, and native plants.