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Learn & Explore: Workshops, Videos, Books & Magazines


Videos of some of our past workshops can be found on the Butte County Master Gardeners YouTube channel.


California Master Gardener Program 
A list of workshops held by the Master Gardeners throughout the state.

Friends of the Herbarium Workshops  
The Chico State Herbarium is the most complete repository of plant specimens from northeastern California.  They offer low cost workshops and classes on various botanical topics.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico
OLLI hosts a variety of classes, including classes on gardening. Butte County Master Gardeners often conducts series of workshops in the spring and fall. Workshops for the upcoming semester are listed right before the semester begins.


California Master Gardener Lecture Series
This series of videos covers home orchards, vegetable gardens, irrigation and water management, turf grass, weed and pest management, plant diseases, and landscape trees.

Pruning Young Trees for Structure and Form
Step by step videos on how to train young trees, what they should look like, and general pruning tips and techniques.

California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
Hosts videos of a wide variety of topics, and includes videos from multiple chapters.

Naturehood Gardening webinars are hosted by CNPS and are held once a month. They provide valuable information on gardening with native plants, habitat, and how to conserve resources. Past videos are available for viewing.

Regenerative Agriculture 101
A series of videos on how to improve your soil using cover crops and biomass; crop rotation; soil inoculants, compost and manures; and conservation methods provided by the Regenerative Agriculture program at Chico State.

Books and Magazines

Flora (member magazine of the California Native Plant Society)

Pacific Horticulture Magazine (member magazine)

Edible Shasta-Butte Magazine

Sunset Western Garden Book

American Horticulture Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants