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Workshops, Videos, Books & Magazines


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

Cultivating Community North Valley 
A partnership of organizations working to strengthen our community through local food. There is information about community gardens, and seasonal workshops.

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
Butte County Master Gardeners conduct a 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.

USDA The People's Garden Webinars
Webinars on a variety of topics including seed saving, going native, composting, school gardens, home canning, extending your growing season and pollinators in the garden. There's also three resource databases that cover Garden-Based Curricula, Financial Resources, and How To's on garden-related topics.

One Minute Entomology Videos
An on-going project created by UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology containing over 90 short videos to help quickly identify some of California’s most common insects, including pests and beneficial insects.

All Bugs Good and Bad 2014 Webinar Series
An on-going webinar series covering good and bad insects. Topics include how you can help good bugs like bees and lady beetles, and how to control bad bugs such as fire ants, termites, and new invasive insects. Spiders and ticks, although not real insects, are also covered.

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.

Books and Magazines

Garden Gate Magazine (no advertising)
Pacific Horticulture Magazine
Edible Shasta-Butte Magazine
Sunset Western Garden Book 
American Horticulture Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants