Schedule of our upcoming FREE virtual workshops at Humboldt State University L4HSU Lifelong Learning Lounge:
7/7 11:00- Noon – Heather Growing Basics
Heather and Heaths are wonderful plants for the North Coast Gardens. They are low maintenance plants that are drought tolerant, require little fertilizer, deer resistant as well as beautiful. Learn how to plant, care and prune heathers in your gardens. Presented by Maria Krenek, Master Gardener
7/14 11:00-Noon–Designing with Heathers & Heaths
Explore the many gardens that can be created with heaths and heathers that is colorful and beautiful for all seasons. Many uses and styles will be explored to help you find a place in your garden for heaths and heathers. Presented by Maria Krenek, Master Gardener
7/16 1:00-2:00 pm – Integrated Pest Management for the Home and Landscape
Let's talk about a balanced approach to healthy gardens. We'll provide home gardeners with research-based information about integrated pest management (IPM) to protect the environment and result in successful gardening experiences. Presented by Tom Schrader, Master Gardener
7/21 11:00-Noon – Success with Houseplants
We all have brought home houseplants, just to see them fade away. Yes, you can be successful growing houseplants. Learn how to select the right houseplant for the lighting in the various rooms in your home. We will share with you the various plants that do well and the general requirements for those plants. Learn about repotting, fertilizing and general cultural care for your houseplants. Presented by Maria Krenek and Sherida Phibbs, Master Gardeners
7/23 11-Noon – Reducing the Vulnerability of Buildings to Wildfire: Vegetation and Landscaping Guidance
What can be done to improve the chances that a home will survive wildfire? The good news is that research has demonstrated that by careful attention to the selection, location and maintenance of vegetation and other combustibles on the property (i.e., the defensible space on the property), implementing retrofits to “harden” the home, and implementing an ongoing maintenance program, it is possible to substantially improve the odds that a home will survive a future wildfire. These actions do not have to be costly, but they do require an understanding of the three types of exposures a home will experience when threatened by a wildfire.
Presented by Yana Valachovic, County Director – Forest Advisor for University of California Cooperative Extension in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. She is a registered professional forester and forest scientist whose skills and interests cover a wide set of natural resource fields. She is currently the co-lead of the Northern California region of the California Fire Science Consortium and is a founding steering committee member of the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council. She has co-authored papers on fire behavior in coastal California forests and on the intersection of fire performance in home and landscape design. With the 2017 North Bay fires she has been leading UC Cooperative Extension’s education work in fire building performance and is keenly interested in helping communities learn to build smarter.
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Pests in the Urban Landscape
Stars and Stripes
While many of you are preparing for the 4th of July holiday, we at UC IPM are also thinking about stars and stripes but in a slightly different way: yellow starthistle and striped skunks. We usually have pests on the brain, so we wanted to remind you of...
National Pollinator Week 2020
This year, National Pollinator Week is June 22 to June 28, celebrating the value that pollinators such as bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles provide to the ecosystem. Pollinators, and natural enemies, can be harmed by pesticides when people are...
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