UCCE Master Gardeners of Fresno County

Olive Curing for Fun & Health!

Learn to cure delicious olives in accordance to the Mediterranean tradition.  MGs Marie and Michael will explore three different curing methods, utilizing both salt curing and lye curing processes.  Appropriate for all skill levels.

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Saturday, October 19     9:30 - 11:30 am 

FREE Garden of the Sun 

Master Gardeners Marie Antoniou & Michael Harman

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Family Friendly Citrus Tasting Event - December 14, 2019

The general public is invited to join us for a family friendly Citrus Tasting Event. You can see and taste more than 100 citrus varieties that are grown at Lindcove Research and Extension Center, December 14, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Take a bag of fruit home for $10. Choose from Cara Caras, Navels, Mandarins, or assorted citrus from 4 bins located in front of the Conference Center. The Master Gardeners as well as UC Cooperative Extension Advisors will be happy to answer questions from home gardeners and citrus connoisseurs.

Directions: Take Highway198 east to Mehrten Drive (approximately 15 miles) and follow the signs to our Event. The University of Lindcove Research and Extension Center is located at 22963 Carson Avenue Exeter, CA. The Conference Center is located at the end of Carson Avenue. If you have any questions please contact Jasmin Del Toro at 559-592-2408 Ext 1151 or jzdeltoro@ucanr.edu

Calendar of Activities
Event Name Date
Trees for Small Spaces 10/26/2019
Gardening with Herbs 11/2/2019
Tool Care 11/16/2019
Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Garden 11/23/2019
24th Annual Wreaths and Swags 12/7/2019
Lindcove Citrus Tasting Event 12/14/2019
Fall and Winter Orchard Care 12/14/2019
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Excess vegetables or fruit?  Donate it!  PAR's (Plant a Row for the Hungry) goal is to make sure food grown by homeowners doesn’t go to waste. We encourage people to take their excess citrus and vegetables to soup kitchens, food pantries or the Central California Food Bank.  For more information on PAR Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR)

several different varieties of summer squash