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Welcome Elinor Teague

Master Gardener column #1, January 2020

A note from Elinor Teague to the readers:  After writing gardening columns for the Fresno Bee for 18 years, it is a pleasure to be able to continue to offer readers gardening advice and tips here on the Fresno County Master Gardeners’ website. Readers’ questions and comments are always welcome.  Contact the Fresno County Master Gardeners Helpline.

Click here to read Elinor's gardening column

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UC Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who have completed a 50-hour program of instruction in basic horticulture and pest management and are certified by the University of California Cooperative Extension.

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Master Gardener Ann will show you how to turn your garden clippings and kitchen scraps into valuable compost. You will learn the benefits of starting your own compost pile, what you can and shouldn’t add to your pile, how to fit composting into your lifestyle, and the ways you can use the finished product around your yard to enrich and improve your soil.

Composting / Saturday, February 1       9:30 –11 am       FREE At Garden of the Sun

Click here to register for class


Calendar of Activities
Event Name Date
Composting 2/1/2020
Under the Spell of Succulents 2/8/2020
All About Citrus 2/15/2020
Summer Veggies (Spanish) 2/22/2020
IPM Container Veggies 2/29/2020
Purchase Spring Garden Tour Tickets 3/5/2020
Home and Garden Show 3/6/2020
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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)

Interested in joining the Master Gardener program? Click here to see how!   

Check our website in June 2020 for new training class in January 2021. Click link above to find out more!