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Garden Clean-up

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 Fall is here and that means there is work to do in the garden. Here are some fall tips! Finish or Continue the Harvest Preserving, dehydrating, and canning. Harvest remaining fruits and vegetables. Or cover beds where you wish to extend...

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 11:16 AM

Birds - A Free Pest Service!

Baby Birds in Nest

Pest services, courtesy of your neighborhood bug eating birds, are free!     The estimate in a recent study is that the world's birds eat 450 million to 550 million tons of insects and other arthropods each year.  450 million tons...

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 12:09 PM

Devil's Claw as a Food Source

Immature Pod

Last year, I was looking for opportunities to do something unique and satisfying, yet flexible for my work schedule as a Master Gardener. Dustin Blakey, our trusty Farm Advisor, found me the perfect solution, doing a research study on the cultivation of...

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 10:56 AM

Growing Quince

Quince Fruit

Gardeners often plant pears and apples in their yards so these fruits are relatively abundant. I usually find myself in receipt of several boxes of fruit every year from tree owners eager to rid themselves of excess fruit. While I appreciate the gift,...

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11:29 AM

Inyo-Mono Master Gardeners Partner with Manzanar National Historic Site to Restore Gardens

A reconstructed barracks garden with pond

      The Inyo-Mono County Master Gardener Executive Board is excited to announce a new project, which will hopefully become an annual part of Member activities. We are going to partner with the Manzanar Historic Site to work on...

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM

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