April in Sonoma County
Gardening After a Flood
2019 SOD Blitz
For more information, see our SOD Blitz Flyer.
Este evento en la reserva de SSU “Fairfield Osborn Preserve blitz” será completamente bilingüe (Español y Ingles).
Watch the new Sudden Oak Death Video
The Sudden Oak Death team at the University of California Division of Agricultural and Natural Resources has just released a new video that is well worth watching. There's a lot to learn here, all presented with great visuals to aid our understanding of Sudden Oak Death. Makes learning about SOD easy!
Growing a Thriving Vegetable Garden with Less Water
The Food Gardening Specialists (FGS) of the UCCE Sonoma Master Gardeners are excited to present water-wise food gardening strategies. Given our hot, dry summers along with the prediction of extended drought, we can’t afford to waste a drop. This video demonstrates how home and community gardeners can grow a thriving vegetable garden with less water. In addition, this video is complemented by a planting scheme and a drip system instruction and shopping list that reflect the 4x8-foot demonstration vegetable bed in the video. Click here for these documents along with additional helpful documents for food gardening with less water.
Ask a Master Gardener
Questions and Answers from the Helpline
Watch to Learn What Master Gardeners Do
Master Gardener-staffed Help Desks are located
at Sonoma County Farmers' Markets and Fairs
Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by the UC Davis Cooperative Extension.
Sonoma County Master Gardeners will provide environmentally sustainable, science-based horticultural information to all of Sonoma County’s population. We strive for diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our organization.
UCCE Farm Advisor: Stephanie Larson, County Director
SCMG Coordinator: Mimi Enright
|SOD Blitz 2019 Sonoma/Mendocino Counties||4/25/2019|
|Harvest For The Hungry Plant Sale - Santa Rosa||4/27/2019|
|Post-Fire Food Safety Workshop||4/27/2019|
|Native Trees of the Bay Area - Sonoma||4/27/2019|
|Native Plant Landscaping - Rincon||4/27/2019|
|The New Normal: Maintenance and Water Use for a Firewise Garden - Cloverdale||5/4/2019|
Sundays with Sue
By SCMG Sue Lovelace
Updated: April 21, 2019
I hope all of you have a nice week and experience new beginnings in one way or another!
“The environment is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us have in common.” Lady Bird Johnson
Master Gardeners in Print
The Garden Doctors
Dana Lozano & Gwen Kilchherr, The Press Democrat
Tricks for growing great wisteria 2/15/2019
Webmasters: Kim Roche, Stan Pawlak
Website Editor: Penny Fink
Food Gardening Editor: Stephanie Wrightson
Staff Photographers and Videographers:
Cie Cary, Electra de Peyster,
Coby Lafayette-Kelleher, Laura Salo Long