February in Sonoma County
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The Food Garden is Coming Alive
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
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|Composting and Vermicomposting (spanish only) - Sonoma||2/22/2019|
|Supermarket Orchid Survival Class - Petaluma||2/23/2019|
|Crazy as Bat Guano: the Bizarre Story of Fertilizer - Guerneville||2/23/2019|
Sundays with Sue
By SCMG Sue Lovelace
Updated: February 10, 2019
Valentine's Day is my time for baking large heart shaped cookies for members of my large family. I’ve given them a choice of which kind of cookies they want. So far, it’s Brownies, Cowboy, Snickerdoodles, sugar cookies, and Rice Crispy Treats. I’d better get busy!
Have a great week, Everyone!
“The February sun steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves inside.” William C. Bryant
Master Gardeners in Print
The Garden Doctors
Dana Lozano & Gwen Kilchherr, The Press Democrat
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