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For Immediate Release
Pleasant Hill, CA (May 6, 2015): We're delighted to announce the availability of Orientation Sessions for this fall's UC Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program. If you're passionate about gardening and want to help educate others in the community about UC research-based sustainable gardening practices, consider becoming a UC Master Gardener. Visit our Join Us page for more information.
Did you miss the Great Tomato Plant Sale? Continuing this Wednesday (5/6) as-yet-unsold plants will be available for $1.00 each at Our Garden from 9-noon. Seedlings are also available for donation to school, church, and community gardens. Visit our Great Tomato Plant Sale page to see the varieties we sold, and/or check out our blog entry for quick tips on deciding what to grow!
Did you know... 2015 is the International Year of Soils! Visit http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/ for more information.
"Mega-drought"? Maybe, but unprecedented drought for sure! East Bay MUD has announced mandatory 20% district-wide cutbacks. For water conservation tips, check out our Drought Tips page, as well as a CCMG Blog entry on Smart Controllers. Want a quick and easy fix? Many of us have areas of lawn that serve no particular purpose. Try sheet mulching unused turf to save water and improve the soil at the same time.
Advice to Grow By...Ask Us...
The Contra Costa Master Gardener Help Desk is available year-round to answer your gardening questions. We're open every week, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to Noon. You can walk in, call, or email us for help!
The Contra Costa Master Gardeners Blog has really taken off in the past months, with lots of Help Desk questions and answers...be sure to check it out!
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