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For Immediate Release
Concord, CA (November 5, 2019): We would like to extend our sincere condolences to all those affected by the Kincade fire in Sonoma County and wish you well in returning home. For those of you here in Contra Costa, we hope that you have not been badly affected by the severe weather conditions and accompanying power outages.
Our programs are now winding down for the season. See the events listed at right for the remaining Our Garden, Mangini Garden and Farmers' Market events. During the late fall and winter months, we continue to provide talks at various county libraries. Most of our programs ramp back up in March and April each year.
Need help right away? Despair not...we're available year-round to answer your gardening questions. Read on...
Advice to Grow By...Ask Us!
UC Master Gardener advice and problem diagnosis services are available nearly all year long! For problem diagnosis and answers to your gardening questions, just contact our Help Desk. The Help Desk is open 50 weeks of the year, Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 am to Noon, although closed during the winter holidays. You can walk in, call, or email us for help. Our mission is to extend our knowledge to YOU.
If you decide to walk in, don't forget we've moved to Concord! See the bottom of any page on this website for the new address and phone number.
Keep conserving water...no matter what. Remember that water conservation continues to be vital to California's long-term health and resilience. Learn more about water resources in California.
For water conservation tips, check out our Drought Tips page, as well as a HOrT COCO 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 your soil at the same time.
Speaking of soil...did you know... 2015 was the International Year of Soils! Visit the FAO's soil portal for more information on the International Year of Soils and other topics. Most Contra Costa soils contain plenty of the nutrients plants need. Keeping your soil healthy will let you cut back drastically on landscape fertilizing. Less fertilizing means less watering (and more money in your pocket)!
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