Contra Costa Master Gardeners Home Page
For Immediate Release
Pleasant Hill, CA (June 20, 2015): Orientation Sessions for this fall's UC Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program are underway, but we still have space in a few sessions. 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.
Would you or your organization like to start a community garden? We now offer consulting services for such ventures. Please visit our new Community Gardens page for details.
Did you know... 2015 is the International Year of Soils! Visit http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/ for more information. 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)!
"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!
This summer and fall, look for us at our popular library speaker series, at Our Garden, and at lots of Farmers' Markets all across the county. Our mission is to extend our knowledge to YOU. Come see us!
Our 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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|Saturdays at Our Garden / Closed for Holiday||7/4/2015|
|Moraga Farmers' Market||7/5/2015|
|Concord Farmers' Market||7/7/2015|
|Our Garden / Fermenting and Pickling||7/8/2015|
|Brentwood Farmers' Market||7/11/2015|