"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall"
— F. Scott Fitzgerald
In anticipation of the arrival of much needed winter rains, we dedicate this issue to a beautiful season where nature gracefully winds down and gives back bountiful: what we lose in flowers and leaves, we gain in fruits and color.
Fall is a great time to Plant!
News and Events
There is still time to come and listen to some very interesting in-person Garden Talks at our demonstration gardens or enjoy a few live webinars.
Ask a Master Gardener Tables Are Back!
Although UC Ask a Master Gardener tables reopened in limited numbers in 2021, all Farmers Markets that we normally attend in Contra Costa reopened this past summer.
by David George
List of 2022 UC AAMG tables at local Farmers Markets
Visit a UC Ask a Master Gardener farmers market table near you! Generally held through October, weather permitting.
By Stephen Guglielmana
Fall is a Great Time to Plant
Fall is a Great Time to Plant Natives and Drought Tolerant Plants
by Laurinda Ochoa
Drought Tolerant Native Groundcovers
Planning to remove or reduce your lawn? – Try these drought-tolerant native groundcovers.
By Kate Verhoef and Laurinda Ochoa
Getting Ready for Fall and Winter Pruning
by Anne Sutherland
Living with Wildfire
Living in Wildfire Country: Reducing Risk Through Tree Care
by Marilyn Saarni
Sustainable Gardening Practices: Using Recycled Water
Sustainable Gardening Practices:
Using Recycled Water — What You Should Know
By Jimm Farr
Container Gardening: Water saving Techniques
Container gardening in small spaces, such as a patio near your kitchen, is fun and can be very productive.
by David George and Terry Lippert
Fall School Gardens Newsletter
Schools have reopened from their summer breaks and school activities are already in full swing. The school gardens are drawing their fair bit of attention from the school communities.
by Soubarna Mishra