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Winter 2021-22

Editorial Notes


Hello Gardeners,

"Fungi are the grand recyclers of the planet and the vanguard species in habitat restoration"
— Paul Stamets

Although this new year will not be without its challenges, UC Master Gardener Volunteers of Contra Costa County have a positive feeling about 2022 because so many of us, including you, have matured, grown more reflective and grown much wiser!

For this winter issue we have chosen a few articles that will encourage you to go outside and take a closer look at some of the mysterious beauties mother nature offers us this season: Fungi, Lichens, Mosses and Algae.

The bird lovers amongst you will enjoy reading on how to attract more wildlife to your garden. This winter, we welcomed a record rainfall so far for which we are very grateful! So let's put our rainboots on, an extra jacket and go explore!

In case you'd like a fun activity that you can do indoors, our primer on starting your summer garden from seed will give you all the advice and information you'll need.

Happy New Year & Happy Reading!
— Hedwig Van Den Broeck, Editor for News to Grow By
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