January in Sonoma County
UCCE Sonoma is committed to helping our community rebuild.
Click here for a list of resources that we have compiled.
Recovering from Recent Fires
http://ucanr.edu/sites/ postfire/Landowners_Guide_to_ Fire/Post_Fire_Land_ Evaluation_-_Management/ Erosion_Control/
From Sonoma Resource Conservation District:
Food Gardening Resolutions
Growing a Thriving Vegetable Garden with Less Water
The Food Gardening Specialists (FGS) of the UCCE Sonoma Master Gardeners are excited to present water-wise food gardening strategies. Given our hot, dry summers along with the prediction of extended drought, we can’t afford to waste a drop. This video demonstrates how home and community gardeners can grow a thriving vegetable garden with less water. In addition, this video is complemented by a planting scheme and a drip system instruction and shopping list that reflect the 4x8-foot demonstration vegetable bed in the video. Click here for these documents along with additional helpful documents for food gardening with less water.
Ask a Master Gardener
Questions and Answers from the Helpline
Master Gardener-staffed Help Desks are located
at Sonoma County Farmers' Markets and Fairs
Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by the UC Davis Cooperative Extension.
Sonoma County Master Gardeners will provide environmentally sustainable, science-based horticultural information to all of Sonoma County’s population. We strive for diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our organization.
UCCE Farm Advisor: Stephanie Larson, County Director
SCMG Coordinator: Mimi Enright
|Getting Your Food Garden Ready for Spring||1/24/2018|
|Healthy Gardens: A Balanced Approach -Rincon||2/10/2018|
|Healthy Gardens Approach for Weed Management - Rohnert Park/Cotati||2/10/2018|
|Knowing and Caring for our Native Oaks -Sebastopol||2/10/2018|
Find links to workshop handouts under Resources/Workshop Handouts.
Sundays with Sue
By SCMG Sue Lovelace
Updated: January 21, 2018
Looks like some more rain this week! I may throw out a few pea, arugula and radish seeds to see if I can get some germination. So hard to predict what the weather will do!
One job, for sure: clean out chicken coop before rain!
“I have often wondered who was the first person to realize that eating an artichoke was a good idea.” Chris Cosentino
Master Gardeners in Print
The Garden Doctors
Dana Lozano & Gwen Kilchherr, The Press Democrat
Webmasters: Kim Roche, Stan Pawlak
Website Editor: Penny Fink
Food Gardening Editor: Stephanie Wrightson
Staff Photographers and Videographers:
Cie Cary, Electra de Peyster,
Coby Lafayette-Kelleher, Laura Salo Long