April in Sonoma County
UCCE Sonoma is committed to helping our community rebuild.
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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.
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Watch to Learn What Master Gardeners Do
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
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Sundays with Sue
By SCMG Sue Lovelace
Updated: April 22, 2018
A Garden Sense Visit to a garden, also in Petaluma, gave my partner, Linda King, and I a chance to share information on sheet mulching, planting drought tolerant plants and irrigation. I was delighted when the homeowners asked about growing veggies in raised beds as we could relate good info about that, as well as planting a supporting pollinator garden in the back yard.
Our SCMG membership was captivated by a presentation on growing food in an environment of climate change, what to expect in the future and ways we can combat it, by Wendy Krupnick. She also spoke to Carbon Farming and its importance.
Planting potatoes and a Spanish lesson at Bayer Farm community garden rounded out the week. I told you it was a busy week!! Time to get out to my garden and get it ready for the warm season! First, compost, compost, compost!! Have a good week!
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Show me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin
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