August in Sonoma County
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To reduce the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and in compliance with county orders, we have adjusted our services accordingly:
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Protect Our Birds: Bird Nesting Season is Here
Master Gardeners in Print
Usted puedo cultivar su propia comida. Siembre un jardin. 5/2020
Meg McConahey, Sue Lovelace
Victory gardens are a growing trend during the coronavirus crisis 4/18/2020
Alice Waters, Missy Gable
How to grow a vegetable garden, according to legendary chef Alice 4/7/2020
The Garden Doctors
Dana Lozano & Gwen Kilchherr, The Press Democrat
Get the most from your kitchen scraps to create compost 4/3/2020
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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|Firewise Landscape Maintenance - Zoom Talk||8/7/2020|
|August Veggie Happenings - Zoom Talk||8/11/2020|
|Low Water Use Plant Selection Webinar||9/8/2020|
|Planning and Designing a Low Water Use Garden Webinar||9/15/2020|
Master Gardeners In The News
Growing and Sewing for the Community, one Sonoma Master Gardener's response to Covid-19
Sundays with Sue
By SCMG Sue Lovelace
August 2, 2020
I was thrilled to see that my favorite local cookbook, Season, which features recipes, wine pairings and incredible pictures involving the immense food gardens grown at Kendall Jackson winery, had a recipe for Gravenstein Apple cobbler. While looking at the cookbook, I found several other simple recipes for using fresh produce from the garden. There is nothing like creating with ones own fruits and vegetables!
Other peppers like the sweet ‘Jimmy Nardello’ Italian sautéing pepper and red, yellow and orange ‘Sweetie’ bells are ripening. I noticed that a little creature decided to nibble the bottom of “Jimmy”; grrrrrrrr! I’m willing to share, just not my “Jimmies.”
I’m hoping your garden, or someone else’s gives you much joy this week!
“Considered one of the best all-around apples, the Gravenstein has a crisp, slightly acidy, tart-sweet flavor and is juicy with a full apple aroma. The Gravenstein—which has been in cultivation for at least 350 years—just might be the perfect embodiment of a delicious “old-fashioned” apple.” Steve Albert, Harvest to Table
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