June in Sonoma County
Save the Date for #Big Dig Day!
Now more than ever we know the value of community, outreach, and science-based information. In times of crisis—and beyond, we are here.
By donating to the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County you extend the knowledge and resources of the University to your community. Mark your calendar, spread the word, and stay tuned for more details!
Join us at midnight and be the first to give—or visit us anytime during the 24 hour giving day. Make your gift then share your support on social media using #BigDigDay and #DigDeep or call a friend to let them know what’s happening.
We hope you will join us on June 5th!
A Beautiful Sonoma Garden
What Do Melons and Okra Have In Common?
To reduce the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and in compliance with county orders, we have adjusted our services accordingly:
- All in-person events, including library talks, are suspended
- We are not currently accepting walk-ins or specimen drop offs at our Master Gardener Information Desk at the UCCE Sonoma office. Please send an email with your inquiry to email@example.com. Our Information Desk team is checking the emails regularly and will respond to your questions as soon as possible.
Protect Our Birds: Bird Nesting Season is Here
Ask a Master Gardener
Questions and Answers from the Helpline
Watch to Learn What Master Gardeners Do
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.
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
All in-person workshop events are suspended.
Sundays with Sue
By SCMG Sue Lovelace
May 31, 2020
If it sounds like I spend a lot of my waking moments in the garden; I do! Luckily, I have a supportive husband who helps out with the heavy lifting as well as indoor maintenance. We have seen the results with limited trips to the grocery store and with the fresh food we eat every day. Just being outside lifts the spirit in so many ways and for so many different reasons, this is what I wish for you. Have a good week and take care.
“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” Raphael Waldo Emerson
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
Webmasters: Kim Roche, Stan Pawlak
Website Editor: Penny Fink
Food Gardening Editor: Open, please apply!
Staff Photographers and Videographers:
Cie Cary, Electra de Peyster,
Coby Lafayette-Kelleher, Laura Salo Long