September in Sonoma County
Succulents Plant Sale
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 9:30 - 12:30 and
Friday, September 28, 2018, 9:30 – 12:30
Jail Industries - 2254 Ordinance Road @ Airport Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA
Come early for the best selection and to get tips on Container Care, Soil Mixes, and Fertilizers. Parking Available, Cash or check only, ATM at Santa Rosa Airport. View poster.
Enjoy farm fresh produce straight from the garden, live cooking demonstrations from renowned chefs, unique plates from select local purveyors, dynamic educational seminars and demonstrations, and exceptional Kendall-Jackson wines. Participate in demonstrations and discussions led by the Master Gardeners: Home Beekeeping & Honey Tasting, Small Scale Food Gardening, Beneficial Insects & Insect Hotels, Crafting with Succulents, Fire Wise Landscaping, and much more! Admission is $150 general, $120 for wine club members.
Invite family and friends to learn more about sustainable gardening while having a delightful afternoon!
A new article, Firewise Home Garden Design, has been added to our Firewise series. This article provides very straightforward and valuable advice on making the property surrounding your house as firesafe as possible. It's short and to the point, well laid out, and will provide a good basis for your planning and efforts to make your property less vulnerable to fires. Read it! Then get out those shears and start pruning and removing deadwood and debris!
The following series of workshops is presented by UCCE and features topics of interest to owners of both smaller and larger properties.
|Sep 22||Master Gardener Workshop: Firewise Practices for Home Landscape - Santa Rosa|
|Sep 29||Farming 101 Workshop: Maintaining Healthy Livestock in the new Era of Antibiotic Restrictions|
|Oct 6||Master Gardeners Workshop: Firewise Practices for Home Landscape - Sonoma|
Transitioning to the Fall and Winter Food Garden
Watch the new Sudden Oak Death Video
The Sudden Oak Death team at the University of California Division of Agricultural and Natural Resources has just released a new video that is well worth watching. There's a lot to learn here, all presented with great visuals to aid our understanding of Sudden Oak Death. Makes learning about SOD easy!
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
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
|Firewise Practices for Home Landscape- Santa Rosa||9/22/2018|
|Super Succulents for Sonoma County - Petaluma||9/22/2018|
|Dahlia Care and Culture - Rohnert Park/Cotati||9/22/2018|
|Succulents Plant Sale - Santa Rosa at Jail Industries||9/27/2018|
Sundays with Sue
By SCMG Sue Lovelace
Updated: September 16, 2018
So, back home we go, where there are always new things to learn (especially in the garden) and people to meet. I hope this finds everyone doing the same.
“The idea is not to copy nature, but to give a feeling of nature.” Piet Oudolf, Dutch Landscape Designer
Master Gardeners in Print
The Garden Doctors
Dana Lozano & Gwen Kilchherr, The Press Democrat
Harvest time is here. Now what?, 8/3/2018
Sonoma Magazine 7/2018
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