August in Sonoma County
Master Gardener Diane Judd, who is chairing the project planning committee, says, “We are excited about the diversity among these gardens. One is a manicured arboretum with winding paths, another a showplace for unique plant species, and a third includes a babbling brook that waters the garden! It’s fun to see six different approaches to garden design and site adaptation.”
Ticket information will be posted on our website in early January. Please visit sonomamg.ucanr.edu for regularly updated information.
Karen Felker, Board President, says, “We invite people to enjoy the gardens, be inspired, and bring ideas home to use in their own yards. Our UC trained experts will bring the most up-to-date information and experience to our visitors.”
The Fall and Winter 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
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Sundays with Sue
By SCMG Sue Lovelace
Updated: August 18, 2019
Do enjoy the cooler weather we are predicted to get, and do provide protection from the heat coming up. Most of all, have a good week in your garden or out and about. Lots of great activities going on in Sonoma County and I’m sure, elsewhere!
“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” Thomas Jefferson
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