November in Sonoma County
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
|Building a (Mostly) Native Habitat Garden - Guerneville||12/1/2018|
|Rain Water Conservation: A beautiful Way to Save Water in the Garden - Healdsburg||12/1/2018|
|Composting and Vermicomposting - Sebastopol||12/1/2018|
|Composting and Vermicomposting - Windsor||3/9/2019|
Sundays with Sue
By SCMG Sue Lovelace
Updated: November 18, 2018
Speaking of smoke in the air, is everyone wearing a mask? Not wanting to limit my activity outdoors, I have been better about donning a mast after a few headaches and coughing spells. According to what I’ve read, the exposure might not feel bad at first, but can escalate with repeated outings without a mask. So, wear a mask! We are also told to stay inside, but that’s really hard!
Please do have a good week!
“Without chickens, my wallet would be full, my house would be clean but my heart would be empty.” A quote on Pinterest
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