Master Gardener spring workshop series

Master Gardener spring workshop series

A new year of Learn Gardener Workshops is about to start off! The collection kicks off with “Seed Starting” on January 31, and will conclude on Might 23 with a workshop on drip irrigation.

In all, this Spring sequence totals 17 workshops, which includes five all-new topics. There is one thing right here for every single variety of gardener and each individual sizing of house garden, whether or not you retain a balcony of plants in containers or deliver fruit and greens on a large plot for your family members, good friends and neighbors.

'The Real Dirt' is a column by various local master gardeners who are part of the UC Master Gardeners of Butte County.

In the months to appear, the foundational skills of creating wholesome soil installing and maintaining a drip irrigation process caring for yard equipment propagating and dividing plants and planting and coaching bare root fruit trees will be included. For these who are ready to check out worm composting or bee retaining, we’ve acquired workshops on these, much too.

A new workshop concentrating on roses and their care will be taught by professionals from the Butte Rose Society. Elevated beds and container gardening are the matters of two much more new  workshops.

Is your backyard garden plagued by moles or gophers (or both of those)? Does it look extremely hard to deal with the weeds in your lawn? We’ve obtained workshops to help you offer with those people pesky problems.

Our workshop on developing gardens that are far more warmth-adapted and need much less drinking water normally takes on the challenge of our transforming (hotter, drier) climate, whilst a new workshop on edible landscaping focuses on plant decisions for a a lot more useful, sustainable, and delicious backyard garden. And that backyard will need to have indigenous pollinators: find out all about the Blue Orchard Mason Bee and other practical bee pollinators in our workshop on indigenous bees. Ultimately, get a head start on arranging and planting your summer season vegetable backyard garden, the subject matter of our Might 1 st workshop.

Most of the workshops will be held either in the out of doors classroom situated in the Learn Gardener Demonstration Back garden or inside of Pat’s Barn both equally are located at the Patrick Ranch (10381 Midway, concerning Chico and Durham). A few workshops will be held at personal residences the workshop on Seed Setting up will be held at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Chico Landscaping for a Hotter Local weather will just take put in Paradise at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center and Worm Composting will be held at the Worm Farm in Durham. All workshops will be held all through morning or early afternoon hours.

The adhering to is a list of workshop matters and dates. All workshops are free of charge, but they do have to have advance registration. For comprehensive descriptions of all the workshops, data on our Covid basic safety recommendations, and to sign up, pay a visit to our website at sites/bcmg/Workshops.


Seed Starting: Tuesday, Jan. 31 1-2:30 p.m. Discover to start out your personal summer time greens indoors, from seed. The concentration right here will be on tomatoes and peppers.


Bare Root Fruit Trees and Espalier: Tuesday, Feb. 7 1-3 p.m. Planting bare root fruit trees, training them to develop along a support, and right pruning tactics will be protected.

Instrument Care: Saturday, Feb. 11 1-2:30 p.m. Rob Fanno from Fanno Observed Functions will tell us how to choose and care for backyard tools.

Edible Landscaping: Wednesday, Feb. 15 1-2:30 p.m. Discover the principles of including fruit and nut trees, greens, and herbs as backyard garden style and design characteristics for a a lot more purposeful, sustainable and tasty backyard garden.

Worm Composting: Tuesday, Feb. 21 1-2:30 p.m. Make wonderful compost by feeding your kitchen scraps to the worms! Discover how to make and use a very simple worm bin.

Indigenous Bees: Saturday, Feb. 25 10-11:30 a.m. Blue Orchard Mason Bees supply remarkable pollination for a few months. Discover all about them, and also Bumble Bees and Leaf Cutter Bees.


Honeybees: Saturday, March 4 1-2:30 p.m. If you are thinking about beekeeping as a interest, or just interested in understanding additional about attracting and supporting honeybees and other pollinators to your yard, this workshop is for you.

Raised Beds: Wednesday, March 8 10-11:30 a.m. With lifted beds, garden duties like weeding, watering and replanting are a lot simpler so is pest command. Master about the vast wide variety of approaches and materials for earning lifted beds.

Gophers and Moles: Friday, Mach 10 10-11:30 a.m. Learn how to offer with these small monsters that plague our yards this workshop will incorporate a demonstration on how to established a gopher entice.

Landscaping for a Hotter Local weather: Monday, March 13 1:30-2:30 p.m. Learn to make regions in your yard that are far more warmth-tailored and use considerably less water.

Rose Care: Wednesday, March 22 10-11:30 a.m. Experts from the Butte Rose Modern society will go over and demonstrate soil administration, planting, fertilizers, integrated pest administration and pruning.


Container Gardening: Wednesday, April 5 10 a.m. to noon. Improve edibles, ornamentals, shrubs and modest trees outdoors in containers. Container sorts, plant decisions and greatest techniques for soil, watering and fertilizing will all be lined.

Weeds Identification and Therapy: Wednesday, April 12 10-11:30 a.m. Master to recognize and get rid of weeds, alongside with steps to acquire in purchase to avert them from returning.

Propagation: Friday, April 21 10-11:30 a.m. Study when and how to propagate woody perennials and divide vegetation, and how to plant your cuttings and divided vegetation. Bonus you will get household a number of plant cuttings from our Demonstration Back garden.

May possibly

Planting a Summertime Vegetable Yard: Monday, May perhaps 1 10-11:30 a.m. Selecting vegetation getting ready soil and planting beds, and finest administration techniques for escalating and harvesting summer months veggies.

Essential Soil: Tuesday, May possibly 16 10-11:30 a.m. Learn to aim on farming the microbes down below ground, for healthier gardens with much less weeds and pests.

Drip Irrigation: Tuesday, Could 23 10-11:30 a.m. An overview of various drip irrigation devices, how to set up them, and how to troubleshoot difficulties and make repairs.

The UC Learn Gardeners of Butte County are component of the College of California Cooperative Extension technique, serving our group in a wide variety of ways, which include 4-H, farm advisers, and diet and bodily exercise programs. To study extra about UCCE Butte County Master Gardeners, and for assistance with gardening in our location, pay a visit to sites/bcmg/. If you have a gardening query or difficulty, phone the hotline at 538-7201 or e mail [email protected].