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Make the Most of Your Web Page Real Estate--Putting “Carewords” to Work

Last April, Communication Services surveyed our clientele to determine their web needs and preferences. This Carewords research revealed how our clientele use our county Web sites, the information they want and what words on the Web page resonate with them. 

We learned that our clients come to us for information on pest management and home gardening more than any other topics — Master Gardener programs are uniquely positioned to take advantage of the Carewords information.

Join us on December 4, 2008 from 10 – 3 in the Plum Room of the DANR Building in Davis for an intensive, hands-on workshop tailored to Master Gardener web content managers.

By attending this workshop you will learn:

  • Carewords results for your geographic area
  • Words that resonate with your key audience and cross-over audiences
  • We’ll individually analyze your current web content and suggest changes that you can make to create content with impact using the Carewords results.

Because of the hands-on nature of this workshop, registration is limited to 10.

Participants should bring a laptop computer with wireless internet capability so we can roll up our sleeves and get to work! If you do not have one, we do have a couple available for your use that day by advanced reservation.

The cost of this workshop is $12.00. Lunch will be provided.

Register using this link –

Credit card payments and departmental charges will be accepted.

Unfortunately, travel support for the workshop is not available; the workshop fee covers lunch charges.

Questions? Contact Cynthia Kintigh at 530-754-3911, or Pam Geisel at 530-754-6000,

Posted on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 2:27 PM

Your Invited to a Special Event at Robert Mondavi Center for Food and Wine

I am pleased to share this invitation with you and would like to encourage your attendance to hear a once-in-a-lifetime presentation by David Howard, recently-retired head gardener to Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.  Save September 27th at 4:30 p.m. here at the new Good Life Garden on the Davis Campus.  The program will also include presentations by celebrated authors Georgeanne Brennan and Ethne Clarke, as well as fabulous local artisanal foods and beverages.  This is a dazzling occasion for anyone passionate about food, gardening and sustainable living.

In addition, the first 200 people to register will become a “Friend of the Garden” and will be eligible to receive discounts on future UC Davis Good Life Garden events.

You can find more information and purchase tickets by linking to: <> .

Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 9:45 AM

Statewide MG Conference-15 Spaces Remaining. Price goes up August 20!! Register Today

Maybe you have been thinking about attending the California Master Gardener Conference on September 24-26, but you weren't sure if you wanted to register so early...well now is your time to register!  The price goes up to 160.00 for folks staying at Asilomar and $200 for those stay off site on August 20.  As well, we only have about 15 spaces left before we max out in terms of seats for the breakout sessions.  We hope  you will consider joining your 385 fellow Master Gardeners from California for a roaring good time and exceptional educational opportunities.  Earn Continuing Education Credit and get great ideas for new programs in your counties.  To register go to

We would love to see you there. Register today!

Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 10:43 AM

A Few Spaces or Pre and Post Conference Tours

Conference Tours -There are few spaces left on the both the pre and post conference tours as part of the California Master Gardener Conference in September.  If you are registered for the confernece and think you would like to join in on one of the tours, now is the time to get on the BUS!  To register for either tour go to:   Please make a note in the comments section that you are already registered but would like to add on a tour.   

Pre Conference Tours

Gardens to Grapes Tour

Carmel Valley
Tuesday, Sept. 23 - $55 per person
10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 For details:

Post Conference Tours

School Gardens and Life Lab
Friday, Sept. 26 - $55 per person
1 - 6 p.m.;

Tour Coord. - John Fisher, UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food System and Life Lab Science Program

For details:

Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 4:32 PM

Three New Posters for Your Program

The Statewide Master Gardener Program has just completed the production of three new posters you can use in your educational outreach program.  They include

1.  Food Safety in Your Home Vegetable Garden  

2.  Winter Pest Management

3.  Inspect your Trees for Hazards

Both of these posters are free and can be downloaded from

They include a Tip Sheet, which is packed full of more information and a Resources Guide.  They will soon also be translated into Spanish. 

These posters are a great help in demonstrating key points to your audiences. 

Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 4:15 PM

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