What is Food Gardening?
When you grow food sustainably you nurture and protect the soil; use compost and organic amendments to feed the soil organisms that, in turn, feed your plants; use mulch to cover your soil, prevent weeds and conserve water; practice minimum soil disturbance; plant the right plant, in the right place, at the right time; include flowers that benefit the vegetables and that attract good insects; and avoid using synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.
The Madera County Master Gardeners have specialized food gardening training and experience. In addition to their horticultural knowledge and interests, they are all passionate food gardeners—many with years of first-hand experience growing crops in the Central Valley.
“Grow Oakhurst Victory Garden.” First meeting at the Oakhurst Branch Library, Community Room. If you would like to help out or find out more about how to teach the L. A. Victory garden model from former LA Master Gardeners Carol Mireles and Randy Thomson contact Randy @ iPhone with text (818) 436-9484 and my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plant a Row for the Hungry
Three Sisters Demonstration Garden. The Madera Master Gardeners and the college have a partnership to use the demonstration garden to hold free workshops, public events and the veggie garden donated almost a ton of fruits and veggies last year to Madera Food Bank
Seasonal Produce / What produce is in season and where can you find it? Click here to find Farmers Markets, Farm Stands and CSAs in Madera County
Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative
Check out our schedule for upcoming workshops.
Upon completing all four classes, participants become UC-certified Victory Gardeners. Also, participants continue to work together informally in a neighborhood Victory Garden circle to ask questions, get support and continue learning.
If you cannot participate in our classes, it's easy to start a vegetable garden at home. Download a copy of the Vegetable Gardening Handbook for Beginners (English/Spanish) and take a look at our helpful gardening articles.
For more information on UC Cooperative Extension's gardening programs, please visit the Master Gardener Program.
UC Master Gardener program / Sonoma Couty
The site also has Food Gardening Articles from A to Z. Great job Sonoma Master Gardeners.