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Victory Gardens or gardens to produce food

“Grow Oakhurst Victory Garden.”

Grow Oakhurst Victory garden meeting
The recent outbreak of the coronavirus Covid-19 had led to changes in previously scheduled UC Master Gardener training sessions, community events, and meetings. Please contact Randy Thomson about changes. Contact information below. 

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“Grow Oakhurst Victory Garden.”

First meeting at the Oakhurst Branch Library, Community Room.  A series of four Saturdays to teach beginning gardening and how to build a community garden. Dates are March 14 & 28, April 11, & 28. Over 40 people attended and are interested in moving forward with this project. 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

Resources for How to grow vegetables

Madera Food pantry
We have some resources for how to start a Victory garden or vegetable garden. Click here to look at our resources. 

Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative

LA Victory Garden Initiative photo
The Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative helps new gardeners start their own gardens quickly and easily in a container, in the backyard or at a community garden.

Check out our schedule for upcoming workshops.

Led by UC Master Gardener volunteers, these four-session classes for beginning gardeners are offered at many locations each spring and fall.

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.

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