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Celebrate Healthy Soils Week, Dec. 6-10

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Learn and celebrate Healthy Soils Week with the UC Master Gardener Program and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Dec. 6-10! Healthy Soils Week is full of resources, virtual activities, and at-home projects to check out.

Soil quality is critical to healthy plants and is a vital part of our living ecosystem. Soil is alive with organisms that slowly grow or change depending on what is added, how the soil is used, and environmental conditions. Soil health, much like our own, is best improved gradually over time so focusing on regular or constant improvement helps achieve and sustain soil health. Adding certain practices into your gardening routine, such as incorporating organic matter, can be a great place to start.

For more UC ANR information about healthy soils for a healthy California visit: ucanr.edu/sites/soils.

2021 Healthy Soils Week Event Highlights

The California Department of Food and Agriculture and its many partners have teamed up to highlight healthy soils activities on the farm and at home. Find a full list of partners participating in Healthy Soils Week and a calendar of this year's online activities at: cdfa.ca.gov/healthysoilsweek.

Pruning class and Tool Care in Fresno

Tool maintenance class
Tool Maintenance Class with MG's John and Richard 

Join MGs John and Richard for a hands-on demonstration of garden tool maintenance, repair and sharpening.  You are welcome to bring a couple of your own garden tools, maintenance items and sharpening devices for inclusion in the class discussion.

Saturday, December 11                          10 – 12:30 PM
GARDEN OF THE SUN
               1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

Registration for this class or any of the classes below. Click here to start.

GOS Larry
Learn basic pruning techniques from Master Gardener volunteers Ron and Carolyn.  They will show you how, when and why to prune during the winter.  Learn 4-5 steps of basic pruning, thinning fruit, and spraying trees in your home orchard.

 

Saturday, January 8                            10 – 11:30 AM  
GARDEN OF THE SUN
                 1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA  93703

Registration will be posted late December. 

Download handout and bring to class. 

Winter orchard care

Lindcove Citrus Event Save the Date

Lindcove Research & Extension Center

Citrus Fruit Display and Tasting

December 11, 2021 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Lindcove Fruit Display Tasting-home owners 2021

Lindcove Research & Extension Center 

Citrus Growers Event 

December 10, 2021 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Grower day schedule of events 2021

Pomegranate Madera Master Gardeners
 

Have a gardening question? The Master Gardeners are working remotely due to Covid 19. 

Send an email to mgfresno@ucdavis.edu Including photos is helpful.  We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Master Gardeners are at Garden of the Three Sisters located on the Madera Community College. on Stop by and see the garden and talk with a Master Gardener on Tuesday mornings. Read more about the Three Sisters Garden. 

 

 

SUPPORT THE MADERA MASTER GARDENERS!

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With your support, we invest in resources, education, and services in your community—to be a neighbor in times of need.  And, we can’t do this without your help.

During this holiday season give the gift of support to the Madera Master Gardener program.

Happy Holidays and Seasons greetings from the garden. 

THANK YOU FROM THE MADERA MASTER GARDENERS!

 

 

"Three Sisters" Garden

Thank you Madera Library Ignacio Negrete and Krista Riggs for the wonderful video of the Three Sisters Garden! 

Click here to watch our latest video about the Three Sisters Garden.

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The Madera Master Gardeners program demonstration garden is located on a two-acre parcel allotted by the college for this purpose. Click here to see more

TUCANR Fresno/ Madera program is now working remotely. We are still here to answer your questions and address needs during this unprecedented situation, however no in person gardening classes or workshops are offered at this time.

The Three Sisters Garden is open and Master Gardeners are there working on Tuesday mornings. 8:00 to 10:00 during hot weather. 

 

 

t UCANR new Office information

UCANR Madera office

The Madera County Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures and the University of California Cooperative Extension has moved to new location. 

UC Cooperative Extension
145 Tozer St. Suite 103
Madera, CA 93638
Office Phone: (559) 675-7879

Madera Master Gardeners Helpline is working remotely.  Questions? Send an email to mgfresno@ucdavis.edu Including photos is helpful.  We are looking forward to hearing from you!

No phone service at this time or office hours. 

 

Thank you Madera Juvenile Hall Cadets for your help in planting the garden beds in front of the new office. This is a project for at risk youth to learn job skills in horticulture. 

coronavirus Covid-19

Reopening information website
Re Opening Information and Covid 19 Safety Standard Summary

UCANR Covid 19 ReOpening information 

Thank you for your understanding as we are committed to the health and safety of our volunteers and the community. 

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