July 6, 2018 - If you’re a foothill-area landscaper, gardener, or would-be gardener, let the University of California Master Gardeners of Mariposa County help you with university-based research on gardening in our foothill locale. The UC Master Gardeners offer workshops; a free helpline; a web site and a Facebook page (both overflowing with great tips and event notices); local newspaper and radio program spots; an information table at the Farmers’ Market; and more!
Native Plants Demo Garden. The Master Gardeners maintain a Native Plants Demo Garden by Mariposa Creek on Stroming Road between 6th and 8th Streets. Informational pamphlets on the demo garden are available at the Master Garden office (address below); these serve as an excellent guide for a self-directed tour of the garden at a time of your convenience. The gardeners also hold a monthly work day at the demo garden where members of the public can mingle with Master Gardeners, ask questions, and lend a hand if desired. July’s workday will be on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
“Ask a Master Gardener” Information Table. Every Wednesday from the third week of May through the end of October, 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M., come out to Stroming Road and 6th Street to taste the delicious wares of local farmers at Mariposa’s Farmer’s Market. Bring your questions and/or samples to the “Ask a Master Gardener” table there. The gardeners will be happy to answer your questions, either on the spot, or by phone or email after researching them.
Helpline / Helpdesk. The gardeners also maintain a free Helpline and Help Desk, manned Tuesdays 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. and Thursdays 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M., at the Master Gardener Office. Call us, stop by and visit, or email your questions!
Workshops. On June 23, Maxwell Norton gave a two-hour workshop on “Fruit Tree Pest Management” that detailed the diseases, insects, and other pests that attack fruit trees, discussing strategies for dealing with them effectively and safely.
Upcoming workshops will be announced at: http://cemariposa.ucanr.edu/Master_Gardener/Public_Workshops_for_the_Home_Gardener.