UCCE Master Gardeners of San Joaquin County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of San Joaquin County

Session Descriptions

8:30 Registration and morning refreshments

9:00-9:45 Keynote Speaker - Ernesto Sandoval

10:00-10:55

Common Fruit Tree Pests & How to Manage Them: If you have fruit trees then you probably have some of these common fruit tree pests. Learn how to identify and manage them to help improve the quality of your harvest.

Growing Herbs: Herbs are easy to grow and handy to have on hand when you need a few leaves for grandmas secret sauce recipe. We will cover the basics of successfully growing herbs, some common pests you might encounter and how to manage them and different ways you can use herbs. 

Cold Hardy Aloes for Northern California: Our keynote speaker, Ernesto Sandoval, will be staying to teach this class on Aloes that do well in our area. He has a wealth of information that he is excited to share!

Master Food Preservers (MFP) - Strawberries: Learn about the different ways to preserve and use strawberries that you grow in your garden or pick up at a local farmers market. 

 

11:00-11:55

Gardening for Pollinators:  You can have a pollinator friendly garden without recreating your entire landscape. Gardening for pollinators can be easy to do with the tips that we are going to share in the session.

Successful Summer Vegetable Gardening: Vine ripe tomatoes and fresh picked zucchini are just around the corner. We will cover the basics of vegetable gardening and give you some tips on having a successful summer vegetable garden 

Proper Tool Care: Taking care of your tools is an important step that is often overlooked. In this class, we will cover tool sharpening and other things you need to consider in keeping your tools sharp and at their best.

Master Food Preservers -Tomatoes: Learn about the different ways to preserve and use tomatoes that you grow in your garden or pick up at a local farmers market. 

 

1:10-2:50
Classes in this session will all include a hands-on component 

Plant Propagation: In this class, we will cover some easy ways to propagate plants from your own landscape. You will have an opportunity to try some of the methods that are discussed in the lecture.

Irrigation in the Home Garden: We will discuss some easy ways to convert an existing landscape to a more water efficient one and make it less intimidating. You will have an opportunity to assemble and explore a drip system, set an irrigation timer and see some other types of water efficient irrigation systems that you can incorporate into your landscape.

Savvy Succulents: Succulents are easy to grow if you know how. We will cover some basic succulent care, pest management and varieties that do well in our area. The hands-on portion will be announced soon.

Master Food Preservers - Anytime Jelly and Jam ($10.00 supply fee due at class): Join the Master Food Preservers and learn how you can make jelly and jam in your own kitchen. You will get to take home 1 jar of jelly and 1 jar of jam. Class size is limited to 18.

 

3:00-3:55

Gardening in Your Golden Years: Learn how to cut through a branch with the greatest of ease, take care of those knees, and avoid the bees. Take a new look at ways to garden that are easy on the body yet keep the gardens and gardeners looking good. A class for gardeners of all abilities.

Landscape Weed ID and Management: Everyone battles weeds in their landscape at some point during the year. Learn about weed identification resources and how to manage weeds in your landscape.

All About Composting: Do you want to reduce the amount of green waste going to the landfill and create your own gardeners gold in the mean time? This class will discuss composting basics than any gardener can do.

Master Food Preservers - Herbs: Learn about the different ways to preserve and use herbs that you grow in your garden or pick up at a local farmers market. 

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