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

Advice to Grow By

2015 Smart Gardening Conference
Saturday September 26th,
8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Key Note Speaker: Janet Sluis Horticulturalist/ Curator, Sunset Western Garden Collection

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The conference will take place at the
Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center
2101 E. Earhart Ave. Stockton, 95206
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We want to make sure you are selecting the classes that will best fit your interest. Please click here before you register to read a more detailed description of the classes we are offering.


Past Smart Garden Displays and Workshops





Session Descriptions

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2015 Schedule

Keynote Speaker 9-9:45

10:00-10:55 am    

  • Lose Your Lawn
  • Attracting Honey and Native Bees
  • Learning Landscape Walk and Talk - Docent lead tour of the demo garden.
  • Master Food Preserver - Spices 


  • Home Orchard Basics
  • Keeping Plants Alive During a Drought
  • Seed Saving 101
  • Master Food Preserver - Dehydrating 


  • Rain Water Recovery
  • Lose Your Lawn (Repeat class)
  • Virtual Toolbox - On-line Gardening Resources from the UC
  • Master Food Preserver - Butters

Classes in this session will all include a hands-on component      

  • Healthy Soils
  • Landscape Design Basics
  • Irrigation in the Home Landscape
  • Master Food Preserver - Chutneys -  There will be an additional $10.00 fee collected for this class to cover material costs. Participants will make and take their own chutney.

4:00-4:15 Closing Remarks & Survey Collection


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