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 2022 Master Gardener Training

Master Gardener trainees dissecting plants in a plant ID class.
Master Gardener trainees dissecting plants in a plant ID class.
We are now accepting applications for our next training that will begin in January, 2022. Applications will be accepted until September 15th, 2021. Learn more about the 2022 training and download the 2022 application. 

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    Why do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

    The fall equinox (also known as the autumnal equinox) took place on Wednesday, September 22. It is officially fall and it's the time of year when we are awed by the color and beauty of trees in our neighborhood, but have you ever wondered why they...

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    Water Cycle, Climate Change, and How it Affects California Ecosystems

    Water is the most vital resource on our planet; a person can survive for nearly a month without food, but one may die without water in less than a week. Generally speaking, in every cultural ecosystem, water is heavily inscribed with social, spiritual,...

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    Fall Planning and Senior Gardeners 2021

    No matter how old we are, when Fall comes, we inevitably hear the call of the garden: “Come, make haste, clean up, clear out and plan for next year's garden.” If we have been avid gardeners for most of our adult lives, it is an exciting pull...

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    In Citizen Science, Everyone Can Contribute!

    Longitudinal research provides both individuals and their attending organizations essential data streams germane to very specific issues. Across the United States, pollinator decline remains a "hot button" given its impact upon our ability to continue...

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    Community Connections: Native Plant Gardens to Visit for Inspiration and Information

    Although spring is a wonderful time to see many native plants in bloom, each season has its own beauty, and a visit to a native plant garden now can provide inspiration for the fall planting season. California fuchsias (Epilobium spp.), asters (Aster...



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