Master Gardeners gear up for August workshops | TheUnion.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Master Gardeners gear up for August workshops

As July draws to a close, the Nevada County Master Gardeners are busy planning a number of workshops and activities for home gardeners, young and old.

On Aug. 2, a free workshop, “A Home Gardener’s Guide to Seed Saving” will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon at the Nevada County Master Gardener’s Demonstration Garden, at the NID Business Center, 1036 West Main St. in Grass Valley.

The workshop will focus on the benefits of seed saving and how to preserve heirloom varieties.



The differences between hybrid and open-pollinated varieties will be discussed as well as seed harvesting and proper storage techniques.

Then, it will be “Simply Fun” at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Aug. 6-10.




The Nevada County Master Gardeners have lined up a number of workshops including composting demonstrations, pest management and water-wise gardening.

This year they are offering activities for “Little Sprouts” at their booth in the Ag-Sperience section at the fairgrounds.

After the fair, it will be time to start thinking about fall planting and composting. On Aug. 23, the Master Gardeners will present “Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening is Cool!”

Then, Aug. 30, “All About Composting: Put Your Pine Needles, Fallen Leaves and Wood Chips to Work (Mulching and More)” will be the focus.

Both workshops will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Master Gardeners’ demonstration garden at the NID Business Center, 1036 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. The location is wheelchair accessible and free.

For information, call 530-273-0919 (from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User