UC Master Gardener/ Composter classes | TheUnion.com

UC Master Gardener/ Composter classes

Here’s a rundown of UC Master Gardener/Composter classes (all at the UCMG demonstration garden unless otherwise stated) scheduled from March through October:

March 15: 10 a.m to noon, “Pruning Ornamentals; Composting”

March 22: 10 a.m. to noon, “Seed Propagation; Soils for Vegetables”

March 29: 10 a.m. to noon, “Plant Selection for Really Easy Landscaping,” (includes easy-care roses.)

April 26-27: All day, visit the Master Gardener/Composter booths at the Home and Garden Show at the Fairgrounds.

May 10: 8 to 9 a.m. “Composting Workshop.”

9 a.m. to noon, “Spring Fest – Plant Sale and Workshops” explaining “Resource Efficient Landscaping” along with tips on vegetable gardening, weed control and pesticides. Vegetables and ornamentals will be on sale and master gardeners will be there to help with selections.

May 17-18: Master gardeners will staff booths in gardens featured on the Soroptomists’ Spring Garden Tour.

June 21: 7 to 9 a.m., “Summer Pruning for Fruit Trees; Composting.”

Aug. 6-10: Visit the Master Gardener/Composter booth at the Nevada County Fair.

Aug. 16: 9 to 11 a.m., “Winter Vegetable Gardening”

Sept. 13: 9 to 11 a.m., “Tree Selection and Planting”

Oct. 11: 8 to 9 a.m., “Composting Workshop”

9 to noon, “Fall Fest – Plant sale and workshop”

Oct. 25: 9 to 11 a.m., “Oak Habitat Preservation/Gardening amongst Oaks.”

There are also master gardener/composters on duty from June through September at the Farmer’s Market staged under the trees at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, and you can listen for more advice on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon on KNCO (830 AM) radio’s popular, “Master Gardeners and Friends” program.

By Dick Tracy

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