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Learn To Prune Fruit Trees At Free Workshop

MARIPOSA – To get the best out of your fruit trees, you need to give them the best care with the right tools at the right time of the year. That right time is now. Mariposa Master Gardeners present a free workshop on pruning presented by Emeritus Fruit, & Nut Advisor Maxwell Norton on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. ...

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Annual Native Plant Sale In Coulterville

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Following the huge success of the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District’s (MCRCD) annual native plant and wildflower seed sale on Nov. 5, they will be hosting another in Coulterville on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Coulterville Community Park. The sale runs from 8 a.m. to noon, and there will also be plants and seeds available to purchase ...

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Master Gardeners Workshop On Heritage Roses

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Have you traveled local country roads and seen a rose bush thriving in the middle of a pasture or growing somewhere with little or no care? It could be one of the roses brought here by foothill pioneers. Mariposa County Master Gardeners present a free workshop on these hearty roses on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. ...

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Deadline Approaching To Become Master Gardener

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The deadline is fast approaching to apply for the Mariposa Master Gardener training class, which begins in January. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 31. Students will spend 17 weeks learning the ins and outs of home gardening from experts. All the information is based on University of California, peer-reviewed research. The class meets for four hours, ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners Move To Winter Hours

MARIPOSA — Want some plant lists for a winter garden? Need to know whether to cut back your passion flower vines now or wait until spring? When should your daffodil bulbs go into the ground? How should you dispose of your dead tomato vines? Is it worth it to plant cover crops that add nitrogen to the soil? The Mariposa ...

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Free Workshop On Fall Color in Your Garden

Submitted by FOBL —  OAKHURST — Sue Langley, aka green thumb extraordinaire, photographer and founder of the well-known-and-loved local website Sierra Foothill Gardening, says she picked up this passion for planting while working and playing in her mother’s garden as a child. The prolific blogger and giver of great advice will talk about “Fall Planting and Color in Your Garden” at an Oakhurst Library workshop ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners Recruiting New Members

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Master Gardener Program is looking for gardeners who would like to improve their skills and help educate other gardeners about the art and science of growing in the Sierra foothills. MGs represent University of California Cooperative Extension and provide research-based information, advice and education for the home gardener. Meeting for four hours once a week from ...

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Why Are My Oak Trees Dying?

Submitted by Kris Randal, Master Gardener Coordinator — CENTRAL SIERRA — The Mariposa County UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners’ Helpline Desk has been busy fielding inquiries about dead and dying oaks. Many concerned landowners have asked about, or have been told that their trees have been infected with Sudden Oak Death (SOD). Phytophthora ramorum, or SOD, is a pathogen that ...

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Annual Fall Plant Sale In Coulterville Oct. 1

COULTERVILLE — Cooler fall weather heralds the perfect time for enhancing the landscape and planting a winter garden. Put Saturday, Oct. 1, on your calendar now so you don’t miss the Master Gardeners annual fall plant sale. The sale will be held at the Old Firehouse in Coulterville, on the corner of Highways 49 and 132, from 9 a.m. to ...

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Landscaping With Drought-Tolerant Native Plants

Submitted by Kris Randal —  MARIPOSA — After over four years of drought, perhaps you are wondering if you can still have a garden or maintain colorful and thriving landscapes.  If so, think about utilizing drought-tolerant California native plants! Join the Mariposa County UCCE Master Gardeners at the Board of Supervisors Chambers on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to ...

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