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Master Gardeners Present “Symphony Of The Soil” Film

Written by Elizabeth Gabriel – MARIPOSA — If you’ve seen “The Martian” you know the plot of the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated movie (adapted from Andy Weir’s novel) features an astronaut stranded on Mars. One of the first things he does is figure out how to turn the sterile dirt of the Red Planet into life-giving soil, so he can ...

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Love Yosemite? Volunteer Here!

YOSEMITE — Share your passion for Yosemite National Park, connect with other nature-lovers, and make a lasting impact by becoming a volunteer with Yosemite Conservancy. Yosemite volunteers provide crucial services welcoming visitors and working hard to preserve Yosemite’s natural beauty. Volunteers experience the beauty of the park, camaraderie with like-minded people, enjoy inside information from the National Park Service (NPS), ...

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No-Dig, Sheet-Mulch Vegetable Gardening Workshop

MADERA — Would you like to try a gardening method that requires less work than the traditional garden? Here’s your opportunity to learn a method that does away with the digging required in the typical vegetable garden and still results in a beautiful, luscious vegetable crop. UC Cooperative Extension Madera Master Gardener Carol Taylor will present a No-Dig, Sheet-Mulch Vegetable ...

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Plan Your Summer Landscape At Free Workshop

MARIPOSA COUNTY – With the winter lull in working in the garden, now is the time to plan for future improvements. UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Jill Cholewa will present a Landscape Design Workshop on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at Madera Community College Center, 30277 Avenue 12. The workshop will be in Room R-3A and there ...

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The History Mystery #36

COARSEGOLD — Recently several photos were donated to the Coarsegold Historic Museum. This photo is from that collection. We are asking for help in identifying the photos. If you want to view the other photos please call the museum and we can meet you there as we are on our winter schedule until the spring. You can leave a message ...

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National Dress Your Pet Day is January 14

January 14 is National Dress Your Pet Day and Sally has been preparing for this big day for quite some time. In case your dog or cat hasn’t chosen their outfit for the big day, Sally wanted to help give you some ideas. I did quite a bit of research for this blog and learned that people not only dress ...

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YAAS Program Features California Condor

Contributed by Yosemite Area Audubon Society – “No one who has ever seen wild California condors circling majestically among the clouds will ever forget the riveting nature of the experience or question why we, as a society, should make every effort possible to promote the full recovery of this species,” wrote Noel and Helen Snyder, authors of Introduction to the ...

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Learn To Prune Fruit Trees For The Best Summer Harvest

MARIPOSA COUNTY — While the weather may not put one in mind of spring and flowering fruit trees, this is the time to be thinking about preparing for a bountiful harvest next fall. Do you know how to prune your fruit trees so that they are the strongest, best shaped, and ready to provide you with the juiciest fruit possible? ...

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Would Anybody Know Your Pets Were Home Alone?

MOUNTAIN AREA – So you’re driving along minding your own business, eyes on the road, hands at 10 and 2, not texting or eating a sandwich, and you get caught up in an accident and are whisked away to the hospital. Or you suffer some type of medical episode, and end up in the emergency room. That scenario is bad ...

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Distemper Hits Madera County Animal Shelter

Submitted by Robin Bell – Friends of Madera Animal Shelter  MADERA COUNTY — Foster homes needed to help dogs and puppies! An outbreak of distemper is affecting the health of many dogs at the Madera County Animal Shelter. This disease spreads easily through contact with bodily fluids including urine, vomit and nasal discharge from one dog to another. Madera County ...

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