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Learn To Protect Oak And Pine From Drought

How is California’s record drought affecting your pines and oaks — and what can you do about it? That’s the topic of a free Mariposa County Master Gardeners workshop on Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at Lake Don Pedro Elementary School, 2411 Hidalgo Road, La Grange. Please register so there are enough materials to go around. Register ...

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Low-Cost Pet Clinic In North Fork

NORTH FORK – On Saturday, June 28, the EMC SPCA will once again host a low-cost pet vaccination clinic in North Fork. Pet owners can bring their furry friends to Best Friends Pet Grooming, 33017 Road 222 in downtown North Fork between 8 a.m. to noon. All dogs must be on leash, and cats must be in secure carriers. No ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners Change Hours

Beginning July 3, the northern Mariposa County Master Gardener answer line is changing its office day to Thursday, and walk-ins are welcome. For help with home gardening problems, advice on what to plant or for information on plant care, the help line is staffed from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lake Don Pedro Community Services office, 9751 Merced Falls ...

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Free Workshop On Creating Edible Landscape

Written by Theresa Catlin MARIPOSA – Wanting to eat more locally grown food and support local food in your area? There is no food more local than stepping out into your own yard and picking fresh fruit and vegetables year round, and that’s what is possible in our climate.

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Brilliant Garden Birdcages

Create a birdcage planter for your patio… You have seen them,…rusty, dusty birdcages, pushed to the back of a thrift shop shelf. Next time, snap one up! Spray paint it, or not, depending on the finish, then fill it with fresh flowers!

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Dressed Up Dressers In The Garden

Recycled Garden Project: Dressers! Like these creative gardeners, turn a dresser into a garden potting bench, planter box or ‘stage’ to display garden treasures. Linda Gladman’s dressed up dresser

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The History Mystery #17

Written by Roger Mitchell Gold and silver were found on the southeastern flank of Mammoth Mountain in 1878. News of the discovery immediately sparked a “Gold Rush.” A young man by the name of John French, knowing that Mammoth Mountain is in a very remote part of the state and difficult to reach, scouted a route for a horse trail ...

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Terrific Garden Tub Transformation

Upcycle a Vintage Cast Iron Claw-foot tub for the garden No matter the condition of the bathtub, you can transform it into a conversation piece planter that is as practical as it is funky. How much would it cost you to buy, much less plant up a planter this size? A LOT! I’ll show you all the tricks we used ...

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California Gold Rush History Comes To Life

COLUMBIA — Columbia State Historic Park will present the annual living history event, “Diggins Tent Town 1852,” starting on May 29 and continuing through June 1. The event is sponsored by Friends of Columbia and Columbia State Historic Park, and the era is brought to life by over 150 costumed volunteers. Visitors to the quaint town will experience the events ...

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Chickens, Greenhouses & Gardening At Free Workshops

Written by Theresa Catlin What do gardening, raising chickens and designing a greenhouse have in common? They all fall under the definition of “permanent agriculture” or Permaculture. Bill Mollison, an Australian and one of the founders of permaculture, describes it this way: “Permaculture is a philosophy of working with rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than ...

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