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North Fork School Garden Grows With Seed Money From Rotary

NORTH FORK — For 19 years, the students at North Fork Elementary School have been digging in the dirt and enjoying the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor as they work and play in what has grown to a nearly one-acre garden. Now, with a $5,900 gift from the Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary, they will be able to invest even ...

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Free Workshop On Native Landscaping

MARIPOSA — Heavy winter rains, summer drought, devastating fires, firewise landscaping, and native plants are gardening issues that continue to occupy the minds of Sierra foothill residents. In its continuing effort to assist Mariposa homeowners, the Mariposa Master Gardeners will address plant choice with a public “Native Plants and Care” workshop on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. – 12 ...

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Native Plant And Wildflower Seed Sale

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District’s (MCRCD) annual native plant and wildflower seed sale is coming up soon. This popular event will take place at two county sites in late October and early November–on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Ag Building at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, and the following Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Coulterville Community Park. ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale

COULTERVILLE – The coming of fall doesn’t dampen the itch to garden for those who love to dig in the dirt. The Mariposa Master Gardeners will host its annual Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fire House Garden, at the corner of Highway 49 and J132 in Coulterville. There will be ...

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Master Gardeners Feature Children’s Activities At The Fair

MARIPOSA — With this year’s Mariposa County Fair theme being “Country Scenes and Children’s Dreams,” the Mariposa County Master Gardeners will be focusing on activities for children, among their usual educational outreach activities. Each day of the 2017 Fair — Sept. 1 – 4 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds Horticultural Building — the Master Gardeners, in conjunction with 4-H, will ...

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One Tribe Global: Goddess In The Garden Festival

OAKHURST — “In 2014, two friends and I were discussing ways to bring a sense of greater connection to our community,” D’Elle Milton explains. “The idea of ‘One Tribe Global’ was born of a desire to create opportunities to explore, support and enhance our lives together in meaningful and joyous ways.” One Tribe Global is a non-profit association founded whose ...

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Ready, Set, Garden! Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

MARIPOSA — Local Master Gardeners are gearing up for their annual spring plant sale. Seeds are being selected and started, stem propagation is yielding results, and plans for garden art are being made. The Mariposa Master Gardeners sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until sold out) at the Amigo Picnic Area at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. ...

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Green Thumbs Up For Mariposa Master Gardener Awards

MARIPOSA — Mariposa Master Gardeners started the new year on a high note by announcing honors for members. Vivian White, class of 2015, was named Volunteer of the Year for her work at the group’s demonstration garden along Mariposa Creek, reorganization of the storage unit, leadership of the 2016 garden tour and organizational skills. In her speech, Coordinator Kris Randal ...

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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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