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Cal Fire’s Defensible Space Inspectors Are Visiting Homes

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and warm sunshine have fueled vegetation growth, which fuels wildfires. With fire season fast approaching, failing to manage vegetation around your home can create hazardous conditions. While firefighters are busy performing fire prevention projects and training for this upcoming fire season, it’s critical that residents do their part to prepare for wildfires by maintaining their 100 ...

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A Bounty Of Choices At Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

MARIPOSA – UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa County spring plant sale, “Treasures From Our Garden,” is growing like a weed. The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 28, from 8 a.m. to sell-out, at the Amigo Picnic Area at the Mariposa County Fairgounds. The Master Gardeners will have more than ever to offer. They have propagated hundreds of edible ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Transplanting Seedlings

By Brian David —  Efficient transplanting is a gradual process. Changing a plant’s environment and routine shocks them. Hardening off new container seedlings may take two weeks. So, place container seedlings outside for a couple hours their first day, increasing their stay by two hours each consecutive day. If you are gone during the day, place the seedlings in a ...

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Not Tonight, Deer: UC Master Gardeners’ Free Presentation

By Brian Moore — MARIPOSA — When we moved onto our property in 1999, I planted a garden. I did not use any amendments; the vegetables and flowers were radiant and our harvest abundant. Then came the battles. Along with the insects came moles, gophers, ground squirrels and devastating deer. 18 years into gardening in Mariposa County, we are again ...

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One Tribe Global Workshop: Planting Seeds Of Health

OAKHURST — Permaculture designer and educator Marianna Burrett shares her passion in the first of a two workshops focusing on connection to nature and planting the seeds of health. Organized by nonprofit One Tribe Global, the initial workshop is on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the Oakhurst Branch Library. Another follows in ...

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Over The Garden Fence: How To Read A Seed Packet

By Bob Labozetta — If you are like me, you have already ordered and received vegetable and ornamental seed packets for planting this spring. The worst thing you can do is open them and start planting directly into the garden without carefully reading the cultivation information printed on the packet of seeds. The cultivation information can vary greatly from seed ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Prune Fruit And Nut Trees Now

By Bob Labozetta, Master Gardener —  In the last article of OtGF, we covered the proper techniques for planting bare root fruit and nut trees. If you have not yet, now is the time to prune such trees. By pruning at the time of planting (or close to it), you will more easily shape it to a desirable structure that ...

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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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