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Forget The Turkey, Save Yourself!

ANYTOWN, USA – This is the time of year we gather in America to express our gratitude and bond over turkey and football. Glossy magazines decorate the aisles of overflowing supermarkets, resplendent with cornucopia, while malls stock up on stocking stuffers as Black Friday looms and the season of consumption begins. The juggernaut is on us. All we really want ...

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Gardening Fun – Recycle A Mailbox

You might have heard of a mailbox planter, but have you seen a mailbox that is a planter? When I saw Myra Glandon’s mailbox transformed into a planter, I filed the idea away for future,…I really loved hers! All I needed was the old mailbox to start my own project. Myra Glandon’s delightful mailbox gave me an idea. I totally ...

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Local Seed Exchange In Mariposa

Submitted by Theresa Catlin MARIPOSA – Mariposa and Oakhurst are areas alive with avid, beginner and want-to-be gardeners. Witness any Wednesday Mariposa Farmers Market or Thursday afternoon Oakhurst Farmers Market and you will hear gardeners and vegetable enthusiasts chatting about what is growing well this year, when to harvest which vegetables and fruits, and exchanging recipes. And, of course, debating ...

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In Praise Of Intermountain Nursery

Have you been here? I hope so! We are very fortunate to have a nursery nearby that purchases and grows plants that are perfect for our foothill gardens. Besides having a wide variety of California native and drought tolerant Mediterranean plants, Bonnie Bladen, her husband Ray Laclergue and their staff are extremely knowledgeable about what plants are most suitable for ...

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Western Sierra Nursery Hosts Master Gardeners

OAKHURST – As if one needed an excuse to visit Western Sierra Nursery, the Madera County Master Gardeners will be there to host a free event for home gardeners and plant lovers on Saturday, Oct. 4. Get your garden in shape for fall and winter. Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening and landscaping questions from 10 a.m. ...

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Master Gardeners Answer Questions In YLP

COARSEGOLD – Madera County Master Gardeners will be on hand at True Value Hardware in Yosemite Lakes Park on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer all your gardening questions. Get expert advice from those who know how to plan, plant and get the most out of your gardening efforts. You may want to rethink your ...

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Master Gardener Speaks At Oakhurst Library

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library is pleased to host a special gardening event presented by the president of the Mariposa County Master Gardeners, Betty Massey. Betty, who lives in Mariposa, will bring a lot of ideas for combating our serious drought conditions. For instance, she says that the State of California is encouraging local residents to move to “edible” landscaping ...

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