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Plagued By Weeds? There’s A Class For That

MARIPOSA — Weeds: we all have them. We pull and we whack and we cut and we dig, and they always seem to come back. Mariposa Master Gardeners will present a free workshop, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Wading Through the Weeds in Mariposa County,” on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Board of ...

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Designing A Clever Bee Garden

Written by Sue Langley — Find out what to plant, how to preserve and how to decorate a bee-themed garden.  Bees are our favorite motif in the garden!  We, as gardeners, want bees in our gardens, We know that bees the world over have been struggling lately, so we are more and more interested in promoting them in the place ...

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Get That Mess Cleaned Up! We Can Do It!

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s the weekend. You’d love to be hiking or fishing, hanging out at the lake, or just relaxing with a good book. But with the overwhelming number of jobs that need doing around the house, you’re likely falling way behind on weedeating, hauling things away, sprucing up the property, and splitting up wood from all those dead ...

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Get Your Garden Growing At Master Gardeners Plant Sale

Written by Elizabeth Gabriel — MARIPOSA — Mariposa Master Gardeners have been sprouting seeds and transplanting up a storm since February to get ready for the annual plant sale on May 7. Because of our now-it’s-spring, now-it’s-winter-again weather, you may be wary of getting a start on your summer garden. Remember, Mariposa’s historic “last frost date” can come in early ...

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Master Gardener Teaches Tool Sharpening Skills

Written by Elizabeth Gabriel —  MARIPOSA — There will be much more than hundreds of plants at the annual Mariposa Master Gardener Plant and Garden Art Sale on Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Amigo Picnic Area at the Mariposa County fairgrounds. Master Gardener Jay Higbee will teach you how to hone your tool-sharpening skills ...

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Master Gardeners Host Raised Bed Gardening Workshop

MADERA COUNTY — Everyone is invited to come and learn from UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners Barbara Mattice, Cynthia Majors, Lyn Woodall and Agnes Jenkins how to build raised garden beds, including construction, soil content and planting. The Raised Bed Gardening Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at Madera Community College Center, 30277 ...

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Ponderosa Pine Seedlings Available For Replanting

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District will have bare root one-year-old ponderosa pine seedlings available for adoption to the residents in the North Fork/Oakhurst/Mariposa area. Member of the public wishing to adopt seedlings may obtain five or more by visiting the Bass Lake District Office in North Fork. The office is open Monday through Friday from ...

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AAUW Home Tour Features Homes with Views

Written by Cindy Harp — MARIPOSA — On a clear day, you can see forever. That is true for the Mariposa homes that will be on tour for the “Room with a View” fundraising event hosted by Mariposa AAUW (American Association of University Women) on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will give people a ...

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Sitting Pretty In The Garden

Showing off quaint old chairs in the garden Marie Niemann posted her quaint chair done up for the garden and it created a sensation on Flea Market Gardening! Here is her chair and 16 other chairs that our flea folk use in the garden as accents. Find a chair and do up your own! Marie Niemann: This chair is one ...

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Attract Pollinators To Your Yard And Garden

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The hum made by pollinating critters is music to a gardener’s ears. The jobs done by the native bees, beetles, moths, butterflies, hummingbirds and others are critical to a healthy garden, especially for anything you grow for food; it’s estimated that pollinators are responsible for one in three bites humans take. Mariposa County Master Gardeners will present ...

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