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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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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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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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Iridescent Iris In A Flea Market garden

Iris time! Iris are a Flea Market gardeners best friend in Spring because of the easy care and reliable beauty. Because they occasionally have to be divided, they are a common ‘pass along’ plant. Here’s a few favorites, your advice and how to divide irises. ‘Iris,’ was the goddess of the rainbow, the messenger of the Olympian gods, and the ...

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7 Spring Projects To Save You Money

With the onslaught of “spring cleaning,” it can be hard to know where to begin and which projects take precedence. Below are 7 important spring chores that will not only give you a place to start on your spring cleaning, but will save you money in energy efficiency and preventative maintenance. Read up and get started! Happy cleaning….

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Free Workshop On Year-Round Gardening

MARIPOSA COUNTY – You CAN have fresh food all year long. Mariposa Master Gardener President Betty Massey will present a free workshop on year-round gardening Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at Senior Citizen Hall, 10340 Greely Hill Road, Greely Hill. She will cover which things grow best in cool weather and which do best in warm weather, ...

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