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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 or gardening.

Front yard veggie gardens are very popular in our foothills. Most of the people who grow edible plants stick to herbs, bushes and those trees that create color as well as food. For instance, you can harvest berries off blueberry bushes but the plants also provide excellent fall color as well.

On the topic of “edible” landscaping, she will talk about drip systems and the use of water meters. She will also discuss the advantages of mulching which can control weeds, retain moisture and maintains soil nutrients.

Master Gardener logo - UCBetty, who has been a Master Gardener since 2001, will also cover how to harvest water that is normally wasted. Additionally, she will describe which Mediterranean plants do especially well in our foothills and will bring books and handouts for her audience.

Betty will speak to the public on Saturday, July 26, at 11 a.m. in the Oakhurst Library Community Room. If you have any questions about this special occasion, please call the library at 559-683-4838.

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