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Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale And Native Grasses Workshop

Submitted by Sherri Mace –

MARIPOSA – It’s that time of year when the UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County gear up for their Fall Plant Sale and Native Grasses workshop.

They’ll also be at the 33rd annual CoyoteFest in historic downtown Coulterville on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Master Gardeners are proud to participate in the celebration, parade, car show, music, Coyote Howl Contest and more. Food vendors will be there as well, so come make a day of it!

The UC Master Gardener booth “Friends of the Forest” will have activities for the kids and adults alike. If you have gardening and landscaping questions, are interested in our upcoming Master Gardener training, or just want to have some Forest fun, come find us at Coyote Fest!

FREE “Native Grasses” Workshop

Although lawns are popular in many suburban and city areas where yards are small, here in fire country we encourage landscaping that works in harmony with nature.

Join the UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County for a free “Native Grasses for Conservation, Restoration and Landscaping” workshop on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 5100 Bullion Street in Mariposa.

Jodie Sheffield is a sod and seed specialist in charge of research and development for Delta Bluegrass Company in Stockton, Calif. She will be discussing landscaping that fits into the natural environment, lawn alternatives, plant selection, materials, seasonality and maintenance needs. She will also highlight several species and their characteristics.

Registration for the FREE workshop is required. Register at http://cemariposa.ucanr.edu or call 209-966-2417.

UC Master Gardener’s Fall Plant Sale

The annual UC Master Gardener’s Fall Plant Sale returns on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Coulterville Firehouse on Highway 49 North.

Master Gardeners have propagated fall/winter vegetables, perennials, trees and succulents for purchase. Arrive early for the best selection of such favorites as:

  • Winter vegetables
  • Succulents, catnip and other herbs and natives
  • Salvia, rudbeckia and lavender

There will be Master Gardeners on hand to answer your gardening and landscaping questions.

For more information, please call the UC Master Gardeners at 209-966-2417.

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