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Become A Master Gardener And Keep Local Information Alive

MARIPOSA — As the gardening season winds down, gardeners always think about the future. What can we do to improve our soil? Enhance our landscape? Ease the workload? What plants have caught our eye? Master gardeners are thinking about the future in a different way. Master Gardeners go through training to help you with gardening challenges. We write, answer questions, ...

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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 ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Wildfires & Fall Gardens

By Brian David —  We know that wildfire smoke affects people’s health. Particles of burned plants and trees land on dust particles and are breathed into the lungs. However, this year’s Ferguson Fire not only affected you, it affected your plants. This summer’s Sierra foothill smoke has limited gardening, in part by imposing health restrictions on gardeners. In areas that ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Tomato Diseases

By Helen Willoughby-Peck —  Most home gardeners who grow tomatoes have experienced  problems with tomato diseases.  Tomatoes can suffer a variety of diseases and environmental factors contributing to poor production, foliage damage, or plant death. Here are a few of them that you might be seeing on your tomato plants this summer with possible solutions to ‘cure’ your plants. Tomato ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Tomato Pests

By Helen Willoughby-Peck (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) It is a good idea to take a walk in your garden every day. It is good for you, but more importantly, it is good for your plants. Observing your plants on a regular basis can help control pests beginning to enjoy your tomatoes before you can. When caught early, pests are usually ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Getting Help, Finding Answers

By Brian David (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) In Mariposa we can access answers to gardening questions through the University of California’s Master Gardener Helpline. Belinda Gilbert and Diane Timmins, UC Master Gardener Helpline volunteers, explain the helpline process. What is the purpose of the U.C. Master Gardener’s Helpline?  We receive calls from people wanting help identifying insects or plants. Sometimes ...

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Thanks To All From The Mariposa Master Gardeners

Submitted by Sheri Mace – MARIPOSA – The UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa would like to thank all the gardening enthusiasts of our town for supporting two of our main events: The 2018 Spring Plant & Art Sale and the Annual Garden Tour. The proceeds from both events enable us to continue our community outreach programs such as public informational ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners Spring Tour

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Master Gardener’s annual spring tour this year includes two hillside pool-scapes (blending California native plants with traditional varieties), an inspiring lake-side organic garden (integrating animal husbandry), a mountain-view garden sprinkled with maple groves, and an enchanting creek side property with welcoming wildflowers, blooming along meandering trails, accentuated by enchanting yard art. On Saturday, May 19, the ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners Host Transformative Workshop

COULTERVILLE — UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County offer a free public Transformations Workshop on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at Big Table Ranch, located at 10332 Fiske Road in Coulterville. Four half-hour stations will help attendees discover ways to transform their outdoor spaces in the wake of years of drought, fire, and tree mortality. Those in ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Garden Insects

By Brian David (Mariposa Master Gardener) This year I am welcoming wasps and inviting insects to invade our garden. I am experiencing a paradigm shift (a fundamental change of underlying assumptions). It started when I heard, “Not all insects are bad. In fact, of the 92,00 species that have been identified in the United States, about 87,000 (95%) are either ...

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