Friday, February 1, 2019

UCCE Master Gardener Classes & Events (Amador/El Dorado) - Feb 2019

February 2019 UCCE Master Gardener Classes & Events
Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners
Serving Amador and El Dorado counties 
 
530-621-5512 * For our class schedules, visit http://cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu/Master_Gardeners/ 
Amador County Classes


2/16 Grafting Backyard Fruit Trees  *Hands-on Class
Interested in improving the quality and variety of fruit trees in your backyard orchard? Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on Saturday, February 16, 2019 for this timely class on grafting methods you can use on fruit trees in your home orchard. Local Master Gardeners will present a hands-on clinic covering a variety of grafting techniques for home gardeners. Whip, tongue and cleft grafts will be demonstrated and practiced. Bud grafts will also be discussed. Learn how to grow a fruit salad tree. A variety of fruit tree scions may be available for participants to take home. Hand-outs will be available. The class is free and open to the public.

9:00 am to Noon
Location: Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson



2/23 "Bloomin" in Amador County
With just a little "know how" you can enjoy flowers blooming in your garden and landscape throughout the year. Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for their free Public Education class, "Bloomin" in Amador County on Saturday, February 23, 2019 for information on planning various types of colorful gardens suitable for local soils and microclimates. Learn which plants to grow in order to insure year-round color in your garden as well as provide resources for beneficial insects inhabiting your landscape. The Master Gardeners will provide details on selection, care and maintenance of appropriate, colorful, annual and perennial flowering plants including succulents, shrubs and trees. Handouts will be available. The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

9:00 am to Noon
Location: Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson
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El Dorado County 

2/2 Spring & Summer Vegetables
It's time to prepare the garden for the delicious spring and summer vegetables. Master Gardener Zack Dowell will discuss garden plant selection, planting times, site selection, soil preparation, proper seed planting techniques, and pest management. The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

9:00 am to Noon
Location: Government Center Hearing Room, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville


2/9 Second Saturday Open Garden Day
A lot of things are happening in the winter vegetable garden.
Master Gardener Barry and Team will explain various planting, thinning, and pest control methods as well as needs for the success of your vegetable garden during each month's demonstration. Today's focus will be on growing succulents, straw bale gardening, cold frames and other season extenders. The class is free and open to the public.

9:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville.
Note: Parking Fee: $2.00 (see kiosks in college parking lot)




2/13 Citrus: From Garden to Table  
- Combo MG & MFP Class 
Join Master Gardener Phyllis Lee and Master Food Preserver Jane Alexander in a wonderful presentation on how to grow and preserve citrus.  Come see how you can grow citrus successfully in our community.  Phyllis Lee will inform the novice and experienced citrus grower in what makes for successful growing in this county, what pests to watch for, how to protect during our cold nights, and harvest.  Jane Alexander will share recipes for delightful treats that can be made using citrus, including marmalades, citrus peels and salts. The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

9:00 am - Noon
Location: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park



2/23 Sustainable Organic Gardening Workshop 

Workshop Fee: $25
Pre-registration required:  http://ucanr.edu/sustainable-organic-gardening  
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park


The University of California working in cooperation with County Government and the United States Department of Agriculture. 
Should you need assistance or require special accommodations for any of our educational programs, please contact us at  530-621-5502.


It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/215244.pdf ). Inquiries regarding ANR's nondiscrimination policies may be directed to UCANR, Affirmative Action Compliance & Title IX Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750-1397.
UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667

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