Healthy, beautiful, productive gardens need a balance of various natural conditions in order to thrive. As many gardeners have noticed, climate change is already having an impact on our gardening efforts and plans. Higher temperatures and changing rainfall patterns are causing changes in growing seasons and insect life cycles. Even warm weather plants like tomatoes and peppers are harmed by increased temperatures. Considering the connection between successful gardening, air temperature and rainfall, a changing climate will create some new challenges for gardeners.
If you are interested in learning methods for managing the changes, join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for the Public Education class, “Planting for Change” on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 am to Noon at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson
Master Gardeners will provide information on various ways to plant and manage your garden and landscape for the future, including how to properly remove and replace your lawn. They will also discuss some of the Amador Master Gardeners’ favorite landscape plants and techniques you can use to make your garden more sustainable over time. Handouts will be available. This class is free and open to the public. No reservations required.