Master Gardener Tina Saravia will discuss the garden benefits and challenges of keeping chickens. At the end of the talk you will get an opportunity to tour the Mangia food forest garden and see the wise water features and creative use of re-purposed items in the garden. After the tour you are invited to bring a dish to share at a lunch potluck.
Information on Medi-Cal (health insurance for adults and families), CMSP (health insurance for mostly families without dependents), CalFresh (assistance with food) and CalWORKs (cash assistance for needy families) hosted by Napa County Self Sufficiency Services division HHSA.
For more information please call 707-942-4833 or visit the Napa Valley Register’s event page.
Do you want nutritious, easy to grow and utterly fresh food from your garden this spring and summer? UC Master Gardeners of Napa County will help home gardeners learn what the garden needs to successfully produce spring and summer vegetables from seeds and plant starts. In addition to growing basics and hands on activities, this program includes watering, fertilizing, and harvesting tips, with a dash of UC IPM for pest and disease control. The delight of growing your own groceries is matched only by savoring them at harvest.
With some planning and thought, you can create an inviting, yet water-saving, front yard. Refine the look of your front yard by using a variety of mulch, rock, hardscape or sculptures and carefully-chosen drought tolerant plants, including succulents of California native plants, to save water and reduce your water bill.
For more information visit the event page on UC Master Gardeners website.
Join us for our March historic walking tour. We will discover the history of Napa County through historic buildings located right in the heart of downtown. Tours depart from the Goodman Library at 10am; be there by 9:45 for check-in.
Good garden design needs planning. Bring a drawing of your garden design project and UC Master Gardeners will get you started. We will review basic design principles and provide some hands-on instructions on creating a garden design as well as provide research-based informational links for additional material. Participants are encouraged to bring a drawing of a desired garden design project for their own landscape to work on during the workshop and an electronic device for accessing the internet.
This 4 class series stresses sustainable gardening practices such as mulching, efficient watering methods, on-site composting, integrated pest management, and use of organic fertilizers and soil amendments.
Topics will include: soil preparation, amendments, and fertilizers; irrigation methods and systems; working with both seeds and seedlings, cultural requirements of specific warm and cool season crops and varieties that do well in our area; and how to identify and manage common pests; weeds and diseases of vegetable crops in Napa County.
Register for this 4-part course, each week builds on the last. Register once for all fours parts of this course for only $10. Classes start Sunday February 23, with part one, part 2 on March 1, part 3 on March 8, and part 4 on March 15.
Join us at “Shalom” Demonstration Food Forest garden in Vacaville where Kristina Fink from Lemuria Nursery will cover winter fruit tree care of deciduous fruit trees (apples, peach, pears, apricots, plums, etc).
Kristina will cover the basics of tree selection, planting a bare root fruit tree, soil amendments to produce an abundance of fruit, first-third year pruning to establish size and irrigation. She will also help to problem-solve some of the challenges of this newly established food forest garden and demonstrate the proper way of pruning these 1 year old trees.
For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite.