UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties
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Looking for gardening advice?  Have a pest problem?  Wondering which plants are drought resistant?  You’ve come to the right place!  Follow the menus to helpful information about gardening in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties. Ahora también tenemos recursos en español.
 

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  • Time to Bale

    Added July 12, 2017
    Cardboard mulch under the straw bale garden. Photo courtesy of www.lensgarden.com.au.

    We have a FREE class coming up about straw bale and hugelkulture gardening. Visit our website to read more about the class and sign up to reserve your space! Straw bale gardening is a container gardening technique that allows productive herb,...

  • Seed Saving in the Summer Garden

    Added July 5, 2017
    Separating fava beans from their seedpods. Photo © Melody Overstreet.

    A Daily Practice I make it a daily practice to walk the garden and check-in on the plants. With each hot day that passes, I find that there is always something new that surfaces. The birds come to land on the branches of the fig tree, while others land...

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  • Bruce's Big Battle at Briggs: 15 Minutes of Aim!

    Added July 19, 2017
    Distinguished professor Bruce Hammock, who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    What do professors do for fun and camaraderie? Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor at the University of California, Davis, who holds a joint appointment with the Department of Entomology and Nematology and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center,...

  • Retiring entomologist will be missed

    Added July 18, 2017
    Vernard Lewis.

    He built a villa for termites, delighted school children with giant cockroaches, did “time” at San Quentin State Prison, traveled the world looking at insects and, in 2016, Vernard Lewis was inducted into the Pest Management...

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