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Wildflowers Not Weeds IN PERSON
1430 Freedom Blvd, suite E
Watsonville, CA 95076
Contact: Delise Weir, admin@ucmgmb.org
Sponsor: UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz

California’s wet winters bring us the promise of wildflowers. They are beautiful, provide habitat for pollinators, produce nutritious seed, pollen and leaves and are essential elements in a healthy ecosystem.

Wildflowers were once abundant throughout our state. Their populations have been drastically reduced due to development, invasive species and more recently, extreme fires and prolonged Drought.


Come learn how to grow your own mini meadow of wildflowers. Wildflowers struggle to compete with weeds so we’ll also be discussing weed management. We will learn how to identify many of the common weeds that have invaded urban landscapes. Weed eradication and site preparation is important in starting any garden. There will be a sheet mulching demonstration and participants are encouraged to bring in samples of their weeds.

Finally, we will learn about some of our most local wildflowers, show you how to start some in pots and we’ll transplant seedlings for participants to take home.

Instruction is free with a $12 materials fee - donations are appreciated. Attendance is limited so reserve your space soon.