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Save The Date: Saturday, March 16

Pollinator Plant Sale

pollinator sale

View more event details here and a list of the 35 varieties of flowering plants for sale.

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2019 Tomato Plant Sale
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Learn about three new varieties

Gophers, Moles and Voles

pocket gopher
At times there are unwanted visitors to your garden – often under the ground where you rarely see them. In order to get rid of them, you first need to identify the critter. Read on to learn about moles, voles and gophers and how to deal with them...

Putting Trap in Tunnels

Finding Tunnels

Poor Soil, Poor Plants... Good Soil, Good Plants

soil in hands
According to Steve Andres, soil scientist, “Soil is the most complex biological material on planet Earth. To learn more about soil and how to improve your soil, read the first in this three part series on soil...

Growing Edible Pod Peas – It’s a Snap!

snap pea
While many parts of the country are cold and snowy this month, with gardeners thumbing through seed catalogs and dreaming about summer planting – gardeners in Marin County can grow enjoy fresh edibles year round. Read on to learn about how you can plant peas now for a winter harvest...

Edible Demo Garden at Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden

Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden
The UC Marin Master Gardeners demonstration garden at Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden is a hands-on teaching tool for UC Master Gardeners and the public. The garden is the center of a seasonal education program that demonstrates science-based practices for growing food at home. Come visit us!

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Gael’s Edible Gardening Tidbits...

...From Marin Master Gardener Gael Perrin

Gael’s Edible Gardening Tidbits
Choose Your Edible Garden Site: First of four tidbits on planning an edible garden. It’s time to begin planning for your summer edible garden. Read on for tips...

How to Protect Plants from Frost

Photo: UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County
When the outside temperature drops to freezing, some plants need protection. Be ready to deal with this problem with these tips...

Wisteria: Winter Pruning

wisteria on fence
Winter is the perfect time to restore order to that tangle of vines climbing your fence or hovering above you on the arbor. If your wisteria, Papilionaceae, hasn’t been pruned in a while, the vines may be poking into the eaves and working their way under the shingles and into cracks. Now is the time to do the major restructuring that will result in cascading flowers in the spring. Read on for more on winter pruning...

Growing a Small Fruit Tree

Excerpted from Grow a Little Fruit Tree © by Ann Ralph. Photography © by Saxon Holt-PhotoBotanic. Used with permission from Storey Publishing
Excerpted from Grow a Little Fruit Tree © by Ann Ralph. Photography © by Saxon Holt-PhotoBotanic. Used with permission from Storey Publishing
Fruit trees are like domesticated animals: they need us to take care of them. Quit pruning your fig tree and chances are it will continue to grow, but you’ll end up with a tangled twist of branches and a few figs thirty feet overhead. Don’t like stepping on squishy fallen fruit or teetering on ladders? Keep your tree as short as six feet by pruning. Read on to learn how...

How to Care for Your Citrus Plants

California is fortunate to have an ideal climate for growing citrus trees.  Read on to learn how to care for your citrus plants...

Opportunity Fund

UC Marin Master Gardeners are grateful for a tax-deductible donation to support our program.

Got garden questions? Ask a Master Gardener...

VISIT: UCCE Master Gardener Help Desk
1682 Novato Boulevard, Suite 150-B
Novato, CA 94947
          CALL: (415) 473-4204

Seasonal Farmers Markets open in May.  Visit a Master Gardener Help Desk at your local Farmers Market.  Click here for the schedule.


The mission of the Marin Master Gardeners is to extend research based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices to Marin residents.

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