Master Gardeners–Yolo announces more free March events

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By Denise Cottrell, Master Gardener of Yolo County
Special to the Express

Yolo Master Gardener–Yolo presents more workshops and opportunities to gain knowledge and information on growing in your garden this month.

March 11: Gardening for Year-Round Meals
The regular monthly Saturday morning meeting of “Gardening for Year-Round Meals” will continue March 11, from 11 a.m. to Noon, at Grace Garden, located behind the Methodist Church at 1620 Anderson Rd., Davis. This month’s workshop will be led by UCCE Yolo County Master Gardener Pam McCabe, who will discuss what vegetables, fruits, and herbs to plant in March, along with March gardening tasks and how to incorporate March harvests into nutritious, seasonal meals. Participants will receive recipes, plus tips on controlling powdery mildew and growing edible flowers. Gardening for Year-Round Meals meets on the second Saturday of every month, at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Pam McCabe at

March 23: Yolo Master Gardener–Yolo Library Workshop on Edibles in the Garden
The second of this month’s Yolo Master Gardener–Yolo Library Workshop will be held on Thursday, March 23rd from 3–4 p.m. via Zoom at This week’s topic, “Edibles in the Garden”, will be led by UCCE Solano County Master Gardener Tina Saravia.

Saravia blogs for the Under Solano Sun and has written articles on various topics for Seeds for Thought, the Solano County Master Gardener newsletter. Saravia is a self-proclaimed foodie gardener who loves to eat what she grows and loves to grow what she eats. With this workshop, she hopes to inspire everyone to consider using edibles in the landscape. She will share examples and the benefits of using both annual and perennial edible plants to create a more sustainable garden.

If you have specific questions to ask about pruning, planting, weeding or pest identification, contact UCCE Master Gardeners of Yolo at 530-666-8736 or by email at, or in person at the Master Gardener booths set up at Farmers Markets in Yolo County and at Lowes, in West Sacramento.

On March 18, Master Gardeners will host a Gardening Questions and Answers Desk at the Lowes in West Sacramento (2250 Lake Washington Blvd.) from 10 a.m. to Noon.

For information on other in-person question and answer sessions located in Yolo County, dates and times are available at, under the heading “Ask a Master Gardener.” When you visit in person, there are three things you can do to aid the Master Gardeners in answering your questions:

  1. Bring a sample of your sick plant, such as a small branch with several leaves;
  2. Provide details of the problem, such as when you first saw the issue and what you saw;
  3. Bring the plant samples and bugs in separate sealed non-returnable containers to aid in identification and, if necessary, leave them with Master Gardeners for additional research.
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