April events with the Yolo County Master Gardeners


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The Annual Spring Plant Sale will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Woodland Community College, located at 2300 E. Gibson Rd., Woodland.  UCCE Yolo County Master Gardeners, Woodland Community College, Woodland High School and YoloArts will have a large selection of plants for sale. There are 28 varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, summer vegetables, annual, perennials, drought tolerant plants, houseplants, succulents and herbs. There will be free parking. Please note that plants can be purchased by cash or check only. Workshops at the Annual Spring Plant Sale: Saturday April 6 From 9:30-10:30 a.m. UCCE Master Gardener Diana Gomez Neves will discuss selecting, planting, cultural management and care of summer vegetables Woodland Community College in Building 400.  From 11 a.m. to Noon UCCE Master Gardeners Sharon Schwarz and Peg Smith will discuss the health challenges that can affect gardeners. Learn what you can do to limit your risks. Workshops at the Annual Spring Plant Sale: Saturday, April 13 On Saturday, April 13 at Woodland Community College, located at 2300 E. Gibson Rd., Woodland, two  free workshops are presented in Building 400 to help with gardening.   From 9:30-10:30 a.m. UC Master Gardener Paula Haley will discuss how to entice native bees, butterflies and hummingbirds by the use of pollinator plants. There will be a demonstration table of pollinator plants in the Four-Square Garden area. From 10:30-11:30 a.m. UCCE Master Gardener Diana Gomez Neves will give an overview of the Master Food Preserver Program.  Learn about canning, dehydration, freezing, pickling, and making jams, jellies and more.  Succulent Gardens Workshop: Saturday, April 13 The free workshop will be held at the Esparto Regional Library, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at 17065 Yolo Ave,, Esparto. Succulents are easy to grow and add beauty and interest to a garden. UCCE Yolo County Master Gardener Wilda Knoessen will discuss varieties of succulents, and what water, light and soil are required for healthy succulents. Creating a succulent garden in a container will be demonstrated. “Summer is Coming”: Saturday, April 27 Two free presentations will be held at Davis Central Park Gardens on the corner of Third and B Street. UCCE Master Gardeners will hold two workshops: Learn how to tune up your existing irrigation, or convert from sprinklers to drip from 9:30-10:30 a.m. This workshop is designed to provide a guide to having an efficient water saving irrigation system. Learn about a summer vegetable garden, what and how to plant, pitfalls, problems, and common pests and diseases from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Solutions to common problems will be presented.  Year-round kitchen gardening program: Sunday, April 28 A free monthly program is presented at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Library at 315 E. 14th Street, Davis in the Children’s Area Conference Room on Sunday, April 28 from 2– 4 p.m. UCCE Master Gardeners of Yolo County will discuss how to stock a kitchen with home-grown fruit, vegetables and more. Participants will learn about spring planting and the care of edible flowers, fruit trees, herbs and vegetables.]]>

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