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  • Garden Talks with UC Master Gardeners- Bare Root Fruit Trees
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    Garden Talks with UC Master Gardeners- Bare Root Fruit Trees

    UC Master Gardener Janet Rogers will share a research-based presentation, “Bare Root Fruit Trees”, to kick off the 2022 online Garden Talk series. January is a great time of year to plant bare-root fruit trees. Janet will talk about the benefits of planting bare root fruit trees, how to select varieties based on chill hours, soil and water requirements, and more. This presentation will help home gardeners enjoy the advantages of the diverse kinds of bare root fruit trees available at this time of year. Register by clicking the topic on our website: http://ucanr.edu/sbmg.

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    FREE, Monthly Garden Talks with UC Master Gardeners- Water Capture and Water Wise for the Home Garden

    Master Gardener Tim Milham with give a research-based talk, “Water Capture for the Home Garden”. In preparation for this year’s anticipated rainfall, Tim will discuss ways to capture as much water as you can in your garden. Master Gardener Sheryl Reimers will follow with a research-based talk, “Water-Wise Home Gardening”. Using the water you have wisely in your yard is fundamental to an efficient and productive garden. We hope you will join us.
    Registration Required! http://ucanr.edu/sbmg

  • FREE, Monthly Garden Talks with UC Master Gardeners- Harvesting and Post-Harvest Storage
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    FREE, Monthly Garden Talks with UC Master Gardeners- Harvesting and Post-Harvest Storage

    Garden Talk with UC Master Gardeners presents "Harvesting and Post-Harvest Storage"

    When: 7-8pm on Sep. 13
    Where: Online
    Registration Required!
    Find registration info at:
    http://ucanr.edu/sbmg

  • Victory Vegetable Gardening Classes for the True Beginner
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    Victory Vegetable Gardening Classes for the True Beginner

    Please join the UC Master Gardeners on four Saturdays from 10am-12pm, September 11th, 18th & 25th and October 2nd.

    Topics will include:
    • Garden site selection
    • Soil preparation
    • What to plant when
    • Seed starting & transplanting
    • And much, much more!

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    FREE, Monthly Garden Talks with UC Master Gardeners- Vertebrate Garden Pests

    Garden Talk: Vertebrate Pests. 7-8pm on August 23, 2021
    Learn interesting, practical, research-based gardening information from UC Master Gardeners.
    Registration required:
    http://ucanr.edu/sbmg

  • FREE, Monthly Garden Talks with UC Master Gardeners- Vegetable Garden Pests
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    FREE, Monthly Garden Talks with UC Master Gardeners- Vegetable Garden Pests

    The UC Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County announce a free series of public education presentations on Zoom, “Garden Talk with UC Master Gardeners”.
    Each “Garden Talk” will share useful, interesting, research-based home gardening information with gardeners of all experience levels.

    These free monthly talks run from 7:00-8:00PM on Zoom on the following dates:

    July 12, 2021
    August 2, 2021
    September 13, 2021
    October 4, 2021
    November 1, 2021
    December 6, 2021

  • Victory Vegetable Gardening Classes for the True Beginner
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    Victory Vegetable Gardening Classes for the True Beginner

    Please join the UC Master Gardeners on four Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm, from April 5-26, 2021.

    Topics will include:
    • Garden site selection
    • Soil preparation
    • What to plant when
    • Seed starting & transplanting
    • And much, much more!

    Register here: http://ucanr.edu/vvg-april

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    Victory Vegetable Gardening Classes for the True Beginner

    SIGN UP TODAY!
    Vegetable Gardening for the True Beginner - 4 Saturdays
    Date
    February 20 & 27
    March 6 &13
    Time
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Contact
    Master Gardener Helpline
    Email: anrmgsb@ucanr.edu
    Phone: 805-893-3485
    Sponsor
    UC Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County
    Location
    Virtual via ZOOM
    Class size is limited to 25 participants.
    Registration closes February 13th.
    A $5 per class donation is requested if you are able.
    On-line Registration
    http://ucanr.edu/vvg-registration

  •  “The Benefits of Attracting Leaf Cutter and Mason Bees to Your Garden”
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    “The Benefits of Attracting Leaf Cutter and Mason Bees to Your Garden”

    Mason and leaf cutter bees are solitary native bees that do not make honey or live in a hive. You don’t need protective gear as when keeping honey bees. These bees collect pollen on their bodies from plants and transfer the pollen to other plants. This is the first step in a process that produces fruit, vegetables, seeds and plants. Attendees will learn: How to coax these pollinators into their garden, Leave with a plan to create their own bee house, Learn how to increase yield of fruit and nut trees, and Understand the life cycle of native bees

  • Growing Tomatoes
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    Growing Tomatoes

    UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County
    PRESENT A FREE PUBLIC WORKSHOP: Growing Tomatoes
    Learn best practice in growing tomatoes
    Instructed by Master Gardeners, with a special emphasis on growing in coastal climates, including:
    • Types and Varieties
    • Site Selection and Plant Care
    • Integrated Pest Management
    Questions? 805-893-3485 or cesantabarbara.ucanr.edu/Master_Gardener/
    Saturday, March 7, 2020 – 10:30 AM–12 PM (Registration from 10am)
    Mesa Harmony Garden, 500 Dolores Drive, Santa Barbara, 93109 | Park in Dolores Drive

  • Planting Bare-Root Fruit Trees
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    Planting Bare-Root Fruit Trees

    Planting Bare-Root Fruit Trees
    Learn by doing!
    Instructed and guided by Master Gardeners:
    • Learn the basics of bareroot fruit trees: what are they, why choose them, how to care for them.
    • Learn about planting: site prep, plant depth.
    • Get hands-on experience planting trees including making gopher baskets and setting up irrigation.
    Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 10 AM–12 PM (Registration from 9:30)
    Questions? 805-893-3485 or cesantabarbara.ucanr.edu/Master_Gardener/

  • Success with Succulents 101
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    Success with Succulents 101

    The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardeners announces a free public workshop entitled “Success With Succulents 101” to be presented on Sunday, February 3, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara.

  • Winter Fruit-tree Pruning Clinic
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    Winter Fruit-tree Pruning Clinic

    Winter Fruit-tree Pruning Clinic - Learn by doing!
    Guided by Master Gardeners and experienced pruners:
    • Prepare the deciduous fruit trees at Mesa Harmony Garden for a fruitful spring and summer season.
    • Learn pruning techniques for different species of fruit tree.
    • Learn about winter pruning vs. summer pruning.
    Larry Saltzman, past-President California Rare Fruit Growers Ventura and SB – with Master Gardeners
    Questions? 805-893-3485 or cesantabarbara.ucanr.edu
    Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 10 AM–12 PM (Registration from 9:30)

  • Winter Deciduous Pruning & Garden Clinic
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    Winter Deciduous Pruning & Garden Clinic

    UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County present a free public workshop on Winter Deciduous Pruning & Gardening. This workshop includes how to prune common fruiting trees and includes a hands-on pruning clinic plus winter vegetable growing tips. Led by Dr. Jerry Sortomme and UCCE Master Gardeners. Advanced Registration suggested to ensure participation. 30 Participants Maximum. Those not registered in advance may attend as space permits. Preregister via email to kefsb@aol.com. Rain Cancels. Sissy rain doesn't.

  • What You Need to Know About Composting at Home
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    What You Need to Know About Composting at Home

    The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardeners announces a free public workshop entitled “What You Need to Know About Composting at Home” to be presented on Sunday, October 6, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara.

    Attendees will learn how to turn kitchen and yard scraps into compost gold, how compost benefits the soil and the plants you grow, and compost methods, hot, cold and more.

  • What You Need to Know About Composting at Home
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    What You Need to Know About Composting at Home

    The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardeners announces a free public workshop entitled “What You Need to Know About Composting at Home” to be presented on Sunday, October 6, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara.

    Attendees will learn how to turn kitchen and yard scraps into compost gold, how compost benefits the soil and the plants you grow, and compost methods, hot, cold and more.

  • GROW TASTY TOMATOES
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    GROW TASTY TOMATOES

    Attendees will learn how to select, plant, and care for tomato plants as well as how to recognize potential diseases and pests.

  • PLANNING A POLLINATOR GARDEN
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    PLANNING A POLLINATOR GARDEN

    About the speakers:
    Sheryl Reimers and Jim Rice live in Lompoc. She grows flowers in their garden for bees and Jim is an avid beekeeper. They also maintain a vegetable garden and belong to beekeeping groups. They are first year Master Gardeners.

  • SANTA BARBARA FLOWERING PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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    SANTA BARBARA FLOWERING PLANT IDENTIFICATION

    Attendees will learn how to describe plants in order to identify them and plant morphology terminology. The talk will also explain key differences between groups and families of plants to help identify Santa Barbara's extremely diverse flora.

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