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  •  “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 [email protected] 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.

  • STRAW BALE GARDENING
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    STRAW BALE GARDENING

    Who would have thought a bale of straw could be turned in to a mini (or larger!) garden. Straw bale gardening opens possibilities for people with limited space, limited options, or limited ability to bend over. Come see how to easily turn a bale or bales of straw into a successful garden space. We will cover sourcing, conditioning, and planting bales as well as ideas of where and how to place them and what to do with them at the end of the season.

  • Worm Composting Made Easy!
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    Worm Composting Made Easy!

    Attendees will learn all one needs to know to start a worm bin including: why compost with worms, what kind of worms are best, how to build a worm bin, how to manage a bin, and how to harvest and use worm castings. Worm composting is a great way to compost kitchen scraps on a small and easy scale. Garden soil will be enriched by the use of worm castings.

  • STRAW BALE GARDENING
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    STRAW BALE GARDENING

    UCCE Master Gardeners present a free workshop, "Straw Bale Gardening" at the Santa Barbara Public Library on Oct 20 at 10:30 am. Come and learn about conditioning and preparing the straw bales, planting in them, and general guidelines on caring for the bales and gardens.

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

    Participants will be awarded a certificate upon completion from the UC Master Gardener Program. Pre-registration required with cost of $35.00 for materials. Register by August 31 at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=25238
    Learn the essentials of vegetable gardening. Topics include gardening basics, soils, plant selection and pest management. Classes are from 10am to 1pm on 4 September 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2018.
    Any questions? Contact 805-893-3485 or email [email protected]

  • OVERVIEW OF 2019 MASTER GARDENER CLASS
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    OVERVIEW OF 2019 MASTER GARDENER CLASS

    You will learn about the education, opportunities, and fun that Master Gardeners have. They share science-based information to home gardeners in various ways including projects, demonstrations and presentations to interested gardeners. Please join us at Stone Pine Hall, 210 South H Street, Lompoc.
    Refreshments will be served.

  • OVERVIEW OF 2019 MASTER GARDENER CLASS
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    OVERVIEW OF 2019 MASTER GARDENER CLASS

    You will learn about the classes, education, opportunities, and fun that Master Gardeners have. They share science-based information to home gardeners in various ways including projects, demonstrations and presentations to interested gardeners in our communities. Please join us at the Goleta Community Center, room 8, at 5679 Hollister, Goleta.
    Refreshments will be served.

  • FIRE WISE LANDSCAPING
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    FIRE WISE LANDSCAPING

    You will learn:
    the Fire Safe 3 R's,
    Fuel ladders vs. firebreaks,
    and distinguishing characteristics of both fire resistant and fire prone plants.
    You will also learn ways to create and maintain a defensible space around your home.

  • FIRE WISE LANDSCAPING
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    FIRE WISE LANDSCAPING

  • Growing Orchids Easily in Santa Barbara
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    Growing Orchids Easily in Santa Barbara

    The speakers will define orchids, how they grow, and their specific needs regarding water, humidity and fertilizer. They will suggest types of orchids to grow easily in Santa Barbara.

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