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Researching Post-wildfire Produce Safety

Tubbs Fire burning east of Bicentennial Way. Photo by Gabrielle Lurie, The Chronicle

Air quality in Sonoma County has been significantly impacted by the fires that spread through the region. The full scope of the air contamination is still unknown, but likely includes high concentrations of likely carcinogens including heavy metals, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Local farms and gardens played a significant role in food relief efforts immediately following the start of the fires, contributing produce to shelters and kitchens....

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:06 AM
Tags: fire (1), Master Gardeners (11), Produce (1), smoke (1), UC Berkeley (1)

Fair Time is Fun Time!

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Visit 4-Hers & Master Gardeners at the Fair July 22-August 7, closed Mondays "Lights, Camera, Fair!" Fair time is also a great time to see 4-Hers in action! Visit the Livestock area and watch the kids show chickens, rabbits, goats, sheep, swine, dairy cattle and beef cattle.  Showing livestock at the fair requires months of preparation for the market animals (sold at the auction) and years of work for the breeding projects (ongoing dairy and livestock...

Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 3:31 PM

Master Gardeners partner with Bayer Farm

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The UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County has embarked on a new long-term partnership with Bayer Farm in Roseland in Santa Rosa.  Teams of two Master Gardener Food Gardening Specialists will be at the garden one day per week sharing and learning knowledge about organic food gardening practices with the wonderful community gardeners at Bayer Farm.  This is a new model for how the Master Gardeners engage as we hope to share knowledge mutually and learn from each other.  In...

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8:38 AM

Garden Sense: International Master Gardener Award

2015 Search for Excellence Award

Mimi Enright, UCCE Sonoma Master Gardener Program Coordinator and Susan Foley, UCCE Sonoma Garden Sense Coordinator were honored to attend the International Master Gardener (IMG) Conference held at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa on September 23, 2015.  They were there to accept the first place award in the 'Community Service' category of the IMG's Search for Excellence for the Garden Sense program.  They were proud to represent the hard work & commitment...

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 12:05 PM

A Thriving Vegetable Garden with Less Water

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The Food Gardening Specialists (FGS) of the UCCE Sonoma Master Gardeners are excited to present water-wise food gardening strategies.Given our hot, dry summers along with the prediction of extended drought, we can't afford to waste a drop. This video demonstrates how home and community gardeners can grow a thriving vegetable garden with less water. In addition, this video is complemented by a planting scheme and a drip system instruction and shopping list that reflects the 4x8-foot...

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 9:21 AM
Tags: Drought (4), Master Gardeners (11)

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