From chickens to fruit trees Spring Gardening Workshops starting soon

University of California Master Gardeners of Butte County will kick-off their Spring Workshop Series on Thursday, February 8 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. in their Demonstration Garden located at Patrick Ranch, 10381 Midway, Durham.

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 12:58 PM

University of California Master Gardeners of Butte County will kick-off their Spring Workshop Series on Thursday, February 8 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. in their Demonstration Garden located at Patrick Ranch, 10381 Midway, Durham.

The first spring workshop, “Seed Starting,” will instruct participants on starting and transplanting tomato and pepper seeds, and show how to nurture them through the season until it is time to put them in the ground.

New in this season's schedule of sixteen different workshops are topics such as Raising Backyard Chickens, a special Presentation about Bats, and how to transform you urban landscape into a Wild Garden. The last workshop will be a tour of the Demonstration Garden at Patrick Ranch on Thursday June 7. Most workshops are held at Patrick Ranch with a few held at private residences in Butte County. All workshops are free with the exception of a supplies charge for the Compost Bin Building workshop on February 21.

Visit the BCMG website to see a description of all workshops and to make the necessary registration for classes. Most sessions are limited to 25 or 50 attendees, and this popular series fills up quickly so timely registration is encouraged.

Photo by Paul Brennan

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