Master Gardeners – They’re here for us!
Who needs University of California Extension Service Master Gardeners? Just about everyone. Whether you have a single house plant or a vast fruit orchard, Master Gardeners are the perfect resource for gardeners. In addition to their newsletters and hotlines, they present free community workshops around Santa Clara County. I have attended three of them so far: Organic, Sustainable Gardening, Canning and Preserving and Growing and Using Herbs. I have been gardening for about 50 years and still, every time I attend a workshop I am amazed at how much I have to learn about gardening. Last weekend I attended an herb workshop given by Sharon McCray. She has been teaching gardening for eighteen years and has 12,000 hours as a volunteer Master Gardener. Among other things, she taught us how to start herb cuttings in mini greenhouses made from plastic bags. Their next workshop is Friday, August 6 at 7:00 P.M. at Evergreen Library. The focus of the workshop is Cool Season Vegetable Gardening.