Master Gardeners kick off season |

Master Gardeners kick off season

The UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe, local volunteers working on behalf of the University of California Cooperative Extension in Davis, are kicking off the summer season with some fun and educational events.

Master Gardeners are specifically trained to provide research-based information to local gardeners to help them have success in all areas of horticulture in the Tahoe Basin. Whether it be growing vegetables, pest management, caring for perennials, or the pressing need to conserve water, the Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe can help you with all kinds of challenges growers face.

The following events are scheduled: June Day Jamboree and Plant Sale, June 13th, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lake Tahoe Community College Demonstration Garden – A free event designed for the whole family, educational booths will offer information on several topics, such as environmentally-sound pest management, attracting pollinators to your garden, the declining bee population and how to help protect them. Plants for sale, including vegetables. Proceeds from the plant sale help offset program costs.

Farmers Markets at American Legion Hall, First and Third Tuesdays of each month, 9 a.m. to noon, beginning June 1 – Master Gardeners will be on hand to provide a brief demonstration on a topic of interest, and will be prepared to answer gardening questions.

Tahoe in Bloom Garden Tour, July 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Each garden will have a specific theme to help gardeners with great ideas to consider for their own gardens. Tickets cost $20, limited number available. Tickets can be purchased at the June Day Jamboree event and at local plant nurseries, beginning in June. All funds raised offset Master Gardener program costs.

For more information visit , e-mail, or call 530-621-5528.

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