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- July Recognition Moment: The MGSCC Guadalupe Demonstration Garden, a 20 foot by 20 foot, community garden plot, donated 483 pounds of food to Martha's Kitchen of San Jose in the period, July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
- Read the latest "Ask a Master Gardener" column , originally published in the San Jose Mercury News.
As we enter another year of drought and water restrictions, all homeowners and gardeners are searching for information on what to do. Learn about waterwise plants and gardening techniques, lawn replacement and rebate programs, graywater usage, and more.
The citrus quarantine area in Santa Clara County has expanded. (Map of quarantine area) The Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) has been detected in San Jose and most recently in Milpitas. This insect pest can carry the disease huanglongbing that is devastating for all citrus trees. Residents with backyard citrus trees in the quarantine area are asked not to transport citrus fruit or leaves, potted citrus trees, or curry leaves from the quarantine area. Learn how to protect California's citrus from ACP. For more information, see UC ANR pest note on Asian Citrus Psyllid.
The Santa Clara County Home Composting Education Program teaches residents how to build compost piles and worm bins, then how to apply the resulting material in their gardens. For more information, contact the ROTLINE 408-918-4640.
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Becoming a Master Gardener
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We accept new trainees every two years, so if you want to be considered for the Class of 2017, then please return to this home page in January of 2016 for information about how to begin the application process.
Master Gardener Program
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