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Become a Master Gardener

Want to be part of the solution? UC Master Gardeners of Butte County will offer their training program January–May 2022. Learn about the program. Attend an orientation session.

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Question of the Month: What is the best time of day to water?

Editor's Pick: Lagerstroemia indica (Crape Myrtle aka Crepe Myrtle)

Gardening tips: July tips and Summer overview


Chico Farmers Market
Saturday, July 17, 7:30am–1pm
2nd St. & Wall St., Chico

Orientation for Master Gardener Training
Wednesday, July 28, 11:00am–12:00pm
Zoom, Register for July 28

Chico Farmers Market
Saturday, July 31, 7:30am–1pm
2nd St. & Wall St., Chico


Workshops will start again in the fall. Please check back end of August–beginning of September to see our fall offerings. To keep up-to-date on upcoming workshops sign-up for our Monthly e-Newsletter, and like us on Facebook.


Visit our YouTube channel for videos of past workshops. Don't forget to subscribe!

Give a Gift

Gifts help support the Demonstration Garden at Patrick Ranch and Master Gardener community outreach projects in Butte County.

The Real Dirt

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    Gardening Within Our Means

    What does a careful analysis of our Mediterranean climate, historic climate patterns, and water supply reveal about our future here in Butte County?  Specifically, what does the historical climate record tell us about for precipitation and...

Ask Us!

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Contact our Hotline for personalized help with your yard and garden problems.

Volunteers are working via email to respond to your gardening questions. Email mgbutte@ucanr.edu (preferred) or leave a message at the UC Cooperative Extension Office (530-538-7201). Responses will be conducted via email. Learn how to get gardening help.

Advice to Grow By

Flowers and Landscape Plants
Butte County All-Star Plants
Climate Apropriate Plants for N. California (pdf)

Vegetable Planting Guides for the Chico Valley Area (pdf) and the Foothills (pdf)

Save Water in Your Home and Yard
Visit our Drought and Water-Wise Gardening section for up-to-date information.

Fire Recovery
Visit our Fire-Safe Landscape section for information on soil recovery, and how to plan your landscape to hinder fire.

Garden Guide and Three-Year Journal

Just released—the second edition of the Butte County Garden Guide and Three-Year Journal, with new articles and updated information. Compiled and edited by the UC-trained Master Gardeners of Butte County, this county-specific book contains research-based, and sustainable information and tips for every home gardener.

Just $25 and available here.

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