Summer 2021 SSF Activity Guide – UC Master Gardener Series Begins in June

South San Francisco, CA  May 18,2021 Submitted by Michael Aires

I saw your recent article promoting the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability Master Composter course and thought your readers might also be interested in the new UC Master Gardener Series classes offered through the Summer 2021 SSF Activity Guide. You can find the UC Master Gardener Series on page 14 of the attached Activity Guide PDF. Class details can be found on the Activity Guide website and are additionally listed below. 
– Michael Aires, UC Master Gardener   San Mateo and San Francisco Counties  Parks and Recreation Commissioner City of South San Francisco 
UC Master Gardeners are volunteers trained and certified by the University of California to provide research-based information about home horticulture and pest management. They serve their communities by answering questions from the public, teaching workshops, leading plant clinics, and speaking on a variety of subjects.
Title: Summer Vegetable Garden Planning
Date: June 12, 2021
Age: 12Y and up
Cost: Free

This class will focus on summer and early fall vegetable gardening in the SF Bay Area. Learn how to select plants for your growing conditions and microclimate, and have tremendous success using regenerative backyard gardening techniques!

Title: Compost Basics for Everyone
Date: July 10, 2021
Age: 12Y and up
Cost: Free

What do food scraps and plant trimmings have to do with gardening? They can be turned from trash to treasure by making compost for growing healthy plants. You can also save money and the planet by making this nutrient-rich soil amendment yourself. We’ll cover basics for both backyard and worm composting. Whether you have a yard or not, everyone can do it.

Title: Good Bug, Bad Bug on Edible Plants
Date: August 14, 2021
Age: 12Y and up
Cost: Free

Before you grab insecticide to rid your vegetable garden from all those creeping, crawling, flying bugs, learn to separate the “good bugs” from the “bad bugs.” You will learn how to identify the most common and destructive pests on edible plants and how to identify beneficial insects that will help your edible garden thrive.


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