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Master Gardener Online Resources

There are many online resources available to the public to answer questions about their home gardens. Here is an alphabetical list by topics that are some of the more useful online links that Master Gardeners in Shasta County and the Redding, CA area use regularly: Agriculture and Natural Resources Catalog…

Food Day

Food Day is today, Monday, October 24, 2011 and Growing Local is looking forward to seeing many join them in the sharing of food, company and conversation at 6 PM at First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding . It’s a potluck so please bring a main dish, salad, dessert or…

POP Diestelhorst Gardens

People of Progress has over 100 plots in two Redding community gardens. For some low income families, gardening with POP is the only way they can afford to have fresh produce, but all gardeners contribute some of their produce to POP’s Emergency Food Program.…

Turtle Bay Arboretum 5th Annual Plant Sale

Fall is the best time to plant most hardy perennial plants & shrubs in our area. Turtle Bay Arboretum’s 5th Annual Fall Plant Sale will be on Saturday, October 8, 2011. Member pre-sale will occur from 8 AM- 10 AM with the public sale from 10 AM to 2 PM.…

Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend

Mark your calendar for Sierra Oro Farm Trail’s Passport Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 & 9, 2011. Experience the bounty of Butte County farms and wineries on a self-guided tour during this annual one-of-a-kind event! Stay tuned for more details – you won’t want to miss it!  …

Home Olive Curing Workshop

It’s easy to cure your own olives at home using one of several great methods: traditional lye cured method; salt cured using black ripe olives; water cure; or ferment them like one would ferment cucumbers for dill pickles.  What is really great about olives though is that once they are…

Master Gardeners

I am currently taking a class through Shasta College to become a Certified Master Gardener. The class is given only once a year in the fall, taught by Leimon Waite. In addition to the coursework, we are required to do 50 house of volunteering within the coming year to earn…

Chefs at the The Market

Redding’s Farmers’ Market at Civic Center West Parking Lot, 777 Cypress Ave. is winding down the 2011 season with just three more Chef cooking demonstrations and tastings using fresh ingredients from the market: September 10, 2011 – Guenn Johnsen-Gentry, Fedora Catering September 17, 2011 – James Leedy, The Braided Mane…

September is National Eat More Fruit Month

There was quite a line at Redding’s Farmers Market on Saturday. Do you think people in line knew that “September is National Eat More Fruit month” (as Redding Recreation’s Fit4Life Program brings to our attention)? Well, they probably just knew that the peaches were ripe, extraordinarily delicious and selling for only $18 for…

Redding Farmers Market

Saturdays 7:30 AM to Noon on Cypress, just west of City Hall.…

Gardening

Culture of Corn

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