Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Citrus Trees in the Home Garden
If you grow citrus or would like to, come to the University of California, Riverside, for a short course on January 23 from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, January 24 from 9 a.m. to noon. Topics to be covered include selection, planting, feeding, irrigation, disease and insect control, and care of citrus trees in the home garden. The two-day session includes a tour of the UC Riverside Citrus Variety Collection -- one of the most important and diverse collections in the world -- and sample tasting. Cost is $49, and preregistration is required. Specify class identification #EDP 32N76. Contact Linda Coco, UC Riverside Extension, (909) 787-5804; fax (909) 787-7374; e-mail:; or go to:

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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program Classes
If you're interested in helping low- and fixed-income Los Angeles county residents grow and eat more nutritious vegetables, you may be interested in this annual, volunteer-training class -- even if you're just a beginning gardener! You must be a Los Angeles County resident. The Common Ground Garden Program of the University of California Cooperative Extension office in Los Angeles County will train you in the basics of gardening and outreach techniques so you can volunteer at community gardens, school gardens, homeless shelter gardens, etc. The class session is 10 Saturdays, March 6 through May 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in downtown Los Angeles. Cost is $75; partial scholarships are available. LiveScan fingerprinting is required, so you must get the application packet by January 31. Call (323) 260-3348; fax (323) 881-0067; e-mail:; or go to: (click on Common Ground Garden Program).


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