Pruning Shrubs to Maintain Natural Form and Beauty
Saturday, 11/2, 10:00am-11:00am, Free, Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto
Learn how to keep your landscape shrubs shapely by choosing appropriately sized plants, understanding the two basic pruning techniques (thinning and shearing), and knowing when to prune.
Fruit Tree Pruning
Saturday, 11/2, 10:30am-12:30pm, Free, Bascom Library,1000 S Bascom Ave, San Jose
Join us to learn about pruning fruit trees, including pruning different types of fruit trees, why, how and when to prune for both structure, shape and fruit production.
Backyard Fruit Tree Basics
Friday, 11/8, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Free, Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto
OR: Saturday, 11/9, 11:30am-1:00pm, Free, Mountain View Library, Mountain View
Learn the basics about choosing, planting, and caring for fruit trees in your backyard. Winter is a great time to plant bare-root fruit trees for summer fruit bounty.
Saturday, 11/9, 11:00am-12:30pm, Berryessa Branch Library, 3355 Nobel Ave., San Jose
Learn how seeds are formed, and how to prevent cross pollination as it relates to seed saving. Specific seed saving instructions along with proper storage techniques will be given for many common vegetables.
Master Gardener Winter Plant Clinic
Saturday, 11/9, 9:00am-11:00am, Free, Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto
Come to a walk-in clinic to learn about fall and winter gardening tasks--bring plants or pest samples in sealed plastic bags.
Great Plants for California Gardens: Make the "Green" Choice for Your Great Looking Garden
Saturday, 11/9, 1:00pm-2:30pm, Free, Sunnyvale Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale
Learn about Arboretum All-Star plants, which are grown and trialed by Master Gardeners in our demo gardens. They are low-water, look good all year, require low maintenance, and provide habitat for beneficial wildlife.
Growing Asian Vegetables and Other Favorites in a Cupertino Garden
Wednesday, 11/13, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Free, Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue, Cupertino
Learn how (and when) to plant and harvest. Slides will illustrate the talk--some taken locally, others from trips abroad.
Japantown Farmer's Market -- Master Gardener Table
Sunday, 11/17, 8:30am-12:00pm, Free, Japantown Farmer's Market, San Jose
Drop by the Master Gardener Table when you visit the Japantown Farmers' Market. We'll be there to answer your gardening questions.
Beginning Gardening: From Scratch, No Experience Necessary!
Wednesday, 11/20, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Free, Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Ave, Campbell
Developed for people who haven't gardened before, this presentation will cover basic principles of getting started in gardening, including clearing weeds, amending and fertilizing soil, and basic planting.
Bon Appetit! Grow Gourmet Herbs
Tuesday, 11/26, 7:30pm-8:30pm, Free, Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos
This talk is designed to acquaint the home gardener with a basic understanding of growing various herbs. You can successfully grow and preserve oregano, thyme, tarragon, sage, marjoram, rosemary, and others.