Master Gardeners on page and screen
Published earlier this year, ANR's California Master Gardener Handbook is a runaway hit, quickly selling out its first print run (an additional 10,000 more copies have been delivered). “A new bible on the block for home gardeners,” one garden editor wrote.
Now home gardeners have another opportunity to learn from UC Master Gardeners: UCTV will broadcast about 20 hours of the program's certification lectures this summer and fall. Broadcasts begin the last week in July and will include classes on integrated pest management, weed identification, the home vineyard and vertebrate pest control. UCTV is a systemwide channel with programming from all UC campuses, labs and ANR; it can be found on Dish Network Channel 9412 and various locations on cable. For information, go to www.uctv.tv .
The California Master Gardener Handbook (ANR Publication 3382) is 702 pages, with black-and-white photos, line illustrations and a glossary of terms. It includes chapters on individual crop cultural practices and, when applicable, nutrition of edible crops, plus chapters on related disciplines such as soil and water management, weeds and insect pests, and landscape plants and design. Copies cost $30, with discounts for ANR personnel and Master Gardeners. To order, go to http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/ or call 1-800-994-8849 or (510) 642-2431.
— Compiled from UC and other news sources
ANR's California Master Gardener Handbook is “a new bible” for home gardeners.