Western Municipal Water District and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Riverside County Master Gardener Program have teamed up to hold three free gardening workshops in the coming months.
The workshops will be presented on the second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. in Western’s water-efficient garden, Landscapes Southern California Style. Additionally, master gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Workshops are scheduled on the following days:
Jan. 12 – Selecting and Caring for your Backyard Citrus Trees, presented by Tom Shea, master gardener with over 10 years of experience in citrus research. Tom will share his knowledge on the selection and care of the best citrus varieties for our area.
Feb. 9 – Growing Blueberries in the Inland Empire, presented by Dennis Ponsor, master
gardener. Learn which varieties of blueberries grow successfully in this area and how to care for them.
March 9 – Companion Planting in your Spring Vegetable Garden, presented by Lucy Heyming, master gardener and gardening lecturer. Lucy will share how a vegetable companion-planting partnership can yield a healthier and more productive vegetable garden.
Landscapes Southern California Style showcases California native and climate-appropriate plants as well as the irrigation systems that improve a landscape’s water-saving ability. The garden is located at the corner of Alessandro Boulevard and Mission Grove Parkway. It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information about master gardeners in Riverside County visit http://ucanr.org/sites/Riversi