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Gardening Webinar Series

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Join the Imperial County’s University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE-Imperial) for the Building Our Local Foodshed: Gardening Webinar Series taking place every other week beginning September 9th until November 6th  from 10am-10:30am.

The workshops will cover a variety of topics, including: beginning a garden in the low desert; setting up a water efficient irrigation system; maintaining your garden; organic pest management; and incorporating livestock into your gardening system amongst many other topics. Ample time will be used for questions and answers, identification of information gaps and connecting people with similar interests.

Missed the live gardening webinar!? Not to worry. Each webinar was recorded and posted for your viewing below. 

Webinar #1- Lets Get Started! Gardening in the Low Desert

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When: Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 10:00-10:30 AM PT

Where: Virtual Webinar Recording https://youtu.be/DqfjtBx_74g

This webinar, led by Kristian Salgado, UCCE- Imperial Climate Smart Agriculture, Community Education Specialist, introduces the physical, mental, and environmental benefits of gardening and how to begin your very own garden at home this Fall. Useful videos, websites, and access to print material will be shared.

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Webinar #3 – Virtual Garden Kick-Off!

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When: Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 10:00-10:30 AM PT

Where: https://youtu.be/5qHPjhTQEys

This webinar, led by Chris Wong, UCCE – Community Education Specialist for the CalFresh program, will walk you through all the steps to keep your garden productive and healthy.

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Webinar #5 – Using Livestock in Your Garden and Food Safety 

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When: Friday, November 6th, 2020 10:00-10:30 AM PT

Where: Virtual Webinar Recording- https://youtu.be/1BoOg49FCMo

This webinar, led by Brooke Latack, Livestock Advisor, will cover a variety of food safety topics, including how to incorporate and utilize livestock, like chickens, into your garden safely.

Resources mentioned in the webinar:


Composting Is Good for Your Garden and the Environment - https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8367.pdf

Compost in a Hurry - https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8037.pdf -

Assessing Compost Quality for Agriculture - https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8514.pdf

Composting - https://ucanr.edu/sites/scmg/files/29956.pdf

UC Master gardener Composting video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg_LJqM11T4


Can I use manure to fertilize my garden? - http://cagardenweb.ucanr.edu/Vegetables/?uid=14&ds=462

USDA Organic Tipsheet: Manure in Organic Production Systems - https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/Manure%20in%20Organic%20Production%20Systems_FINAL.pdf

Vegetable Garden Basics - https://ucanr.edu/repository/fileaccess.cfm?article=54131&p=%20QLEYDH


Flock Friendly Landscapes: Gardening with Chickens - http://sonomamg.ucanr.edu/Food_Gardening/Additional_KG_Articles/Flock-Friendly_Landscapes__Gardening_with_Chickents/

Food Safety

Key Points of Control and Management for Microbial Food Safety: Edible Landscape Plants and Home Garden Produce - https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8101.pdf

Food Safety in Your Home Vegetable Garden - https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8366.pdf