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Gardening Tips, Advice and Troubleshooting

The more you know, the better you grow!  Browse our links below for interesting articles, tips and techniques.  Check back often for new content.


Pest Notes

Peer-reviewed scientific publications about specific pests or pest   management topics, directed at California's home and landscape audiences.

Invasive Plants

Selected invasive plants of the Central Sierra are identified with color photos, growth habitat and control advice.

Home Orchards

Learn everything about a home orchard from site selection to harvest   and post harvest care of your orchard.

Arboretum All Stars

The horticultural staff of the UC Davis Arboretum have identified 100   tough, reliable plants that have been tested, are easy to grow, don’t need a   lot of water, have few problems with pests or diseases, and have outstanding   qualities in the garden.  Many of them   are California native plants and support native birds and insects

Starting a Small Beekeeping Operation

Everything you need to know to start a small farm beekeeping   operation including essential equipment and cost estimates

A Beekeepers Lament

How one man and half a billion honey bees help feed America.

Beekeeping in California

Sections of a manual on beekeeping in California.


Videos on equipment and lighting a smoker

Compost Processes

Power point on composting

Worm Composting

Power point on worm composting


 Power point from Stem Propagation Workshop


 Power point from Seed Propagation Workshop

More coming soon!