Mariposa County
University of California
Mariposa County

Public Workshops for the Home Gardener

Monarch Butterflies and Milkweed Workshop

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June 22, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

Presented by Ron Allen, UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County and
Tom Barnecut, UC Master Gardener of Sutter County 

Board of Supervisors Chambers
5100 Bullion St
Mariposa, CA 95338

Monarch butterflies have virtually disappeared from our skies due to the population dramatically falling since the 1980s.  One reason being the killing off of the native milkweeds, which are the sole source of food for the monarchs’ Caterpillars, either by herbicides or wild land development.

Topics will include:

  • The unique dependence the species has upon native milkweeds
  • Theories regarding the recent population decline
  • An overview of the milkweeds
  • How to grow milkweeds and propagate them as a way to help preserve the monarch
  • How to raise monarch butterflies as a second step to bolster their chances for survival.

Register for this event at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=27621

 

Native Plant Propagation Workshop

California Natives

Sept 21, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

Presented by Raymond Laclergue, Intermountain Nursery

Board of Supervisors Chambers
5100 Bullion St
Mariposa, CA 95338

Landscape Design Workshop

Oct 19, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

Presented by Jaime Collins and Melinda Barrett, UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County

Board of Supervisors Chambers
5100 Bullion St
Mariposa, CA 95338

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