Established in 2009, the Inyo & Mono Counties Master Gardener Program develops, adapts and extends research-based horticultural information and educational programs to the residents of the Eastern Sierra.
The University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program extends research-based, scientifically accurate information to the public about home horticulture and pest management. The 89 Master Gardeners of Inyo & Mono Counties are volunteers from our community who have successfully completed the University of California's Master Gardener training program. We conduct public workshops, develop horticultural materials, and provide advice on how to garden in our land of extremes. We are active from the high mountains of the Sierra Nevada to the low desert of Death Valley and everywhere in between.
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Garden Space is Where You Find It
by Jan Rhoades UCCE Inyo & Mono Counties Master Gardener
Gardening, especially vegetable gardening, has lately enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. However, finding space for a garden can often present a problem. Living in an apartment, or in an area with poor soil, or feeling the need to plant a few more of those delicious heirloom tomatoes can send a gardener searching for more garden space. Container gardening to the rescue! Gardening in containers easily solves the need for more space, and has some added bonuses. Containers present a way to garden in great soil, a way to easily move plants so that they can have more sunlight or cooler temperatures, as needed, or so they won’t freeze early in the season, and they are great for gardeners with limited mobility.