It is time again for the annual "Fall and Winter Gardening In the Bay Area" all-day seminar sponsored by the Alameda County Master Gardeners. It is always a fun and informative event, celebrating our climate in which fall is often as much of a beginning as spring. I often give one of the workshops, as I will this year, and am always glad when I am not teaching elsewhere part of the day so I can be there all day and hear some of the other workshops.
This event is on October 20th, from 8:30 A.M.to 3:30 P.M. at Merritt College, in Oakland and costs $30.00 + $10.00 if you want a box lunch. There are 3 sessions, each with 3 different workshop choices. I will be speaking at 1:30 this year, on the topic Extending Your Growing Season with Winter Crops. Others will be speaking on such topics as Orchid Growing, Citrus, Waterwise Gardening, Fall Ornamental Gardening Tips. There will also be books for sale (including mine) and a plant sale. To learn more about the day, or to register, you can download the brochure by going to http://acmg.ucdavis.edu.