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Growing Citrus: A UC Master Gardener Webinar

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Do you love stepping out your back door to pick lemons, limes and oranges? Whether grown in the ground or in a container, citrus trees are a rewarding part of the Contra Costa County gardening experience. Join UC Master Gardener volunteers Robyn Barker and Katherine Alexander as they walk you through science-based management practices to help you make your citrus growing experience successful. From planting trees to maintaining proper cultural care to watching out for pests and disease, the UC Master Gardener Program has a wealth of advice and resources.

Robyn Barker became a volunteer with the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County in 2017 and has since logged almost 1900 hours in a variety of activities including Help Desk, Plant Sales, Volunteer Support, New Volunteer Training, and Speakers’ Bureau. She currently is serving her second year on the Executive Leadership Team for the program, helping to develop its strategic vision and mentoring project leaders. She loves growing citrus and looks forward to sharing her experiences with you.

Katherine Alexander is a California native, born and raised in foggy San Francisco. But, during the summer, she spent time with her grandmother in Los Gatos, where she learned to love growing fruit trees and vegetables in that sunnier climate. Moving to Contra Costa County as an adult, she was finally able to plant and tend a garden of her own. She joined the Master Gardener Program in 2013 and has since logged over 2,400 volunteer hours. Katherine served four years on the leadership team, two as President. She loves volunteering for numerous programs including the New Volunteer Training team, Community Gardens, Help Desk, Ask a Master Gardener and Hospitality. She and Robyn Barker also helped with the development and implementation of the popular certification program, Growing Gardeners.



August 23
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



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