Bulbs Are Popping,
Spring is Here!

We continue to be challenged by the pandemic, but renewal and rebirth is brightening our days as bulbs and seeds break through our garden's surface and gives us reason to be more optimistic. 

Our gardens demand our attention. Downed limbs to pick-up (don't forget to get a Burn Permit before burning garden waste and always check to see if it is a permissive Burn Day.), adding compost and mulch to the hungry soil and the joy of getting your hands in the soil to plant something new. Spring is here!

Climate Change and the Changing Seasons for Gardeners. Don't miss this NY Times article.

Climate Change is real. Follow the National Resources Defense Council HERE


Keep up with your gardening chores by following the UCCE Master Gardeners' Monthly Tips


Don't miss Giving TuesdayUpdates This is your chance to support groups important to you, including UCCE Master Gardeners!

National Garden Clubs provide and promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility. Learn more HERE.

Also, do not miss the opportunity to learn more by taking advantage of the NGC's educational programs. Learn more HERE.

Moving On...

Finally, seasonal rain has arrived! If you haven't done so already, get your gutters cleaned out! If you have tree limbs threatening a structure, call a local arborist. Follow the above steps for how to safely clear downed brush.

For more, see UCNR's listings of News and Events. This website covers everything from growing nuts to how Native Americans view Thanksgiving.


The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services encourages all residents to enroll to receive emergency alerts through CodeRED at the El Dorado County website and click on the CodeRED logo.

In addition to receiving CodeRED alerts through voice, text messages and emails, residents can also download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app on the App Store and Google Play. The app will send free push notifications of emergency, community and missing person alerts to mobile subscribers within a warning area. Alerts are initiated by El Dorado County as well as public safety officials throughout North America.

Remove Dead Trees

El Dorado County is partnering with CalFire by offering seniors (depending on age and income level) a program to remove dying or dead trees within 300 feet of a residence. For more information SEE HERE.

Power Outages

Be prepared for PG&E's power outages should the forecast call for high winds, heavy rains, and other inclement weather. For faster power outage alerts and information, set up automated alerts via text, email, or phone. Visit PG&E to set up alerts with your online account.