Happy Holidays to all the gardeners out there! You may have noticed that there isn’t much new in Garden Digest since COVID-19 has prevented us from meeting in person. If there are any garden club meetings or events, email email@example.com.
Santa Cruz Garden Exchange will be held in December
The Santa Cruz Garden Exchange will meet at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave. Gardeners are welcome to bring volunteers, seeds, cuttings, bulbs, or any other garden-related item to present to like-minded gardeners. All things brought should be taken away and one does not need to bring anything in order to get it. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Santa Cruz Garden Exchange Facebook group.
The Native Grassland Association accepts scholarship applications
The California Native Grassland Association (CNGA) is now accepting applications for the 2022 California Herbal Research Awards for Student Scholarship (GRASS). CNGA will provide competitive research funds to encourage undergraduate and graduate research focused on understanding, preserving, and restoring local grassland ecosystems in accordance with CNGA’s mission and goals. CNGA funds a minimum of four awards of $500 annually. These awards are designed to support basic research for undergraduate and graduate students in indigenous grassland ecosystems. Funds may be used to support field work, purchase of small equipment, visits to herbariums, materials and/or books. Students can re-apply and receive a scholarship for a maximum of two years. To read more and apply, visit cnga.org.
Santa Cruz Permaculture Offers Early Bird Discount
Visit santacruzpermaculture.com to read and register for courses and classes for Spring 2022. Offers include the Permaculture Design Certificate course, Advanced Design, and more. The early bird discount ends on January 1st. Santa Cruz Permaculture also seeks to lease or purchase farmland. They are looking for land to expand educational programs and agricultural operations, including farm and wilderness flooding, growing fruit, flowers, vegetables, herbs and small-scale nurseries. Requirements are at least 1 acre of flat land with a well, within 30 minutes of Santa Cruz. Email email@example.com or call 831-216-8208.
Master Gardeners offers resources
Monterey Bay Master Gardeners is a 501(c)(3) non-profit program that supports the work of the UC Master Gardeners of Monterey and Santa Cruz Program. The organization promotes resources, classrooms, and more to local gardeners. Currently, the website shows “Holiday Season Brings Toxic Plants Home” and “The Origin of the Western Honeybee: It’s in the Genes”. To view these articles and more, visit mbmg.ucanr.edu.
Filoli House and Gardens presents December events
Visit filoli.org to see special December events at Filoli House and Gardens including Santa Weekend, shopping, dining, and late fall gardens. There are special holiday lighting shows and the decorated historic house. All visits must be booked in advance.
The Garden Digest was compiled by Susan Salinger. To submit calendar items including events, meetings, resources, or anything garden related, email firstname.lastname@example.org.