Mariposa & Yosemite

Master gardener workshop to be held in Mariposa

Mariposa County Master Gardeners Association will host a sustainable gardening program on Saturday, in the third of its eight quarterly public workshops focusing on this theme.

Following April’s presentation on basic landscaping and firescaping, this workshop will focus on drip irrigation and water-wise Gardening. The event will be held at the board of supervisors’ chambers, 5100 Bullion Street in Mariposa from 10 a.m. to noon.

Julie Dowsing will present information on the benefits of drip irrigation and will also discuss planning, installation and maintenance of drip irrigation systems. In the water-wise gardening segment of the workshop, Ingrid Angelini will address the science of water issues, planning and design, cultural practices and practical advice for saving water in the home landscape and garden.

There is no charge for the workshop. Participants are encouraged to register for this event by calling (209) 966-2417 or visiting the University of California Cooperative Extension office, 5009 Fairgrounds Road in Mariposa.

Anyone with a question about home gardening is invited to call the Mariposa or Greeley Hill master gardener hotlines, (209) 966-7078 and (209) 878-3209 respectively, or inquire via e-mail at

-- Carol Reiter