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Program Spotlight

La Mesa Verde - Since 2009, UCCE Master Gardeners have partnered with Sacred Heart Community Service providing bilingual educational courses and visiting gardens at the families’ homes to mentor them on how to grow vegetables. Over 100 families are currently active in the program and volunteering to give back as mentors for new families, making La Mesa Verde a true community effort. Archive

Drought Information

As the drought and water restrictions continue, homeowners and gardeners are searching for information on what to do. Learn about waterwise plants and gardening techniques, lawn replacement and rebate programs, gray water usage, and more.


Fruit and Vegetable Quarantines

There are currently two quarantines in effect in Santa Clara County, on citrus fruits and trees for the Asian Citrus Psyllid and on all fruits and vegetables for the Oriental Fruit Fly. See our quarantine information to learn more and view quarantine area maps. Help contain the spread of these pests.

Home Composting

The Santa Clara County Home Composting Education Program teaches residents how to build compost piles and worm bins, then how to apply the resulting material in their gardens. For more information, contact the ROTLINE 408-918-4640.