Vegetable Gardening in Time of Drought

Spring is the time to plant your vegetable garden. At the same time drought is, once again, upon us. Most of California was dry farmed before irrigation systems were common. Zoom in and learn about what crops can tolerate little to no water, bring back some tried-and-true practices. Also, learn about ways to grow more food using the same amount of water by incorporating techniques, tips and tricks like hydro-zoning, mulching, cover cropping, companion planting and regularly checking your irrigation system.

Master Gardener Presenters: Lisa Putnam & Kathleen Putnam

Lisa Putnam has a BS in Agricultural Economics from UC Davis and also studied nutrition science at Davis. She currently operates a small sustainable organic farm in Woodside and Portola Valley and is a UC Master Gardener and Master Composter. Lisa’s passion is soil and compost.

Kathleen Putnam is a professional organic vegetable gardener serving the Mid-Peninsula and is an ISA Certified Arborist. Kathleen has a degree in Environmental Horticulture from City College of San Francisco and is a UC Master Gardener. Kathleen’s passion is fruit trees and soil.