Published October 23, 2018

For anyone who had plants that experienced burn-related trauma due to the Carr Fire and needs advice on how to reclaim or replant Shasta College is offering a day of horticulture therapy and plant giveaways. Shasta Master Gardeners and Re-Grow Shasta welcome survivors or those with questions to visit them October 27th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Shasta College farm in building 4000.

Supplies have been donated for survivors to plant a color bowl of bulbs or culinary herbs to take with them. Wildflower seeds, plants, and trees will also be given away with lots of information about erosion control, replanting and rebuilding. Assisting the Master Gardeners with this project will be the local California Native Plant Society, the McConnell Foundation, the City of Redding, and the McConnell Arboretum. The Natural Resource Conservation Service, PG&E, Cal Fire and the UCCE Forester have also been invited to this great event.

For More information please contact the Master Gardner Office at (530) 242-2219 or Leimone Waite, Coordinator, Shasta College, and UC Master Gardener Program, Shasta College Horticulture Instructor, (530) 242-2210.