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Master your Garden Month by Month

A gardening calendar for Santa Barbara County gardeners, developed by UC Cooperative Extension

California Native Plants

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

California Native Plant Society-Channel Islands Chapter - for residents of Santa Barbara & Solvang

California Native Plant Society-San Luis Obispo Chapter - for residents of Lompoc & Santa Maria

Drought and Water Management

California Institute for Water Resources

Guide to Estimating Irrigation Needs (WUCOLS)

Pacific Institute California Drought

Water Education Foundation

WaterWise in Santa Barbara County

Fire Safe Landscaping

California Fire Safe Council

Center for Fire Research and Outreach

Sustainable and Fire Safe Landscapes

Fruit and Nut Trees

California Backyard Orchard

California Rare Fruit Growers

UC Avocado Information

UC Fruit and Nut Research and Information Center

General Gardening Information

California Garden Web

Statewide Master Gardener Program

UC ANR Publications Catalog


Applied Biological Control Research

Pesticide Labels 

UC Davis Bee Lab

UC Davis Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven

UC Integrated Pest Management for Home Gardens

Oaks and Ornamental Trees

California Oak Mortality Task Force-Sudden Oak Death

Tree Selection Guide

UC Oak Woodland Management Program

Poisonous Plants

Safe and Poisonous Garden Plants

Vegetable Gardening

UC Vegetable and Research Information Center

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

Weeds and Invasive Plants

California Invasive Plants Council


UC Weed Information and Research Council

Additional Gardening-Related Information and Organizations

California Center for Urban Horticulture

Garden Club of Santa Barbara

Life Lab Garden-Based Learning

Santa Barbara City College Environmental Horticulture Department

Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commissioner

Santa Barbara County Horticulture Society

Santa Ynez Botanic Garden

UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars

UC Master Food Preservers

USDA Zone Hardiness Map