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2017 Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend
Tour, taste and toast your way through Butte County on Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Your passport opens the doors to amazing specialty farms and wineries where you’ll enjoy samples of tasty artisan olive oils, specialty nuts and award-winning wines, all while getting to know local farmers and winemakers behind them. Set their own pace as you explore a variety of the 34 farms and wineries along this year’s Farm Trail. Enjoy self-guided tours of the scenic agricultural trails, meet local farmers and winemakers, and sample the amazing bounty Butte County has to offer. This annual event is the only weekend that all farms along the Farm Trail are guaranteed to be open. Each of the 34 farms along the way pulls out all the stops to showcase our local culinary community! $30 Passports are available for pick-up on or before Friday, October 6 (or while supplies last) at any of our in-person Passport ticket pick-up locations: Tri Counties Bank Branches in Butte County and Chamber of Commerce offices in Chico and Oroville. $35 Passports will be sold during the event, while supplies last. Ticket is good for one or both days, there is not a one-day ticket purchase option. Passport Weekend is one of those Butte County traditions you don't want to miss! Call (530) 891-5556 or visit our website: www.sierraoro.org for more information! Cheers!
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Gardening
2018 Master Gardener Training
Are tomatoes a fruit or a vegetable? What is evapotranspiration? These answers plus much more are provided by provocative speakers during the UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County training program. Applicants are required to be Sacramento County residents and contribute fifty hours of community volunteer work within the first year after graduation at activities such as: conducting workshops, diagnosing plant problems, speaking to community groups and dispensing advice over the phone, and in writing. The focus is education and FUN! Applications for the 2018 training program accepted September 5 through October 17, 2017. Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. Complete training details and applications available at: ucanr.edu/sacmg Applications also available by mailing a self-addressed, stamped (70¢) business-size envelope to: Master Gardener Training Cooperative Extension 4145 Branch Center Road Sacramento, CA 95827-3823 Training information is available at: sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg, (916) 876-5338.
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Gardening
Ask the Master Gardeners
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County have the answers to your unique garden challenges. We help find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions. Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to ‘Ask the Master Gardeners’ Plant Clinic at the Elk Grove Community Garden Open House. Purchase your 2018 Gardening Guide & Calendar for $10 including tax.
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Gardening,Meeting
Auburn Garden Club Meeting
The Auburn Garden Club's monthly meeting will have a guest speaker and there will be a question and answer session with gardening experts. Guest are welcome to attend.
auburngardenclub.org
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Gardening
Bonsai for Beginners
Local bonsai expert Matt Born will teach this hands-on beginning bonsai class at The Plant Foundry. Each student will leave the class with a Trident maple (Acer buergerianum) planted in a glazed ceramic bonsai pot, along with tips for training and maintaining bonsai specimens. Class is limited to 20 people; participants must register in person or by phone.
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Gardening
EcoLandscape CA WaterSmart: Converting Thirsty Lawns to Beautiful Beds
Register Online at www.ecolandscape.org. You'll learn how a WaterSmart landscape means less water, less work, less pollution, healthier waterways, and a healthier community; how to select plants that work well in our climate; where to place plants in your landscape, and how far apart to space them for best results; different turf-removal methods and which one is right for you; how to determine the best irrigation method for different plantings; how to convert traditional pop-up sprinklers to water-saving rotary nozzles; how to convert spray systems to low-volume drip; and how to use free online tools to help you schedule your irrigation, design your landscape, discover the best plants for our region and more.
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Gardening, Nature, Benefit/Fundraiser
Mariposa Farm and Ranch Tour
Enjoy a weekend in the country exploring Mariposa’s farms and ranches. The tour features four locations – Raw Roots Farms, Mount Bullion Winery, JJ’s Garden and Butterfly Creek – where families can enjoy the abundance of agricultural offerings in the Sierra Nevada foothills, from heirloom vegetables to wineries and roping. Also, at each location vendors and artists will be sharing their crafts. Half of the ticket sales will be donated to the victims of the Detwiler fire.
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Gardening
Master Gardeners at Shepard Garden & Arts Center Fall Plant Sale
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will sell nine varieties of bulbs, including Hyacinth “Miss Saigon,” Species Tulip “Peppermint Stick” and Scilla peruviana, to raise money (prices vary). Also, the 2018 Gardening Guide & Calendar will be available for purchase ($10 including tax).
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Gardening
Open Garden
Learn to select water-efficient landscape plants. At 10 am, watch mini-demonstrations on Vegetables: growing cool season vegetables; Fruit Trees: citrus frost protection; and Harvesting and preparing herbs for winter. Purchase the 2018 Gardening Guide & Calendar and pre-order Dutch bulbs, including Tulipa "Peppermint Stick" and Gladiolus "Jacob’s Ladder." Bring your garden-problem questions to the ‘Ask the Master Gardeners’ table. It will take place outdoors, rain or shine.
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Gardening
Open Garden at the Horticulture Center
Learn to select water-efficient landscape plants. Watch mini-demonstrations on: Vegetable: cool season vegetables Fruit Trees: end of season orchard tasks and irrigation Pruning cane berries Propagating herbs Purchase the 2018 Gardening Guide & Calendar and pre-order Dutch bulbs including Tulipa ‘Peppermint Stick’ and Gladiolus Jacob’s Ladder. Bring your garden problem questions to the ‘Ask the Master Gardeners’ table. Located outside–rain or shine
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