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Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Gardening
The Art of Herbal Medicine Making One
This introductory class will cover simple herbal remedies you can make at home, and when and how to use them. We will discuss herbal teas, tinctures, oils, salves, and herbal foods. Participants will practice medicine-preparation techniques and make remedies to take home. Instructor: Daylin Wade, Clinical Herbalist and Educator. Price: $25 (plus $10 materials fee for herbal take home items payable to instructor in class). Location: American River Ranch in the Schoolhouse, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. For more information please visit: https://www.soilborn.org or call 916-363-9685 ext. 1019
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Meeting, Gardening
Carmichael Cactus & Succulent Society Meeting Discussion
Plants for winter gardening speakers at Carmichael Park Clubhouse,5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael
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Gardening
Fall Propagation
Date: November 2, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Contact: UCCE Master Gardeners 530-621-5512 Sponsor: UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County Location: Sherwood Demonstration Garden - behind Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center Event Details In this class you will learn techniques to propagate some of the most common plants found within your own home, garden or landscape. Processes from cuttings, layering and divisions will be discussed. Save money, have fun and learn a simple way to expand your garden using materials you already have and grow. $2 parking fee - see kiosks in parking area.
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Community Event, Gardening, Nature
Garden Tour & Solar Viewing
Date: November 2, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Contact: UCCE Master Gardeners 530-621-5512 Sponsor: UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County Location: Sherwood Demonstration Garden - behind Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center Event Details Garden Tours at 9am & Solar Viewing 10am-noon at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, FLC At 9am there will be Free Garden group tours for individuals, families and friends. There are 16 individual demonstration gardens ranging from the Shade Garden to the Rock Garden and everything in between! 10am-12noon observe the Sun safely thru two types of solar telescopes. The Community Observatory, which is adjacent to the Garden, will setup their Hydrogen-Alpha telescopes that allow us to safely view sunspots, solar flares, filaments, and solar prominences. These tours are on the 1st Saturday of each month. Each 1st Saturday of the month at the Observatory we observe the Sun. Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night we observe the night sky thru a variety of large telescopes with knowledgeable and enthusiastic docents. All events at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden and the Community Observatory, night and day, are free to the public. (The Garden rest rooms are at the Observatory, adjacent to the Garden.) Spend $2 to park and get both the Garden and safely observe the surface of the Sun with Observatory solar docents. Makes for a cheap date with only the $2 parking fee!
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Community Event, Gardening, For the Family
Garden Tour & Solar Viewing
Date: December 7, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Contact: UCCE Master Gardeners 530-621-5512 Sponsor: UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County Location: Sherwood Demonstration Garden - behind Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center Event Details Garden Tours at 9am & Solar Viewing 10am-noon at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, FLC At 9am there will be Free Garden group tours for individuals, families and friends. There are 16 individual demonstration gardens ranging from the Shade Garden to the Rock Garden and everything in between! 10am-12noon observe the Sun safely thru two types of solar telescopes. The Community Observatory, which is adjacent to the Garden, will setup their Hydrogen-Alpha telescopes that allow us to safely view sunspots, solar flares, filaments, and solar prominences. These tours are on the 1st Saturday of each month. Each 1st Saturday of the month at the Observatory we observe the Sun. Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night we observe the night sky thru a variety of large telescopes with knowledgeable and enthusiastic docents. All events at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden and the Community Observatory, night and day, are free to the public. (The Garden rest rooms are at the Observatory, adjacent to the Garden.) Spend $2 to park and get both the Garden and safely observe the surface of the Sun with Observatory solar docents. Makes for a cheap date with only the $2 parking fee!
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Class/Workshop, Gardening, Education
Gardening with Native Plants
Native Plants can be the answer to your gardening dreams! Did you know that native plants can often support 10 to 50 times as many species of native wildlife as non-native? Native plants have adapted over thousands of years to water availability and climate. Learn about native plants that grow along the American River Parkway and around Folsom Lake. Create a healthy habitat for yourself and critters using plants that benefit wildlife, use less water and little to no pesticides or herbicides. We will discuss and view slides of native plants in this region and then tour the Nursery and Demonstration Gardens. Instructor: Chris Lewis, Director of Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery. Price: $25. Location: Soil Born Farms American River Ranch in the Schoolhouse and Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. For more information and to register, visit www.soilborn.org or call (916) 363-9685.
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Class/Workshop, Education, Gardening
Gardening With Native Plants
A hands-on introduction to planting, growing, and planning your garden with native plants. It takes just a bit of observation and knowledge to get native plants to thrive in the home garden. Join the growing number of people contributing to the sustainability of our local ecosystem. Instructor: Mark Lum of the California Native Plant Society.
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Gardening
Second Saturday Open Garden Day
Date: December 14, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Contact: UCCE Master Gardeners 530-621-5512 Sponsor: UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County Location: Sherwood Demonstration Garden - behind Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center Event Details: Special emphasis on cold frames and other season extenders.
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Gardening
Second Saturday Open Garden Day
Date: November 9, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Fee : $2 parking fee Contact: UCCE Master Gardeners 530-621-5512 Sponsor: UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County Location: Sherwood Demonstration Garden - behind Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Dr. Placerville, CA Event details: Special emphasis on garden clean-up and assessment. The succulent garden will be open for questions and plant diagnosis.
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Gardening, Nature
Shade Gardening
Date: October 26, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Contact: UCCE Master Gardeners 530-621-5512 Sponsor: UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County Location: Government Center Hearing Room Event Details Shade Gardens offer cool beauty to your landscape. They add texture, color and flowers to your garden. Join this talented team of Master Gardeners to learn what plants thrive in all kinds of shade---dappled to deep.
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