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Class/Workshop, Community Event, Gardening, Nature
2nd Saturday with Barry - Straw Bale Gardening - Part 2 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
A lot of things are happening in the vegetable garden. Master Gardener Barry Wold will explain various planting, thinning and pest control needs as well as needs for the success of your vegetable garden during each month’s demonstration. This Month, the topic will be "Straw Bale Gardening, part 2."
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Gardening, Animals
Bee Watching for Beginners
Observing and identifying the bees in our gardens can be challenging. We'll start with an overview of bee anatomy and learn how to distinguish bees from other insects. We'll then look at key features of common bees that can be used to identify them in flight. The class will finish in the Honey Bee Haven for hands-on experience observing and identifying bees. Photography encouraged!
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Class/Workshop, Gardening, Nature
Beginning Home Gardener Weekend Intensive
Our Grow Your Groceries Beginning Home Gardener intensive will cover the essential topics to help the new gardener create and maintain a thriving, abundant edible organic garden. Combining indoor presentations and interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities, this course will give you the knowledge and confidence to get out and grow food for you and your family. Topics include: • Garden design & Seasonality, • Building Healthy Soil, • Prep & Plant Your Garden, • Water and Irrigation, • Garden Ecology & Pest Control, • Growing Herbs and Perennials. Saturday, March 24 & Sunday, March 25, 9 am- 4 pm (includes one hour lunch break). Instructor: Daylin Wade, M.S. in Therapeutic Herbalism & Community Educator. Price: Early Bird Rate through February 10: $175, Regular Rate after February 10: $195. Location: Soil Born Farms American River Ranch in the Schoolhouse and Garden, 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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Gardening
Camellia Society of Sacramento General Meeting
The regular meeting of the Camellia Society of Sacramento will be held Monday, October 24th at 7 pm. Interesting talk on China, plant sale, camellia experts there to answer gardening questions
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Class/Workshop, Community Event, Education, Gardening, Meeting, Nature, Ethnic
Citrus Mania: UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
Come see how you can grow citrus successfully in our community. Phyllis Lee will inform the novice and experienced citrus grower in what makes for successful growing in this county, what pests to watch for, how to protect during our cold nights, and harvesting. A few recipes will be available for delightful treats that can be made using citrus.
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Gardening
A Garden in Every School Symposium 2018
We’ve planned an inspiring weekend for you! Network with like-minded teachers, parents, garden designers, community leaders, school garden coordinators, and others involved with helping kids make the connection between food, health and the environment. Gardens offer beautiful, dynamic settings to integrate every discipline, including science, math, reading, art, environmental studies, nutrition and health. By encouraging and supporting a garden in every school, we create opportunities for our children to discover fresh food, to make healthier food choices and to become better nourished. If you agree that school garden projects nurture community spirit, common purpose and cultural appreciation by building bridges among students,school staff, families, local businesses and organizations; let’s work together to create a garden in every school in America’s Fam-to-Fork Capital. Educators will discover new ways to empower future leaders who are deeply rooted in the natural world and equipped to become the innovative, environmental stewards of a more sustainable world. Ignite a commitment to outdoor education. You’ll receive tools, ideas, inquiry-based lessons and make valuable connections to inspire your efforts. We hope you join us! Workshops, Student-Led Projects, Hands-On Experiences, Information Booths, Delicious Food. Price includes light breakfast, lunch and snacks on both days. Please note: We are not offering a one-day option.
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Class/Workshop, Gardening, Nature, Green/Environmental
Gardening With Native Plants: Inspiration From Our National Parks
Learn about local native plants and the benefits of gardening with California native plants. They are drought tolerant, low maintenance, beautiful and attract wildlife. Elderberry Farms grow about 120 different local native plant species. Come and see some favorite plants that make appearances in Yosemite, Zion, Great Basin, Bryce, Mesa Verde National Parks as well as the American River Parkway. Instructor: Chris Lewis, Director of Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery. 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, Community Event, Education, For the Family, Gardening, Nature
Grow n' Show Your Plants at the Fair: UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
The fun of growing plants, and then showing them at the El Dorado County Fair, is the topic of a simple and engaging hands-on class being presented especially for school-age kids by the UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County. "Grow n' Show Your Plants at the Fair" is designed for kids ages 5 to 12 and will cover the basics of growing plants. After the budding young gardeners learn the fundamentals, they will be encouraged to demonstrate their new skills by entering their plants in peer competition at the upcoming county fair. The plants, soil and pots will be provided and the children will be able to take their work home to foster for entry in June. At the end of class, there will be a discussion on how the kids can best prepare their plants for fair competition. Fair entry for competition will be provided. Interested students are encouraged to preregister online at: http://ucanr.edu/uccemg-edcountyfair or by calling UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County office at 530-621-5512. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am until noon.
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Class/Workshop, Gardening, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Growing Medicinal and Culinary Herbs
Herbs in the home garden can add flavor to your meals, home remedies to your medicine cabinet, and beauty, diversity and beneficial insect habitat to your landscape. This hands-on class offers instructions for growing an array of herbs, and tips for harvesting and using what you grow. Instructor: Daylin Wade, M.S. in Therapeutic Herbalism & Community Educator. Location: American River Ranch in the Schoolhouse, 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, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Gardening, Nature
Homegrown Herbalism Course
This six-class course is an opportunity to explore herbal medicine from soil to teacup. Participants will learn the basics of planning, starting, and maintaining an herb garden, plant harvesting and storage, safe and sustainable collection of wild medicinal plants, making home remedies for use throughout the year, and the specific applications for several medicinal plants. This is primarily a hands-on, outdoor class, with lecture woven in. Activities will include: Weekly hands-on herb gardening; Harvest and storage of medicinal plants; Herbal medicine-making: teas, tinctures, oils, salves, foods, and more.; Planning the home medicine-chest- remedies to have on hand throughout the year. Wednesdays, April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 5:30-8 pm. Instructor: Daylin Wade, M.S. in Therapeutic Herbalism & Community Educator. Price: $125 for the series. For more information and to register, visit www.soilborn.org or call (916) 363-9685.
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