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October Gardening Class at the Community Garden

October Gardening Class at the Community Garden

Attention Yolo County gardeners and garden enthusiasts!  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Community Garden in Woodland is hosting a class entitled, “Cover Cropping for Better Spring Soil” on Wednesday, October 22, 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.  The class is free and open to all.

This class, taught by David Linebarger, garden assistant and graduate from the UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture Department, will help participants understand what cover crops are, the types of plants that make ideal cover crops for fall and winter in our region, and how to use cover crops to improve your soil.  Cover cropping is a great low-maintenance technique for getting your soils ready for spring and summer plants.

The community garden program is committed to offering garden-based technique and nutrition classes to help the community grow fresh food and live healthier lives. 

Yolo County Flu Vaccination Clinics

Yolo County Flu Vaccination Clinics

The Yolo County Health Services Department will be holding the following seasonal influenza vaccination clinics this fall:

Tuesday, October 14, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Riverbend Community Room, 664 Cummins Way in West Sacramento

Tuesday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street in Davis

Saturday, November 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
West Sacramento City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento

Wednesday, December 10, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Woodland Senior & Community Center, 2001 East Street in Woodland.    

With the exception of the November 22 clinic, which is free, a $10 administrative fee will be requested.  Those unable to pay will not be turned away. 

In addition to getting a flu shot, everyone should also follow these simple steps to avoid the flu:

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September Gardening Class & Anniversary Celebration

September Gardening Class & Anniversary Celebration

The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden will host two garden events in September, both free, sponsored by Yolo County Health Services Department and open to all.

On Saturday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., expert canner Rick Boyd will be teaching a class on preserving tomatoes from the garden.  This class will cover the basics of water bath canning, making sauces and making tomato jam.  Pre-registration is required by noon on September 5.

Yolo County will celebrate the garden’s one-year anniversary on Friday, September 19, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The celebration will feature fresh foods from the garden, a showcase of garden successes in the past year and an opportunity to learn about the various activities and programs the garden offers.  Join the garden staff, community gardeners, Yolo County leaders and community supporters for this festive event.  RSVP preferred.

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Yolo County Releases 2013 Crop Report

Yolo County Releases 2013 Crop Report

This week, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors received the 2013 Yolo County Agricultural Report – an annual report which summarizes the acreage, production and gross valuation of all agricultural commodities produced in Yolo County in 2013.  The total gross valuation for all agricultural commodities in 2013 was $721,636,091; an all-time high and an increase of 12.89% from 2012.

“These production figures reflect an overall higher price per unit for commodities and increases in acreage,” said Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner John Young.  “Field labor, processing, transporting, marketing and other farm-related services significantly multiply the value agriculture has to our county.”