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April Gardening Classes at Community Garden

April Gardening Classes at Community Garden

Want to learn more about gardening?  The Hannah and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, sponsored by the Yolo County Health Department and located on the west side of 137 N. Cottonwood Avenue in Woodland, is hosting three free gardening classes in April.

On Saturday, April 12, Steve Radosevich, a Yolo County master gardener, will present a workshop from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on composting and using worms in your garden.  Steve will be giving away worms (if desired), as well as composting buckets to Woodland residents.

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Storagepalooza Storage Bin

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Storagepalooza Storage Bin

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

A great way to store those toys both little and big! You can stack these units up by two or three and add that much more storage to your space. When in doubt always go vertical! You can view our other plans for stylish storage options and plans for coordinating children's furniture too! Xx... Rayan

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Gardening 101 Courses in March

Gardening 101 Courses in March

Want to learn more about how to start a garden?  The Hannah and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, sponsored by the Yolo County Health Department and located on the west side of 137 N. Cottonwood Avenue in Woodland, is hosting two free community “Gardening 101” classes in March. 

These one-hour classes on March 15 and March 19 will cover gardening basics, such as how to prepare your soil for planting, what to plant for a summer garden, and an introduction to integrative pest management (pesticide-free approach to gardening).  No gardening experience is required, only an interest in gardening.  Gloves and shoes for working in the dirt are recommended.

Classes are taught by the Master Gardeners of Yolo County.  Class schedule as follows:

Saturday, March 15, 10 to 11 a.m.

Wednesday, March 19, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. 

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Cellar Wine Rack and X Cube Shelves

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Cellar Wine Rack and X Cube Shelves

It's the simple projects that really excite me. Somehow I always get myself into long drawn out projects, that go on for days and days, but the simple ones that can be multiplied into an amazing dramatic affect... those are the ones that get me going in the morning! This cellar wine rack could easily double as awesome shelving for just about anything so don't be fooled by the name of this bad boy. Imagine a whole wall (or half of a wall) lined with these gorgeous X's. Wouldn't that be amazing? Yahoo! Xx... Rayan

Pssst... I hope to be back later this afternoon with one of many exciting projects that I have actually finished recently (well, in the last 3 months so.... pretty recent). One of which has taken me down the rabbit hole of video editing (which I am apparently terrible at) and has sucked me in for several days. Hoping to see the daylight again this afternoon... wish me luck! ... Read More

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build an Arden Sideboard

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build an Arden Sideboard

The vintage mid century modern style of this piece is right on trend my friends! What a great way to bring some stylish functionality into your home. Put a tv on top, or use as a buffet in your dining room. This would even be fabulous as more of a dresser or to store some of your children's toys! Whatever your storage need, this would be a great way to handle it! I hope you give this baby a whirl! Feel free to browse all of our other plans of this type as well, click here to do so, there are quite literally dozens of options to choose from! Xx... Rayan... Read More

Tool Time Dream Team: 10 Tools That Will Make Building DIY Furniture Amazingly Easy

Tool Time  Dream Team: 10 Tools That Will Make Building DIY Furniture Amazingly Easy

I'm excited to kick this new year off by checking a few items off of my TDC to-do list and one of those rather large tasks is to beef up our Getting Started, Tool Time, and Tips & Tricks sections of the site! There is a definite wall of mysticism that surrounds the woodworking and construction industries and my hope is to slowly tear down that wall and make sure that all of you have the proper skill set to move forward in building with confidence. I will be providing a whole host of DIY Basics that truly start at the beginning and work up in skill level, and even plan to shoot some video content for you fine folks.... gasp.  We shall leave no one behind, ya? Can I get a Yahoo? ... Read More

Yolo County Community Garden Now Accepting Applications

Yolo County Community Garden Now Accepting Applications

This past fall, Yolo County dedicated the Hannah and Herbert Bauer Community Garden, located adjacent to the Herbert Bauer Health and Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Building at 137 N. Cottonwood Avenue in Woodland.  The county is now accepting applications for garden plot rentals. 

The community garden is a quarter-acre plot of land that has multiple garden areas, including one for children, a demonstration garden and a community garden and orchard.  Twenty-five plots are available for rent for one year starting on March 1, to Woodland individuals, families or groups who wish to grow produce or flowers.  No plot fees are required; just a small refundable deposit and a required garden maintenance/education time commitment.