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4 Ways to Keep Your School Garden Growing All Summer

4 Ways to Keep Your School Garden Growing All Summer

Anna Medica

When the kids are away, the garden weeds will splay!

One of the biggest issues of maintaining a school garden is that it often goes untended during the summer, wasting the great efforts of spring and becoming a mess for fall growing.

Here are four ways to keep your school garden growing. For all of these it’s important to work closely with school administration and custodians for access to the campus, garden and resources like water... Read More

Builders Showcase // Outdoor Modern Adirondack Chair + Ottoman

Builders Showcase / Outdoor Modern Adirondack Chair + Ottoman

I saw the plans on here and thought it was awesome but I don't like paying for wood where possible so I decided to make it out of old pallets and a few scrap pieces of wood from various other projects.

Built From These Plans  Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Modern Adirondack Chair Estimated Cost ... Read More

Gardening Question and Answer (Davis ACE Garden)

Gardening Question and Answer (Davis ACE Garden)
Gardening Question and Answer (Davis ACE Garden)
04-24-2015 - 05-22-2015
Yolo County Master Gardeners
http://ucanr.edu/yolomg
Admission: Free
 
(530) 666-8143
mgyolo@ucanr.edu
 
Start Time(s): Fridays 2pm-5pm
Yolo County Master Gardeners will be staffing an information table at the Davis ACE Garden Center Stop by and ask all about spring garden planning, lawn removal, and other questions
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Beginner’s Composting Class April 29

Beginner’s Composting Class April 29

Interested in learning more about how to hot compost?  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, located in Woodland and sponsored by the Yolo County Health Services Department, will host a free beginner’s composting class on Wednesday, April 29, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Composting can be a great way to utilize organic waste from your yard to enhance the success of your garden.  This class will provide the basic skills and techniques used in hot composting, an introduction to making compost tea, and instruction on how to use compost and compost tea to improve plant and soil nutrition. 

This is a hands-on class, taught by the garden assistant and expert, David Linebarger, so please be willing to roll up your sleeves and get some experience in the process.  Gloves and shoes that can get dirty are recommended.

Gardening 101 Course March 25

Gardening 101 Course March 25

Interested in learning more about how to start a garden?  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, located in Woodland and sponsored by the Yolo County Health Services Department, will be host to a free “Gardening 101” class on Wednesday, March 25, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

This class will cover gardening basics, such as how to prepare your soil for planting a summer/fall garden, strategies and techniques for deciding what to plant and were to plant it, and an introduction to a 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.

The class is free to all, and is taught by a Master Gardener of Yolo County.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, contact Robin Rocksvold at (530) 666-8528 or robin.rocksvold@yolocounty.org.

Advice to Grow By on March 15 at the Library

Advice to Grow By on March 15 at the Library

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes the Yolo County Master Gardeners on Sunday, March 15, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Blanchard Room to answer your questions about keeping your garden alive during this exceptional drought.

“Master Gardeners provide research-based information and assistance to home gardeners,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “Come and ask a question!”

No reservations are required.  The Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library is accessible for persons with disabilities.  Presented by the Yolo County Library, all programs are free.

For more information about this program, contact Joan Tuss at joan.tuss@yolocounty.org.  For more information about the Yolo County Library, visit: www.yolocountylibrary.org, or connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

National Seed Swap Day Exchange

National Seed Swap Day Exchange
National Seed Swap Day Exchange
01-30-2015 - 01-30-2015
Davis Cemetery Arboretum
http://www.daviscemetery.org
Admission: Free
 
(530) 756-7807
 
www.daviscemetery.org
Start Time(s): Fri 11:30am-1:30pm
The Davis Cemetery Arboretum will host a free seed swapping event in honor of National Seed Swap Day 
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