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August 1 Garden Class: Critters and Creatures – Gardening Without Pesticides

August 1 Garden Class: Critters and Creatures – Gardening Without Pesticides

Are the critters, creatures and pests in your garden getting the best of you?  If so, this free garden class is for you!  The Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, located in Woodland and sponsored by the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency, will be host to a free gardening class on Saturday, August 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

This class will address the basics and essentials of successfully gardening without pesticides.  Topics will include how to identify beneficial and harmful insects and strategies to reduce unwanted pests, and will review the basic concepts behind the integrative pest management approach to gardening.  No gardening experience required; just a desire to learn more about how you can sustain a healthy garden without the use of harsh chemicals. 

Blank Wall Overhaul // Stick It Click It Swap It Out

Blank Wall Overhaul / Stick It Click It Swap It Out

This project is brought to you in partnership with Command™ Brand, and is a wonderful addition to my TDC World Headquarters makeover... ... Read More

Continued Improvement in Home Values Results in Increased 2015 Assessment Roll

Continued Improvement in Home Values Results in Increased 2015 Assessment Roll

Yolo County Clerk/Recorder/Assessor Freddie Oakley has announced this year’s annual Assessment Roll increased from the 2014 total value of $21.8 billion to a current value of just over $23 billion. Improving economic factors have continued to strengthen the real estate market, attracting new residents and contributing to an overall rise in home values throughout Yolo County, resulting in a total 2015 Assessment Roll of $23,239,449,070; a 6.51% increase over the prior year. 

“Every member of my staff has been working tirelessly to efficiently handle the increased workload that accompanies the fair valuation of land, property and many other aspects of Yolo County and I could not be prouder of the end result,” said Yolo County Clerk/Recorder/Assessor Freddie Oakley.  “Preparing this year’s roll was a wonderful experience.”

Summer and Fall Gardening Class June 17

Summer and Fall Gardening Class June 17

Looking for an opportunity to learn skills and techniques that will optimize your summer and fall garden experience?  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 class on Wednesday, June 17, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

This class will cover important topics such as irrigation techniques that maximize water usage, tips and tricks for harvesting produce, strategies for planning fall gardens, companion planting, and more.  This class is a great opportunity for new gardeners to get important information that can contribute to the success of their fruit and vegetable gardens, and an opportunity for those with gardening experience to get questions answered and learn some new skills. 

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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