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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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Fruit Tree Workshop Class January 10

Fruit Tree Workshop Class January 10

Calling all fruit tree and garden enthusiasts!  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community garden in Woodland will host a fruit tree workshop on Saturday, January 10, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  This outdoor class is free and open to all; no experience with fruit trees necessary.

This class, taught by a Yolo County master gardener who specializes in fruit trees, will help participants select bare root fruit trees for their home orchard.  Participants will also learn how to properly train and trim fruit trees during the winter dormant season to enhance growth and production in spring.  The class will take place in the garden orchard on the west side of the Bauer building at 137 N. Cottonwood Avenue in Woodland, and will include demonstration of various training and trimming techniques.   

Homemade for the Holidays: Gifts from the Kitchen

Homemade for the Holidays: Gifts from the Kitchen

Megan Myers


Toasted Coconut Caramels

When it comes to gift-giving, sometimes I can get stumped about what to give my friends and family.

Given my prowess in the kitchen, however, it’s a natural solution to base my gifts in that area too.

From cookie mix to the friends with kids to dog treats for the pet owners, homemade gifts from the kitchen are a wonderful way to personalize the holiday long after the presents have been exchanged.

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Top 10 Most Popular // Playful Storage Solutions for Kids

Top 10 Most Popular / Playful Storage Solutions for Kids

If you are thinking of a build that gives you quite a bit of bang for your buck, a playful storage solution is just what you need. Equal parts organization and play, these projects represent The Design Confidential's current 10 most popular playful storage solutions for kids! ... Read More

Winter Gardening Class December 8

Winter Gardening Class December 8

Attention Yolo County winter gardeners and garden enthusiasts!  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Community Garden in Woodland is hosting a class entitled, “Build a Healthy Plate and a Healthy Body with your Winter Garden” on Monday, December 8, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.  This indoor class is free and open to all; no gardening experience necessary.

This class, taught by Yolo County Health Services Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention staff, will help participants learn to incorporate winter vegetables into a healthy diet and will also provide tips on how to include yoga-based stretches into fitness routines to stay healthy and fit for gardening.  The class will highlight winter vegetables that grow well in Yolo County, include a taste of some winter vegetable dishes and include recipes to take home.