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Sunflower Power on October 8 at the Winters Community Library

Sunflower Power on October 8 at the Winters Community Library

Ever wonder what happens to all those fields of sunflowers?  Come to the Winters Community Library on Wednesday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. to find out! 

This exciting, 45-minute program, Sunflower Power, is guaranteed to inspire kids to eat their veggies.  Presented by the Food Literacy Center of Sacramento, kids ages 5 to 12 will learn about all the parts of the sunflower through a hands-on craft and a food activity. 

Sponsored by the generous support of the Winters Friends of the Library, this event is free.  The Winters Community Library is located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters.

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. 

Grow with the Gardeners at the Library

Grow with the Gardeners 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, September 21, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Blanchard Room.

Volunteers from Yolo County Master Gardeners will answer your questions and provide helpful information about gardening in drought conditions.  This month’s topics include colorful container gardening, edible and ornamental gardening, gardening for all abilities, and easy fall planting.

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

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.

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Indoor Outdoor Single Futon Chaise Lounge

Free DIY Furniture Plans / How to Build an Indoor Outdoor Single Futon Chaise Lounge

Oh this piece of DIY Furniture might be one of my absolute faves! So utterly versatile and just the coolest... lay it flat to enjoy on your front side or snooze and when you feel like it, simply put it in one of several incline positions to lounge and chat! Isn't that amazing? Check out the images at the bottom to see how this gal moves and functions!... Read More

One Last Hurrah + a Fall Favorite // The Art of Glamping

One Last Hurrah + a Fall Favorite / The Art of Glamping

Hi all! A big hello to all of you wonderful TDC readers! I’m Heidi and it is such a blessing to be visiting here from my blog, Brave Wild and Free (formerly My Beautiful Mess). I have adored Rayan’s eclectic style and eye for design for such a long time - not to mention that I got to meet her adorable self in person AND eat Mexican food with her, which made me love her all the more! For those of you who don’t know me (most of you), let me introduce myself.  I’m a wife and a mom (of three) from the Pacific Northwest.  I love coffee, Toms, books and solitude.   I have always enjoyed the peacefulness of the great outdoors – and here in the northwest it is GREAT.  But, if I’m honest, I don’t love the grittiness of the outdoors. 

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Room Envy // The Bathing Sophisticate + 5 Things

Room Envy / The Bathing Sophisticate + 5 Things

Wow, what a summer it has been so far! I hope you all are enjoying this break from the school year and the warm weather is kind to you. Maybe you are even making the most of things and wandering with a carefree mind. Regardless, I hope you make amazing memories wherever you may go. As for me, I am knee deep in projects and living vicariously through gorgeous images on pinterest and a complete and utter room envy. The places I find myself drawn to most, right now, seem to bring the lovely tranquility of vacation and travel into the home environment. I think I might donate a kidney to have this bath, just as it is, as part of my daily habit. ... Read More

August 2 Fall Gardening Class at the Community Garden

August 2 Fall Gardening Class at the Community Garden

Attention Yolo County gardeners and garden enthusiasts!  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Community Garden is hosting a free “Gardening 101: soil, water and fall planting” class on Saturday, August 2, at 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the garden adjacent to 137 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

This class, taught by the David Linebarger, garden intern and graduate from the UC Davis sustainable agriculture department, will help participants understand the basics of creating good soil, watering techniques that help conserve water and maximize benefit to the plants, and how to prepare for planting their fall crops.  No gardening experience is necessary and all are welcome to attend.  Participants will also have an opportunity to harvest fresh produce being grown in the demonstration area of the garden.