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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.

Update on June Gardening Classes for Children at Community Garden

Update on June Gardening Classes for Children at Community Garden

Two free gardening classes for children will be held in June at the Hannah and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, sponsored by the Yolo County Health Department and located adjacent to the Bauer Building at 137 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland.  Tuleyome Home Place Adventures will be leading the activities for each class. 

This Thursday, June 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (note: new time), the “Tommy the Tomato” class will teach kids how to make tomato cages for their home garden and includes an art contest.  Art supplies will be provided or young artists can bring their finished artwork or poem to the garden.  Entries must include at least one “tomato-like” element with the rest up to the imagination.  Winners in five age group categories (starting at 3 years and under, and up to 18 years) will be featured at the Woodland Tomato Festival in August.

May & June Gardening Classes at Community Garden

May & June Gardening Classes at Community Garden

Want to expand your knowledge of gardening?  The Hannah and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, sponsored by the Yolo County Health Department, is holding four free gardening classes in May and June.  Hosted by the Yolo County Master Gardeners and Tuleyome’s Home Place Adventures Program, these events will be held at the community garden adjacent to the Bauer Building at 137 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

On Saturday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m., join Master Gardener Barbara Ohlendorf for a presentation on Integrated Pest Management. Barbara will cover the basic principles, importance of beneficial insects and how to preserve them, least toxic insecticides, top 10 garden pests and nontoxic controls, and pests to be on the lookout for in the garden.

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.

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. 

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. 

Celebrate America Recycles Day by Recycling Your Used Oil Filters

On Saturday, November 16, the Yolo County Department of Planning & Public Works’ Division of Integrated Waste Management and the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and Winters will host a free Used Oil Filter Exchange Event, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. 

With the help of O’Reilly Auto Parts and AutoZone stores throughout Yolo County, and the NAPA Auto Parts store in Winters, local government recycling coordinators are partnering to remind do-it-yourself vehicle oil changers of the importance of recycling by hosting the November 16 used oil filter exchange event.  Residents of Yolo County can receive a free oil filter by bringing in their used one for recycling.  There is a limit of two filters per resident that can be exchanged.