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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.  

Live Long & Prosper -- Farmers' Market a Big Hit on UCD Campus

Live Long & Prosper -- Farmers' Market a Big Hit on UCD Campus

The weekly Farmers' Market at UCD's Silo Union kicks off to a great start and will be on campus Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ( weather permitting ). Fresh fruits and vegetables -- many organic -- are part of UCD's commitment to GO ZERO WASTE. For more information, contact www.farmersmarket.ucdavis.edu to live long and prosper.

City offers vermicompost bin rebates

City offers vermicompost bin rebates

The City of Woodland’s Environmental Services division is pleased to announce that rebate opportunities for compost bins have been expanded to include vermicompost bins.

Backyard compost and vermicompost bins are eligible for as much as $100 each in rebates, with a limit of $200 per household within Woodland city limits. Compost bins can be purchased from any retailer or online store....

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