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Gardening Activities for You

When it comes to gardening, there is always something new or something more to learn.  Luckily there are many opportunities nearby to expand your gardening knowledge.  Below is a sample of some upcoming educational opportunities, most of which are free of charge.

 August 31, 10:00-11:00

            Topic: Composting.  This class will be taught by Solano Master Gardeners.

            Location:  Vallejo People’s Garden (www.vallejopeoplesgarden.org)

Sept. 7, 10:00-3:00

Event: 30th Anniversary Sustainability Fair. For list of presentations see the Contra Costa MG website (http://ccmg.ucdavis.edu/?calitem=191703&g=12498)

            Location:  Walnut Creek

Sept. 14, 10:00-12:00

            Topic:  Seed Saving

            Location:  Loma Vista Farm, Vallejo, CA  (www.lomavistafarm.org)

Sept. 14, 10:00-12:00

Topic:  Loose Your Lawn and Sheet Mulching http://www.bayfriendlycoalition.org/Calendar.shtml

            Location:  Solano County Water District, 810 Vaca Valley Parkway, Vacaville

Sept. 17 – 19  

            Event:  Weed Science School

            Location:  UC Davis Weed Research and Info. Center  (www.wric.ucdavis.edu)

            Note:  a course fee applies

Sept. 22, 10:00-4:00 

            Event:  “Down the Garden Path” Educational Garden Tour

            Location:  Napa (UC Master Gardeners of Napa County)

            (http://ucanr.edu/ucmgnapa)

            Note:  There’s a fee of $25 in advance, or $30 on the day of the event.

Oct. 12, 9:00-12:00

FREE EventMaster Gardener Public Plant Exchange (and Gardening Talks)

Location:  501 Texas St., Fairfield

Bring a plant to share if you have one, if you don’t you can still take home a plant.

            Come learn about the Master Gardener Program (11:30).

            Attend one or more gardening talks.

            Free Gardening Sessions scheduled:

            9:30    Succulents

            10:15  Plant Propagation

            11:00  Garden Gift Ideas for the Fall

            Pick up a free vegetable planting guide and other gardening information.

            Fun for kids too!

photo by Jennifer Baumbach
photo by Jennifer Baumbach

Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 11:20 AM
Tags: education (6), garden (66), master gardeners (51), weed (6)

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