Tag Archives: gardening

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  • Sat., August 24, 2019
    8:00am - 1:00pm

Learn how to grow vibrant, tasty and healthy plants from our knowledgeable staff and community educators. Registration for free classes, tours, walks and talks will occur at the event ONLY and be on a first-come, first-served basis. Many thanks to SMUD for sponsoring this event.

Visit our organic plant sale to fill your garden with vegetable starts, edible perennials, medicinal and culinary herbs, succulents and flowers which will provide beauty and food through the fall and winter. All plants are organically grown with love, and selected for the Sacramento area. We will also have a limited quantity of fruit trees for sale.

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  • Sat., May 4, 2019
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

Get a hands on introduction to planting, growing, and planning your garden with native plants. There’s nothing easier to grow than the natives, but it takes just a bit more observation and knowledge to get them to thrive. Journey with me into Sacramento’s native plants and be a part of the growing number of people who contribute to the sustainability of the ecosystem in which we live.

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  • Sat., April 6, 2019
    11:00am - 2:00pm

Soil Born Farms Speaker Series: Organic Farming Legends. The Farming Life: An Intimate Ecology. Wendy Johnson, author of Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate, is a Buddhist meditation teacher and organic gardening mentor who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. As one of the founders of the organic farming program at Green Gulch Farm ZenCenter, Wendy has been teaching organic agriculture and meditation for decades. 11am to 12pm in the Schoolhouse. Space is limited. Please register in advance to reserve a seat. $13 suggested donation, proceeds benefit the American River Ranch Restoration & Development Project. 12pm Join Wendy for a ceremonial fruit tree planting and blessing for our newyouth garden orchard. Everyone welcome. 10:30am and from 1 to 2pm Wendy will be signing her book Gardening at the Dragon’s Gatenear the Farmstand.

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  • Thu., April 18, 2019
    5:30pm - 8:30pm

Healthy soil is the foundation of a bountiful garden. In this hands-on class, we will assess which nutrients and amendments healthy soils need and find resourceful ways to create flourishing crops for your home garden or family farm.

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  • Sat., June 29, 2019
    10:00am - 3:00pm

This workshop is designed for backyard beekeepers interested in learning intermediate level skills. There’s no prerequisite knowledge required, but it will be more advanced than an introductory level workshop. We will have a short lecture and group learning style introduction to topics and then an apiary tour with open hive inspection with practical, hands on skills to move you to the next level of beekeeping.

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  • Wed., April 24, 2019
    3:30pm - 5:30pm

Attract pollinators of all types to your garden through planning and stewardship. Teach students about the process of pollination and the unique creatures that are critical to our food supply. Learn about a student-led project that relates to native bees. You will leave this workshop BUZZING with excitement. Join us for happy hour and networking after the workshop.

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  • Sat., March 2, 2019
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

This class has been cancelled due to low enrollment. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Learn simple techniques for taking your favorite plants and multiplying them through propagation of cuttings, divisions and seeding. Participants will be able to take home a few new plants to share with friends and family. This class will be outdoors and hands-on. Dress for gardening and getting dirty.

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  • Sat., March 2, 2019
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

Take a journey into the amazing fungi kingdom and learn how certain fungi and mushrooms can benefit your garden, health and the planet. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn easy mushroom cultivation methods you can do at home to grow food, medicine and bring vitality to your garden.

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  • Sat., February 16, 2019
    10:00am - 1:00pm

Learn how to plan your garden space and prepare, plant and care for an abundant, thriving spring garden. This class is for new gardeners or for gardeners who are new to the region.

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  • Sat., November 3, 2018
    9:00am - 12:00pm

This class is cancelled due to low enrollment. We apologize for the inconvenience. Check out Introduction to Permaculture which is scheduled for Saturday, November 10 from 12-3 pm. Topics will include growing native plants. The better connections we have with the environment, the easier it becomes to sustain it. Using native plants for food and materials brings the connection we have with the environment to the forefront. Learn how to analyze plants for human use and how to collect them in a sustainable way.