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Tomato Gardening: Tips and Hints

Tomato Gardening Basics

 

The Drought and Your Garden

Gardening With Limited Water

Water Efficient Plants for Sacramento

Other Water Efficient Plant Resources

EPA Guide to Water-Smart Landscapes

Water-Wise CA Regional Garden Sites

Tips For Growing Native Plants

 Fall

Fall is Lawn Renovation Time

Best Soil Temperatures for Vegetable Seeds

Why Rotate Your Crops?

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Planting Guide for 
Flower and Vegetable 
Seeds 

Growing Fall/Winter Vegetables

Plants for Late Fall/Winter Color

Greenhouse Tomatoes in 
the Fall/Winter

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars

 Easy Care Plants 
for Privacy

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for 
Small Yards
                  
                  Pruning Q&A's
Frost, Freeze Tips

Protecting Plants from Frost or Freeze

The Quick Guide: When a Frost is Forecast

Frost Protection for Citrus and Other Subtropical Plants

After a Freeze: What Should You Do in the Garden? 
                  
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Sunset Plant Finder

Plant Lists Categorized by their Water Needs

Dave's Garden Plant Search

National Pesticide Information Center

Roses For Shade

The Top Ten Roses for Sacramento

100 Roses for the Valley and Foothills

Vegetable Planting Calendar

Storing Fruits and Vegetables

Tomato Taste Test Trials

Fruit Tree Varieties

Nut Tree Varieties

Fruit & Nut Harvest Dates

Fruit Taste Test Winners

Citrus Tree Info

Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects

Plants to Attract Pollinating Insects

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for Small Yards

Shade Tree Selection Guide

Weather Websites

Fertilizer Ingredients (by brand)

Farmer Fred's 10 Garden Rules

Winter
Growing Winter Vegetables
 
Plants for Late Fall / Winter Color
 
Frost/Freeze Tips For Citrus
 
Best Soil Temperatures for Vegetable Seeds
 
Why Rotate Your Crops?
 
Plant a Fruit Tree...Or Two!
 
Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees
 
Threat to Citrus Trees: the Asian Citrus Psyllid
 
Christmas Tree Care
 
Plants for Late Fall / Winter Color
ROSES

Rose Pruning, California Style

Roses For Shade

The Top Ten Roses for Sacramento

100 Roses for the Valley and Foothills

Rose Planting Basics 

LANDSCAPING

How Much Water Does Your Lawn and Garden Really Need?

Plant Lists Categorized by their Water Needs

Soil Solarization

Growing Fall/Winter Vegetables

Greenhouse Tomatoes in the Fall/Winter

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for Small Yards

Hiring an Arborist: Tips from the Sacramento Tree Foundation

Landscaping Tips

UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars

Easy Care Plants for Privacy
                  
 Shows for the Nose: Other Fragrant Plants

Deer Resistant Plants (Alleged)

 

VEGETABLES

Growing Winter Vegetables

Tomato Gardening: Tips and Hints

Tomato Gardening Basics

Tomato Troubleshooting Tips

Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes

 Recipes for Your Home Grown Produce

Help Plants Beat the Heat

Grow your Own Popcorn !

How To Grow Giant Pumpkins
FRUIT

Fruit and Nut Links from UC

Avocado Trees for Northern California?

How to Increase the Size of Your Table Grapes

How To Get Bigger Fruit From Your Fruit Trees

Citrus Tips from the Pros

UC: Growing Blueberries in the Sacramento Region

Blueberries for the Valley

Fruit Tree Care Calendar

Plant a Fruit Tree...Or Two!

Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees

U.C. Davis Tips on Fruit Tree Pruning & Training

How To Prune Overgrown Deciduous Fruit Trees

  

GARDEN HELPERS

The Garden "Good Guys"

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

GardenInsects.Com

Free Publications From UC's Farm and Garden Experts 

 

TREES

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for Small Yards

Hiring an Arborist: Tips from the Sacramento Tree Foundation

Finding an ISA-Certified Arborist

After the storm: Leaning Trees Need Your Attention, Now!

Oak Tree Care

Planting Under Oaks

Pruning Q&A's

Christmas Tree Care

 

More Garden Features


                  
                  
Lifetime Master Gardener Fred Hoffman is the host of the "KFBK Garden
Show" on 1530-AM/93.1-FM KFBK in Sacramento, California each Sunday
morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacfic Time, followed by "Get Growing" on
Talk 650 KSTE in Sacramento, 10 a.m. to Noon. And, you can listen to the
shows, live, via the KFBK.com and KSTE.com websites.
 
Available as podcasts!
Previous editions of "The KFBK Garden Show" and "Get Growing".
Podcast links for Itunes users: KFBK Garden Show and Get Growing
Southern Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin County gardeners can also
get current gardening information from Fred in his Saturday gardening column
in the Lodi News-Sentinel.; also available at the Farmer Fred Rant! Blog page.

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE "KFBK GARDEN SHOW" & "GET GROWING"

 
 Oct. 12: Scott Paris, High Hand Nursery-Loomis: "Chrysanthemums for the Fall Garden"; Amigo Bob Cantisano-Felix Gillet Institute: "Heirloom fruits and nuts of the Sierra Nevada Foothills"; Teresa Hawkes, Sacramento County Master Gardener: "Events at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center".
 
Oct. 19: Ellen Zagory, Taylor Lewis - UC Davis Arboretum Fall Plant Sale
 
Oct. 26: Steve Zien - Living Resources Co. "A Great Garden Begins with Great Soil".
 
Nov. 2: Brad Gay - JB's Power Equipment, Davis: "Fall Tuneup for Your Garden Equipment"
 
 A Clue for the Garden Grappler!

 

Visit the Farmer Fred Rant Blog Page for These Garden Tips and More:

Vegetables:

Some Vegetables Require Less Water Than Others

Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

Planting Your First Vegetable Garden? Some Tips

Will Those Green Tomatoes Turn Red This Fall?

Before You Plant, Check the Soil Temperature

Make Your Own Planting Mix

Starting Tomatoes, Peppers From Seed

More Tips on Starting Tomatoes from Seed

Pepper Seeds Slow to Germinate? Some Tips

Heirloom Vegetables Are Better For You

Tomato Troubleshooter

Crop Rotation Plan for the Home Garden

Crop Rotation for the Garden, Pt. 2

The Hazards of Overfeeding Your Plants 

Hand-Pollinating Squash Plants

How to Grow Giant Pumpkins

Grow Your Own Popcorn

 

Fruits:

Avocado Trees for Sacramento? A Guide

Frost/Freeze Protection Ideas for Citrus

Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees

Mulch Under a Citrus Tree: Pros and Cons

Bareroot Fruit Tree Shopping? Buyer Beware!

Harvest Fruits By Look and Feel, Not the Calendar

Know Your Fruit Tree Rootstocks

Growing Blueberries in Container

Anatomy of a Professional Fruit Tasting

Why Are the Blackberries Turning White?

 

Bad Bugs, Diseases, Weeds:

Every Season is Ant Season

The Green Fruit Beetles Are Back

Why are Blackberries Turning White?

Ants!

A Cure for the Cherry Maggot?

Controlling Snails and Slugs

Peach Leaf Curl: It's Back!

Battling Peach Leaf Curl

Battling Sooty Mold & Scale on Citrus

Controlling Fungus Gnats on Houseplants

Crane Flies vs. Mosquitoes

Leaf Spot Problem? Here's What to Do

Cat Proofing Your Garden

Yellowjacket Fun Facts! Control Tips, Too

Weedkillers: Read the Label!

 

ETC.

How To Find Garden Answers Online

Garden Shoes...or Gardening Shoes?

The Garden Good Guys:

Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects

Bring on the Bees!

Plants to Attract Pollinating Insects

This Blog is for the Birds

The Good Bug Hotel

What's Killing the Bees? A New Study Offers Clues

Landscaping, Lawns, Flowers

Getting the Yard Ready for a Rain and Wind Storm

Watering Tips for Drip Irrigation

A Tour of Maple Rock Gardens

The Heart-Healthy Garden

Plants for Privacy

The Cure for Non-Performing Daffodils

WELO is coming. Start Planning to Save Water Now

Plants Wilting in the Heat? Check Before You Water

Water-Saving Tips For Your Yard

Get Rid of Your Lawn with Soil Solarization

How to Kill Your Lawn in 2 Easy Steps

Droopy Plants on a Hot Day. Water...or Not?

 

Trees and Shrubs

How To Stake a New Tree

Holy Jumping Oak Galls, Batman!

 

 Fall & Winter:

What to Do AFTER a Hard Freeze

What to Do When a Hard Freeze is Forecast

New Year's Resolutions for Gardeners

Persimmons: THE Edible Ornamental of Fall

Innovative Peach Leaf Curl Controls

Frost, Freezes Ahead. Get Your Yard Ready

After a Freeze, What Should a Gardener Do?

Fall-Winter Houseplant Care Tips

Drain the Rain Away from the House & Garden

Get Your Garden Storm-Ready

What to Do in Your Yard AFTER the Storm

Tips for the Fall-Winter Vegetable Garden

Add Color for the Cold, Gray Days of Winter

 Winter Storms and Trees: Inspect Them Now!

How to Grow Oak Trees from Acorns

What NOT to do in the Garden in Fall

Dead Foliage Now? Leaf it Alone!

Problem Plants

Have Horses? Avoid These Plants!

Safe Plants for You, But They're Poison to Your Pets

Mistletoe Control Tips

Garden Data (thru Oct. 11, 2014)

Avg. evapotranspiration rate this past week : 1.1" valley; 1.3" foothills.

Soil Temperature: 68 (F) valley. 75 (F) low foothills. 61 (F) upper foothills.

Click Here for more Information about soil temperature and evapotranspiration rates

Chilling hours (hours at 45 degrees or less, necessary for deciduous fruit tree production, from Nov.-Feb.)

2013-2014 Chill Season, Nov. 1 - Feb. 28:

Valley (Sac., SJ, Yolo, Sutter, Solano Cos.): 868-1230 hours

Foothills (Amador, El Dorado, Placer Cos.): 567-1129 hours 

2012-2013 Chill Season Totals: VALLEY: 1028-1325 hours; FOOTHILLS: 877-1863 hours

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Wondering when is the right time to plant?

The online Farmer Fred Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar for Northern & Central California

is for you! Click on each vegetable for specific planting information.

Also, download the printable planting calendar!

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Looking for lists and pictures of plants that don't require much water? Go to:

Water-Wise Gardening Websites

This is a project undertaken in conjunction with the municipalities and water districts in many California locales. The website has a wealth of local residential photography and plant information to help homeowners improve their garden in a water efficient way.

Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer residents: click on the link - Be Water Smart .

 
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Find a Green Gardener-certified landscaper near you: http://www.ecolandscape.org/programGG/GreenGardenerRefList.html
 
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Now Available: 2015 Garden Calendars for the Sacramento Area and Foothills,
from Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners!
For Information about the Sacramento area Gardening Calendar, "2015 All Stars for All Seasons," click here.
For Information about the 2015 Gardening Calendar for the Foothills of Placer and El Dorado Counties, "California Dreaming: Beautiful Gardens with Less Water", click here.
 
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 UPCOMING EVENTS
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Event: Acorn Harvesters Training
10:00 am to 12:00pm Johnson Springview Park, 5480 Fifth Street, Rocklin
Details: The Sacramento Tree Foundation is committed to enhancing the natural heritage of the Sacramento region by growing locally adapted, genetically appropriate native trees. Training is provided to help volunteers identify, collect and record 500 viable acorns (about 2 gallons worth). From October to December, 7,000 - 15,000 acorns will be collected. 
Contact: Please RSVP to Zarah Wyly: (916) 974-4307, Zarah@sactree.com
 
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Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5, 2014
 Fall Sale at the Shepherd Garden and Arts Center
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Both days
 Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
 Many of the clubs that use the Center will participate, i.e., Perennial Plant Club, Iris Society, Begonia Society, Bonsai Club, etc.
 Items for sale include: plants, pottery, jewelry, garden decorations, books, etc.
 Food will be catered by Evan's Kitchen.
 
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Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Event:  UCCE/Master Gardeners of El Dorado Public Class on: "Asexual Propagation"
Time and Location:  9:00 AM to Noon.  Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placercille, CA
Details:  Different methods of asexual plant propagation will be discussed by MGs Debbie Hillel and Gail Fulbeck.  They will demonstate division, cuttings, and layering methods.  Audience members will have a chance to try their hand and bring home starts for new plants.  If time permits, a discussion of seed saving techniques will be included.
 
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Saturday, October 4, 2014
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Nevada County Master Gardeners are pleased to present the following free workshop
Drought Tolerant Plants
NID Business Center Grounds
Annex Building
1036 West Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Information 530.273.0919
Get water wise in the garden! Cut your water bill and do your part to conserve water by planting drought tolerant plants in your landscape.
 
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Sunday, October 12
Harvest: A Gathering of Food, Wine, Beer, and the Arts
1-10 p.m., UC Davis Gateways District
This all-day event, part of the Mondavi Center's "Performance Enhancement" series includes our above-referenced "Art of Science" event (free) as well as a mix of free and ticketed programming like a family-friendly zone on Vanderhoef Quad, the debut of a new exhibit at the Nelson Gallery, interactive displays, food, wine, beer, pumpkin carving, live music, and more. For more information visit: http://mondavi.ucdavis.edu/harvest
 
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October 18, 2014
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Nevada County Master Gardeners are pleased to present the following free workshop
ABC's of Planting Fruit Trees
NID Business Center Grounds
Annex Building
1036 West Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Information 530.273.0919
Would you like to have tree-ripened fruit right from your backyard? Discover the basics of growing a successful home orchard with confidence.
 
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Saturday, October 18
Nature Discovery Drop-in Day
1-3 p.m., Trellis in the California Native Plant GATEway Garden (behind the Davis Commons Shopping Center)
Join us for a free, fun-filled family afternoon exploring our local wildlife. All-ages are welcome. Walking or biking to the event is encouraged. Please note that the Davis Commons Shopping Center parking lot is limited to two-hour parking. Other parking is available in nearby public parking lots. For more information and directions, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx.
 
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Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Event:  UCCE/Master Gardeners of El Dorado Public Class on: "Putting the Garden to Bed"
Time and Location:  9:00 AM to 12:00.  Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Dr., Placerville CA
Details:  The extra effort you put into your yard and garden areas this Fall will pay big dividends next year.  Learn how easy it is to Put Your Garden to Bed with Master Gardeners Cindy Young and Cheryl Turner, as thy presnt this second annual class.  They will discuss yard and garden clean-up, cool season planting, tool sharpening and cleaning, composting, mulching, pruning, the importance of collecting those valuable fall leaves AND MUCH MUCH MORE.
 
CONTACTS:  Phone:  (530)621-5502 or Email: mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu or Website:  http://ceeldorado.ucanr.edu
 
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Saturday, October 18, 2014
Leafy Adventures - Our Day Outside
9:30am -11:30am
Location: Placer Nature Center
                  3700 Christian Valley Road
                  Auburn, CA 95602
The leaves are falling and Placer Nature Center has plenty of leafy adventures to share! Come join the fun! Program is geared towards ages 0-5, but all ages are welcome to attend.
Free! Thanks to First 5 Placer
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Saturday, October 18, 2014
Composting and Vermiculture
10:30am- 12:00pm
Location: Placer Nature Center
                  3700 Christian Valley Road
                  Auburn, CA 95602
Master Gardener and composter Richard Huntley will guide you through the how-to for composting and vermiculture at your home. The Composting Learning Center at Placer Nature Center will give all the participants a chance to see compost bins and worm bins in action.
$3 per person (payable on day of the event via cash or check only)
Free to Placer Nature Center Members!
 
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Sunday, October 19
Among the Oaks
11 a.m., Arboretum Gazebo
Explore an amazing variety of oaks from around the world in the Peter J. Shields Oak Grove. Learn about the life cycle of oaks and see why autumn is acorn time in the grove. The event is free; free weekend parking is available in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55 or on the street. Click here for a map of the location. For more information and directions, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx. 
 
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Tuesday, October 21 
Roseville Better Gardens Club
12:30 door opens
1:00 Meeting starts
Address: Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville, 95661
Guest Speaker:  Lori Ann Asmus, Owner of Emerald City Interior Landscape Design
Topic: Perennials in a Water wise Landscape
Contact: Sue Bennett (916) 316-5873
 
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Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Event: Tree Tour of City Cemetery 
Enjoy a guided tour of the City Cemetery to see and learn about the magnificent trees planted in honor of Sacramento's early settlers. Learn tips for identifying trees; understand the benefits that trees provide to our community, and more. The tour will begin inside the gate of the cemetery. Parking can be found across the street in the parking lot between 9th and 10th streets on Broadway.
10:00 am - 11:30 am, City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818 
Contact: www.sactree.com/events  or  916-924-8733
 
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Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Event: 12th Annual Arden Park Neighborhood Planting 
8:30am- 12:00pm, Volunteers will gather at Arden Park, 1000 La Sierra Drive, Sacramento, CA 95864. The tree plantings will take place throughout the neighborhood.
Details: Volunteers are invited to take part in the 12th Annual Arden Park Tree Planting event.  All trees, tools, training and materials are provided by the Sacramento Tree Foundation.  Participating volunteers are invited to a neighborhood lunch social follow the tree planting activities.
Contact: Please RSVP. www.sactree.com/events  or  916-924-8733
 
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Saturday, October 25
PLANT SALE
to Support the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Open to the Public
Members save 10%. Become a new member and receive 10% off and an additional coupon for $10 off.
 
NEW FRONT YARD: We know that many homeowners out there are in the process of developing their "New Front Yard" by replacing high-water use plants with low-water alternatives. That's why this October you are going to find just what you need at our fall plant sales. We are going to have the area's largest selection of attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including lots of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars.
 
Plus, for sale for the first time ever in the United States, customers can purchase a newly-developed, low-water use, rapid-establishment groundcover called Kurapia® (Lippia nodiflora 'Campagne Verde'). Developed in Japan and tested at UC Davis and UC Riverside, the potential use for this groundcover as a lawn replacement is huge!
 
Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door! All members receive 10% off their purchases; new members also receive an additional $10 off as a thank you for joining. The benefits of membership far outweigh your cost! For more information on the benefits of membership visit: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/join_the_friends.aspx.
 
The event is free; parking is free and available in nearby. For more information and directions, visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx or call (530) 752-4880.
 
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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Naturally Designed
11:00am- 2:00pm
Location: Placer Nature Center
                  3700 Christian Valley Road
                  Auburn, CA 95602
Bring your own white t-shirt and use the autumn colors to "naturally design" your own T! Where do the colors in leaves hide? Why do we only see them in the fall? Find out the secrets leaves hold as we use those colors to make colorful        t-shirts!
$3 per person (payable on day of the event via cash or check only)
Free to Placer Nature Center Members!
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 
Docent Orientation
9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Placer Nature Center
                3700 Christian Valley Road
                 Auburn, CA 95602
Have extra time on your hands? Do you enjoy working with children? Why not become a docent for the Placer Nature Center. You will learn what it takes to be an Environmental Educator for one or more of our school programs. After training, you get to choose when and how often you want to volunteer. If you have any questions, please call (530) 878-6053 (Thursday - Saturday) or email: programs@PlacerNatureCenter.org. Training dates will be held in November 2014.
 
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Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Event: Tree Pruning Clinic
11:00am -12:30pm, Belle Cooledge Library, 5600 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento, 95822 
Details: Extend the life and beauty of shade trees by learning when and how to make pruning cuts, overall pruning strategies and information on a variety of pruning tools. There will be an optional walk afterwards on library grounds to look at tree structure and pruning.  Tools and materials are provided.
Due to the popularity of the tree pruning clinics and limited seating, attendees must provide a printed ticket or proof of registration on a mobile device during check-in. Those who do not have proof of registration may not be able to attend, if the room capacity is met.
Contact: RSVP is required. www.sactree.com/events  or  916-924-8733
 
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Sunday, November 2
Native American Uses of California Plants
2 p.m., UC Davis Welcome Center
Enjoy an engaging, family-friendly tour of the Native American Contemplative Garden and discover traditional uses for a variety of California plants. Click here for a map of the location. The event is free; free parking is available in nearby Gateway District Parking Lot. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx.
 
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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Low Water Use Landscaping Workshop: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., UC Davis campus, Giedt Hall Room 1001, Bioletii Way.
 This informative workshop will provide an overview of current state and local drought conditions, and provide information on simple yet effective methods to help reduce water use. It will also teach participants how to conduct a "water audit" of their landscape, how to incorporate best plants for low-water use into their landscape and provide resource information and "take aways." The event cost is $45, parking is free in nearby parking lot #40. To sign up, please visit
http://ccuh.ucdavis.edu/public/ysb-low-water-use-landscaping or call 530-752-6642.
 
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Sunday, November 9
Storytime Through the Seasons: Under the Redwood Tree
1-3 p.m., Wyatt Deck (Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture)
Join the Arboretum Ambassadors for a free, outdoor reading program exploring the cultural and natural world of Native Californians. Enjoy traditional stories, games, and arts. All ages are welcome! The event is free; free parking is available in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 5. For more information and directions, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx.
 
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Date: Saturday, November 9, 2014
Event: Tree Tour of Sac State Arboretum 
10:00 am-11:30 am, Sacramento State University, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819 
Celebrate fall and join the Sacramento Tree Foundation for a guided tree tour of Sacramento State University's Arboretum. The tour will begin near the Arboretum entrance sign on State University Drive North across from parking lot #1.  
Contact: www.sactree.com/events or 916-924-8733
 
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Wednesday, November 12 & December 10
Walk with Warren:  West-end Gardens
12-1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus
 
Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster for an always-engaging noontime exploration of spring at the UC Davis Arboretum's west-end gardens. The event is free; limited, free one-hour parking is available along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55 where parking can be paid by meter or by purchase of a $9 daily pass. For more information and directions, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx.
 
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Thursday, Nov. 13, 10am-2pm
American River College Horticulture Department Fall Plant Sale
Plants available for purchase have all been propagated, grown, and tended by ARC horticulture students. 
There is a large selection of plants available. 
Please stop by to help students learn customer service and to purchase great plants at great prices. 
 American River College is at 4700 College Oak Drive in Sacramento.  The sale is in the horticulture department, which is on the east-most side of campus, behind automotive.  Park in parking lot 'A' (off Myrtle Ave.) and walk down the eastern service road to the gate.  You will see greenhouses!  Parking is $2.
 
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Sunday, November 16
Go Green Drop-in Day
1-3 p.m., Trellis in the California Native Plant GATEway Garden (behind the Davis Commons Shopping Center)
Want to be more sustainable? Have fun learning about conserving resources through hands-on activities. All-ages are welcome. Walking or biking to the event is encouraged. Please note that the Davis Commons Shopping Center parking lot is limited to two-hour parking. Other parking is available in nearby public parking lots. For more information and directions, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx.
 
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Tuesday, November 18
Roseville Better Gardens Club
12:30 door opens
1:00 Meeting starts
Address: Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville, 95661
Guest Speaker:  Pauline Kuklis, Placer County Master Gardener
Topic: Growing Mandarins in the Foothills
Contact: Sue Bennett (916) 316-5873
 
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