Garden Calendar: today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 7CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events

Today

• Farm Fresh to You farm tour. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with 11:30 a.m. talk on organic farming by chief farmer Thaddeus Barsotti. 23800 Highway 16, Capay. (800) 796-6009.

Aug. 28

• Mulch Madness community party. Spread mulch in rings around trees in McKinley Park. 6-8 p.m. Near the Shepard Garden and Art Center, McKinley Park, Sacramento. (916) 924-8733, ext. 122.

Classes and workshops

Today

• "All Dried Up!" food-preservation public demonstration hosted by Sacramento County master food preservers. Learn safe dehydration techniques. 10 a.m.-noon. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 875-6913.

• "Lawns and Lawn Alternatives," class hosted by El Dorado County Master Gardeners. Learn how to have a healthy lawn that is environmentally sustainable with master gardeners Eve Keener and Phyllis Lee. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.

• "Fall/Winter Vegetable Gardening Workshop." Learn how to transition your garden from summer to fall, which vegetables will grow in winter, cover-cropping, and more. 9-11 a.m. Master Gardeners Demo Garden, 11477 E. Ave., Dewitt Center, Auburn. Free. (530) 889-7385.

Next Saturday

• "Mediterranean Gardening." Learn how to make your garden look Mediterranean, the elements of this style, and which plants are happy in it, with master gardener Jan Keahey. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.

• "Plant Propagation for the Home Gardener." Learn how to propagate plants from cuttings, division, and seed, without a greenhouse or special equipment. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 3072 24th St., Sacramento. $35. (916) 617-7516.

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