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The week ahead: Home and garden activities

Published: Saturday, Sep. 22, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2CALIFORNIA LIFE

GARDEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES

• FALL NATIVE PLANT SALE

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: www.SacValleyCNPS.org

Fall is the best time to plant many California native perennials. Find them at this huge sale hosted by the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Get free advice on choosing the best natives for your backyard habitat and how to make them thrive. Can't make this sale? A second sale will be held next Saturday at Soil Born Farms' American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova.


• MASTER GARDENER WORKSHOP: HERBS, WORMS AND MORE

Where: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks

When: 8:30-11:30 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: http://cesacramento.ucdavis.edu

Sacramento County's UC master gardeners will be out in force to answer questions during this free workshop day. Among the topics to be covered: Proper pruning of herbs, worm composting, drip irrigation and river-friendly gardening. Have a garden pest or mystery plant? Bring a sample in a sealed plastic bag for expert opinions.


• PLANT SALE PREVIEW

Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis

When: 10-11:30 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880

Get a sneak peek at the plants that will be available at the arboretum's fall plant sales, including many All-Stars and Community Favorites. Demonstration gardens show what plants will look like as they mature. The arboretum's fall sales are set for next Saturday and Oct. 14.


• EDUCATORS TOUR

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free; donations welcome

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 264-7839

Learn about the early educators of Sacramento during this guided tour of the famed cemetery and its gardens in fall bloom.



HOME-RELATED ACTIVITIES

• EAST SACRAMENTO HOME REMODELING TOUR

Where: Start at 1355 38th St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $20 advance (see website below); $25 day of tour

Details: www.friendsofeastsac.org, (916) 452-8011

Hosted by the Friends of East Sacramento, this tour focuses on five homes and one garden – all either extensively remodeled or brand new. Proceeds benefit renovations to the Clunie Center in McKinley Park.

– Debbie Arrington

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