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The week ahead: home and garden activities

Published: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2CALIFORNIA LIFE

GARDEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• ORNAMENTAL GRASSES

Where: Nature's Gallery Court, Garrod Drive, UC Davis

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

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

On this guided tour, check out the autumn drama of ornamental grasses in the arboretum's Storer, Oak Grove, White Flower and All-Star gardens.


• WHAT'S BLOOMING IN THE CEMETERY

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

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

Perennials expert Sharon Patrician leads this tour through the cemetery's renowned gardens, focusing on fall color and bloom.


• LET IT ROT, WHAT'S BUGGING YOU?

Where: El Dorado Nursery, 3931 Durock Road, Shingle Springs

When: Noon and 1 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: www.eldoradonursery.com, (530) 676-6555

These back-to-back free workshops cover composting (at noon) and pest control (1 p.m.) as well as diagnosis of plant disease and common problems.


• SOIL: NOT A DIRTY WORD

Where: Soil Born Farms' American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova

When: 9 a.m. next Saturday

Admission: $10

Details: www.sacfoodcoop.com

Soil expert Steven Zien leads this workshop that tackles the mysteries of managing soil biology for a low-maintenance, healthy, pest-free garden and landscape.


HOME-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• POLITICAL COLLECTIBLES SHOW AND SALE

Where: Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today

Admission: $3; children and students with ID admitted free

Details: www.apic.us

Hosted by the American Political Items Collectors, this annual show features thousands of campaign buttons, political posters, advertising pinback buttons and other types of pop culture memorabilia. Discover the value of your political treasures with free appraisals. Special displays include "Race for the White House 2012" and the 1912 presidential campaign, won by Woodrow Wilson over Teddy Roosevelt and William Taft.


• HEART OF THE HOME TOUR

Where: Davis, Woodland and Winters

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

Admission: $25, available at the Gifted Penguin, 716 Main St. Suite A, Woodland; the Avid Reader, 617 Second St., Davis; and other locations

Details: www.elderlynutrition.org, (530) 662-7035, ext. 207

In support of Yolo County's Meals on Wheels nutrition program, this unusual tour features six kitchens in action. This year has a twist: Chefs will compete in a cookoff, with patrons voting for "Top Chef."

– Debbie Arrington

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