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The week ahead: home and garden activities

Published: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2CALIFORNIA LIFE

GARDEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• PLANT PROPAGATION WORKSHOP

Where: Veterans' Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville

When: 9 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: ceeldorado.ucanr.edu, (530) 621-5512

This three-hour, hands-on workshop covers many of the ways to start new plants from seeds, cutting, roots or other propagation.


• CITRUS TASTING

Where: Flower Hut Nursery, Highway 65 and Fourth Street, Wheatland

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

Admission: Free

Details: www.flowerhutnursery.com, (530) 633-4526

Sample more than 50 different kinds of citrus, all available to grow in your own backyard.


• WALK WITH WARREN

Where: UC Davis Arboretum; meet at the gazebo

When: Noon Wednesday

Admission: Free

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

Take a guided tour of the arboretum's west end gardens with storyteller Warren Roberts, the arboretum's superintendent emeritus.


• BENEFIT ROSE AUCTION

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

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Admission: Free

Details: www.sactorose.org, (916) 799-6199

The Sacramento Rose Society hosts its annual auction of new rose varieties, with proceeds benefiting the club's projects. Public welcome; check or cash only.


HOME-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• SACRAMENTO ANTIQUE FAIRE

Where: 21st Street between X and Y streets, Sacramento

When: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $3; ages 16 and younger admitted free; free parking.

Details: (916) 600-9770 or www.sacantiquefaire.com.

Thousands flock to this huge outdoor marketplace, rain or shine. The fair, which must move to make way for construction, is staying put at this location at least this month. Find more than 300 vendors and a wealth of merchandise.


• FOOD PRESERVATION: FREEZING TIPS

Where: Auditorium, UC Cooperative Extension, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: cesacramento.ucdavis.edu (916) 875-6913

Learn to make the most of your freezer space with tips from Sacramento County Master Food Preservers.

– Debbie Arrington

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