Garden Calendar: today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 10CALIFORNIA LIFE
Last Modified: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 - 11:53 am

Special events

Today

• "Stitching from the Soul" by hand quilter Alice Calhoun, 1-2 p.m.; and textile designer and quilter Jan Hollins, 3 p.m. Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2837 36th St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 457-2502.

Today-Monday

• The Benefit Plant Sales in cooperation with sunburst Projects sale of dormant and bare-root perennials 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today-Monday at 3072 24th St., Sacramento. (916) 617-7516.

Thursday

• Learn about bee behavior and how they harvest nectar. Sponsored by the Sacramento Public Library. 3:30 p.m. North Natomas Branch, 4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.

Next Saturday

• Master gardeners host a talk about pruning ornamental grasses, dormant fruit trees and summer vegetable seeds. 9 a.m.-noon Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Free. (916) 875-6913.

• "Threads of Time: Breast Cancer Quilt Project," keynote speaker Alice Beasley, quilter and artist. 1-2 p.m. The Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2837 36th St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 457-2502.

• Look for signs of spring in the UC Davis Arboretum Terrace Garden, and take home ideas of plants for your own containers and beds. 2 p.m. Event is free, and free parking behind the Davis Commons Shopping Center at First and E streets, Davis. (530) 752-4880.

Tuesday, February 26

• Sarah Jackson, technical editor of Handwoven Magazine, will give a presentation on designing garment fabrics. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. $3 donation. (916) 508-8984.

Meetings

Monday

• The Gloves and Shovels Garden Club meeting. 10 a.m. Telefunken Semiconductors, 7501 Foothills Blvd., Roseville. Free. (916) 434-6666.

• The Satsuki Aikokai Association of Sacramento hosts botanist, horticulturalist and bonsai nurseyman Yuzo Maruyama, who will speak on the care, culture and styling of Satsuki azalea bonsai. 7 p.m. Shepard Garden Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 428-8505.

Thursday

• The Elk Grove Quilting Guild will feature Judy Mullen, who will share her thoughts on what the quilt show judges are looking for. 7 p.m. First Baptist Church of Elk Grove, 8939 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove. $3 nonmembers, free for members. (916) 685-2090.

Classes and workshops

Today

• El Dorado County master gardeners will host a master class on beekeeping, including how to raise and handle them safely. 9 a.m.-noon. Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.

• Learn how irrigation systems work and how to make them more efficient in a workshop presented by San Juan Water District. 9 a.m.-noon. San Juan Water District, 9935 Auburn-Folsom Road, Granite Bay. Free. (916) 791-2663.

• Remodeling seminars presented by DreamBuilders Home Remodeling: "Planning Your Kitchen Remodel," 9-10:30 a.m.; "Planning Your Bathroom Remodel," 11 a.m.-noon. 893 Embarcadero Drive, Suite 103, El Dorado Hills. Free; register at www.dreambuildershome remodeling.com, (916) 933-7371.

• Sacramento Area Beekeepers will hold a beginning beekeeping class. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sacramento County Cooperative Extension, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. $35 for members, $45 nonmembers. (916) 370-2271.

• Yolo County UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will hold a grape pruning workshop. Spur and cane grape pruning techniques will be presented in the College vineyard. Learn how to start your own grapevines from cuttings, and winter and spring growing tips. 10 a.m.-noon. Woodland Community College Greenhouse Orchard Area, 2300 E. Gibson Road, Woodland. Free. (530) 666-8143.

• Learn all about cool-season vegetables and how to start your garden early during the Nevada County Master Gardener free workshop. 10 a.m.-noon. Veterans Remembrance Room, Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley. (530) 273-0919.

Wednesday

• The Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension master food preservers present a class on sauerkraut and winter vegetables. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. $3 materials fee. (916) 875-6913.

Thursday

• Golden1 Credit Union presents money-saving tips for the supermarket using discount coupons. 7 p.m. Sacramento Public Library, North Natomas Branch, 4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.

Next Saturday

• El Dorado County Master Gardeners present a master class about how to prepare the garden for spring and summer vegetables. Topics include planting times, garden site selection, soil preparation, and more. 9 a.m.- noon. Veterans' Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5512.

• Learn about farmers training classes from the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Soil Born Farms American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova. Free. (916) 363-9685. Advanced Registration required.

• Discover the benefits of compost to your garden and the environment, and the different methods of composting at the Nevada County Master Gardener free workshop. 10 a.m.-noon. NID Business Center Grounds, 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley. (530) 273-0919.

• Learn about intermixing vegetables with ornamental plants, edible flowers and landscaping planning, design, harvesting and storage at the Edible Landscape Workshop by the Placer County Master Gardeners. 9-10:30 a.m. 212 Harding Blvd., Suite Q, Roseville. Seating is limited, registration suggested. (530) 889-7388.

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