Home & Garden Calendar

Published: Saturday, Sep. 14, 2013 - 12:00 am

Special Events


Arden Park Fall Garden Tour

The Arden Park Garden Club will hold its annual fundraiser showcasing six home gardens. 10 a.m. Arden Park Recreational Center, 1000 La Sierra Drive, Sacramento. $15. (916) 487-5825.

Big Community Harvest Day

Help needed to pick, sort and wash vegetables. All produce is donated to the Food Bank of Yolo County. Offered in partnership with Food Bank Farmers, Food Bank of Yolo, Center for Land-based Learning, Yolo Food Connect and the Yolo Ag and Food Alliance. 8 a.m. Sloughside Farm, County Road 31, Winters. Free. (530) 792-7024.

Capay Valley Farm Tour

Ride the tour bus to the valley. Stops include: Fiddlers Green, Yocha Dehe Olive Mill and Capay Organic. Ticket includes bus “road food” from Monticello Seasonal Cuisine and a pizza dinner with farm-fresh produce from Caffe Italia’s wood-fired oven. Meet at Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 Gum Ave., Woodland, to board the bus. 1 p.m. $50. (530) 207-0455.

Edible Gardens Tour

The third annual Edible Gardens Tour, featuring six gardens in east Sacramento, with master gardeners in each garden at various times of the day, and music by Sacramento Symphonic Winds.10 a.m. $25 general, free for children ages 12 and younger. 916-709-6748.

Jensen Garden Workday

Friends of Jensen Botanical Garden to host a work day. Bring gloves and hand pruners. All skill levels needed. 9 a.m. Jensen Botanical Garden, 8520 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael. Free. (916) 485-5322.



The show offers more than 130 quilts and wearable art, vendor booths, door prizes and raffle baskets. 10 a.m. today-Sunday.SES Portuguese Hall, 10427 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove. $7. 916-686-1654.


Antique Peddler’s Fair

Four blocks will be filled with antiques and collectibles. Antique and collectible merchandise from glass and China to vintage jewelry and cast iron cookware. Antique appraisals from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($10 per item, three for $25). Live entertainment will also be featured. 8 a.m. Historic Sutter Street, Folsom. Free. 530-241-4063.

Sacramento Old City Association Home Tour

Tour homes ranging from the Governor’s Mansion to the two-story residence where Dorothea Puente drugged and murdered tenants in the 1980s. Tourgoers will preview the third-floor restoration of the state park mansion. The home tour sign-in table and a free street fair will be at the northwest corner of 16th and H streets. The fair will include contractors, artisans and representatives of nonprofit, advocacy and history organizations. 10 a.m. $25 advance; $30 day of the event. (916) 202-4815.


Winters Agritour

Explore a working honey-production farm with samples along the way. Followed by a tour of the Inn at Park Winters. Lunch will be prepared by Park Winters chef Sharon Kelso. Walking shoes encouraged. The tour will be leaving from Steady Eddy’s, 5 Main St., Winters. 9 a.m. $50 (lunch included). (530) 795-2329.

Next Saturday

Autumn Garden Faire and Plant Sale

Find independent nurserymen and craft artisans at the third Garden Faire and Plant Sale. 9 a.m. Secret Garden, 8450 W. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove. (916) 682-6839.

Davis Farmers Market Tour

Led by Davis Farmers Market Executive Director Randii MacNear, this free tour is a behind-scenes peek at what goes into creating and sustaining farmers market. Tour begins at the Community Garden in Central Park, Davis. Walking shoes encouraged.10 a.m. Central Park, Fourth and C streets, Davis. Free. (530) 207-0455.

Sept. 24

ABAS — Bonsai Auction

The America Bonsai Association Sacramento’s annual event. Bidding starts 6:30 p.m. Trees, pots and bonsai tools to be auctioned. 6 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 808-6060.

Sept. 23

Tour the Trees at McKinley Park

The Sacramento Tree Foundation will offer a tree tour of McKinley Park, led by a certified arborist. Participants encouraged to bring a tablet or smartphone and will be shown how to identify trees, edit data and a more using GreenprintMaps. Tour begins and ends at west lawn near parking lot. 6 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. (916) 974-4333.

Classes and workshops


Composting basics

Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension master gardeners offer composting basics for the home gardener. 1 p.m. Sacramento Public Library, North Natomas Branch, 4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento. Free. (916) 875-6913.

Cover Crops

Learn how to choose the best cover crops for your area, when to plant them and best time to turn them under or harvest for compost with the Placer County master gardeners. 9 a.m. Dewitt Center, 11477 E Ave., Auburn. Free. (530) 889-7388.

Rose Propagation Workshop

Historic Rose Garden volunteers and propagators will conduct a hands-on rose workshop. Participants will have the chance to take home a few cuttings. 10 a.m. Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Workshops free; donations accepted. (916) 715-7294.

Tuesday, next Saturday

Master Food Preservers

of El Dorado County

Tuesday: Vinegars, condiments and chutneys. Next Saturday: Jerky. El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5506.


Apples and Preserving

the Late Summer Garden

With the Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension master food preservers. 6:30 p.m. Sacramento County Cooperative Extension office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 875-6913.

Next Saturday

El Dorado Master Gardener Public Class: Orchids

With master gardener Heidi Napier. 9 a.m. Veterans’ Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5512.

Plant Clinic and Workshops

Learn about incorporating edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals into your landscape. Learn to create worm-compost bins and compost piles, and learn water-efficient lawn alternatives. Master gardeners will help you solve gardening problems. 8:30 a.m. Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Free. (916) 875-6913.



Embroiderer’s Guild of America

Lois Kershner will lecture on threadscapes. 7 p.m. SMUD, 6301 S St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 223-2751.

Satsuki Aikokai Association of Sacramento

Botanist, bonsai nurseryman and teacher Yuzo Maruyama will discuss year-round care of Satsuki azalea bonsai. 7 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 428-8505.


Elk Grove Quilt Guild

Cathy Stone will host a Trunk Show at the monthly membership meeting. 7 p.m. First Baptist Church of Elk Grove, 8939 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove. Free to members; $3 general. (916) 686-1654.

Craft fair

Candy Cane Lane

Handmade-only boutique style craft show. Gifts and holiday decorations. Greek food and pastries for sale. 3-8 p.m. Thursday , 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday . St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 9165 Peets St., Elk Grove. Free admission. (916) 726-1672.

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