Week ahead: Learn about bare-root fruit trees

Published: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 - 12:00 am

• BARE-ROOT FRUIT TREES WORKSHOPS

Where: Green Acres, 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; 8501 Jackson Highway, Sacramento; and 205 Serpa Way, Folsom

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

Now is the time to plant bare-root fruit trees such as apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, fig and many more. One of a weekly series, this workshop covers varieties that grow best in our area, planting instructions and tips on care. Next Saturday, catch lessons on growing vegetables from seed.

• OPEN GARDEN WITH MASTER GARDENERS

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

When: 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 22

Admission: Free

Details: ucanr.edu/sacmg, (916) 875-6913

Join the UC master gardeners – rain or shine – as they demonstrate grafting as well as pruning techniques for ornamental grasses, perennials, grapes and berries. Got a garden problem or pest? Bring a sample (in a closed plastic bag) for evaluation.

• WORM WORKSHOP

Where: Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville

When: 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 22

Admission: Free

Details: http://ceeldorado.ucanr.edu, (530) 621-5502

El Dorado County master gardeners present everything you need to know about worms and vermicomposting. Learn how to turn kitchen waste into garden gold with these hungry critters.

• AFRICANAMERICAN HISTORY TOUR

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 22

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 448-0811

In honor of Black History Month, this tour pays tribute to African Americans who made Sacramento their home.

– Debbie Arrington



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