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The Week Ahead: Admire African violets, stroll through history

African violets will be featured at the McKinley Park Shepard Garden and Art Center’s annual Delta Gesneriad and African Violet Society’s show and sale Saturday, Sept. 12.
African violets will be featured at the McKinley Park Shepard Garden and Art Center’s annual Delta Gesneriad and African Violet Society’s show and sale Saturday, Sept. 12. Sacramento Bee file

Delta Gesneriad & African Violet Society show and sale

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

When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12-13

Admission: Free

Details: 916-808-8800, www.sacviolets.org

Find hundreds of violets and their gesneriad cousins in bloom at this spectacular show. Take some home, too. More than 1,000 violets plus other indoor plants will be offered for sale, along with handmade self-watering pots and supplies.

27th annual Woodland Stroll Through History

Where: Start at Second and Main streets, Woodland

When: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12

Admission: $30 (open home tour); $15 (bus tour); free (guided walking and bike tours)

Details: www.strollthroughhistory.com

Woodland’s signature community event, this tour highlights the community’s unique architecture and history. Six vintage houses and a prize-winning rose garden will be featured on the main home tour. In addition, choose from 10 guided walking tours, two bicycle tours or two air-conditioned bus tours. Homes are open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Compost seminars

Where: Wild Rose Park Community Garden (Natomas), 5200 Kankakee Drive, Sacramento

When: 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12

Admission: Free

Details: www.facebook.com/SacRecycle, www.sacrecycle.org

Two one-hour sessions are offered of this popular seminar. Learn how to make garden gold – just in time for fall leaf season. Sacramento residents who attend may purchase a GeoBin compost bin for $10. Additional seminars are planned for Oct. 3 at Southside Community Garden and Nov. 7 at Fremont Community Garden.

Debbie Arrington

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