Compost class and pumpkin smash
Where: Fremont Community Garden, 14th and Q streets, Sacramento
When: 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7; pumpkin smash follows
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The city of Sacramento offers this seminar twice in one morning with tips on how to make “garden gold,” work with worms and set up a rain barrel. For added fun, bring those old jack-o’-lanterns for a pumpkin smash (and compost fodder). Compost bins ($10) will be available for sale to Sacramento residents.
Holiday arrangements workshop
Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: Noon Saturday, Nov. 7
Details: 916-922-4769, www.exoticplantsltd.com
Learn how to create beautiful flower arrangements for holiday entertaining and gifts. Call ahead to reserve a seat.
Walk with Warren
Where: Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis
When: Noon Wednesday, Nov. 11
Details: 530-752-4880, arboretum.ucdavis.edu
Join storyteller and pun-loving guide Warren Roberts, the arboretum’s superintendent emeritus, for an exploration of the UC Davis Arboretum’s west-end gardens. One-hour parking is available along Garrod Drive near the gazebo, or in Vet Med Visitor Parking Lot 55 ($9 daily pass required).