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Smashing pumpkins add to compost class

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.
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. The Associated Press

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

Admission: Free

Details: 916-508-6025

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

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

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).

Debbie Arrington

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