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The Chickens of Sacramento Valley & A Giveaway!

The Chickens of Sacramento Valley & A Giveaway!

One thing I find most gardeners love? Animals ... cats, dogs, goats, squirrels, ferrets, bunnies, birds. But, while we love our dogs and cats, it seems the chicken is the up and coming fancy pet of the urban gardener!

Volunteers needed to Transform Grant High: July 24-27

Volunteers needed to Transform Grant High: July 24-27

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is looking for 250 volunteers during the week of July 24-27 to participate in their largest planting event of the year.

This summer, Grant High is undertaking a massive makeover. For years students have walked along the barren pathway that connects Grant High School main campus to the West Campus.  During warm months it's a sweltering trek and during wet months a long dash for shelter.  During the week of July 24th-27th all of that will change with a massive overhaul and planting party.

The project was conceived and planned by students from the GEO Environmental Science and Design Academy at Grant High School working in partnership with UC Davis Landscape Architecture students.  Their plan includes replacing asphalt with permeable pavement and installing vegetated bioswales to recharge groundwater and filter storm water run-off.

Governor’s Mansion Presents “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair” May 18

Governor’s Mansion Presents “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair” May 18

The California State Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation in cooperation with the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present a special fundraising event titled “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair at the Mansion” on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The celebratory evening event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m.

La-Z-Boy Hosts Free "7 Layers of Design" Seminars

La-Z-Boy Hosts Free "7 Layers of Design" Seminars

Learn why the number seven is the magic number in interior design!  Don’t miss a special -- and complimentary -- Design Seminar “The 7 Layers of Design” on Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. to learn from talented local La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries designers who can demonstrate how to use the concept to transform the shell of any room into the haven of your dreams.  

The Design Seminar is happening at two locations simultaneously -- in Sacramento at 2248 Watt Avenue and in Roseville at 396 N. Sunrise. This fun and inspiring seminar will explore wall and floor options, room planning and furniture selection, color and fabric choices and how to add the finishing touches with lamps, artwork and accessories!

For more information, visit http://www.la-z-boy.com/sacramento.

 

Weekly Challenge: Making your "Fitness Appointments"

Weekly Challenge: Making your "Fitness Appointments"

 

Tree Pruning Clinic

Tree Pruning Clinic

Learn how to help your trees develop good structure and form.  A variety of pruning tools will be presented and discussed. There will be a walkabout on library grounds to look at tree structure and pruning. The tree pruning clinic is presented by the Sacramento Tree Foundation in partnership with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The clinics are free, but please register at www.sactree.com/events.

Saturday, January 5, 2013, 11:00 to 12:30

Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, Ca 95624

Tree Pruning Clinic

Tree Pruning Clinic

Learn how to help your trees develop good structure and form.  A variety of pruning tools will be presented and discussed. There will be a walkabout on library grounds to look at tree structure and pruning. The tree pruning clinic is presented by the Sacramento Tree Foundation in partnership with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The clinics are free, but please register at www.sactree.com/events.

Saturday, January 5, 2013, 2:00 to 3:30

Arden-Dimick Library

891 Watt Ave (at Northrop Ave)

Sacramento, CA 95821