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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

Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Want to banish the bird? Here are five creative options, and not a turkey among them.
Text and recipes by Melissa Clark

Let's face it: Some of us are far from excited about the prospect of dining on another big bird on Thanksgiving Day. Maybe you never really liked turkey in the first place. Maybe several decades of leftovers have taken their toll. Or maybe you just want a second centerpiece to perk up your holiday table. Whatever the reason, if you're ready to try something new this season, look no further.



Read More http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/holidays/thanksgiving/nonturkey#ixzz2CnPCMQFM

Source: Melissa Clark, www.epicurious.com

Weekly Challenge: The "BAM" Series, 5 minutes a day to beautiful back and arms

Weekly Challenge: The "BAM" Series, 5 minutes a day to beautiful back and arms
2012 Weekly Challenge: BAM! (Back and Arms) It is tank top season, and nothing makes a tank top look better than toned arms and a strong back. This week's challenge will help you get both in just 5 minutes a day!

For the love of artichokes

For the love of artichokes

SACRAMENTO, CA. - My mother lives in the Monterey area and just brought me a treat: the official vegetable of Monterey County.

In case you don't know what vegetable that is, it's the artichoke. She didn't just bring me one artichoke but a bundle of them. It lead me to wondering, can we grow artichokes in Sacramento and just how good are these things for you anyway?

According to Dale Huss the vice president of artichoke production at Castroville's Ocean Mist Farms, "Artichokes are fun to grow."

Rose Classification Part I

Rose Classification Part I

Join our Historic Rose Garden Manager and Sacramento County Lifetime Master Gardener for a free workshop on antique roses at the Historic City Cemetery, “Rose Classification Part I – Old Garden Roses.”  Learn about early once-blooming Alba, Damask and Gallica roses and repeat-blooming Bourbons, Chinas, Teas and Hybrid Perpetuals, all within the Historic Rose Garden.  The two hour workshop will include a lecture, a hands-on examination of typical varieties, and a short walk through the garden looking at some of the garden's nearly 500 old and historic roses.  Parking is located across the street from the 10th Street gate.  Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and go for restoration and preservation of the roses and cemetery artifacts.  For more information, call 916.264.7839 or 916.448.0811.

"Rose Classification Part I”

Historic City Cemetery

1000 Broadway, Sacramento