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Rose Pruning Class

Rose Pruning Class

Learn everything you always wanted to know about pruning roses. The classes will be held on two Saturdays both at 9:00 a.m. Jan. 23: Repeat Blooming Roses. Jan. 30: Once-Blooming Old Garden Roses. Come to one class or both. All classes include hands-on pruning of the roses.

Drought Housing Relocation Funds Approved

Drought Housing Relocation Funds Approved

The California Department of Housing & Community Development has awarded $150,000 to Yolo County to provide relocation assistance to Yolo County residents without access to potable water as a result of the drought.

This award, from the Community Development Block Program, is part of the Drought Housing Relocation Assistance Program which was established under the governor’s drought state of emergency to assist eligible households, renters and homeowners in relocating and receiving rental assistance for 12 months in the event they lack reasonable access to potable water as a result of the drought.  The program also provides assistance with security deposits, last month’s rent and a one-time moving cost allowance.

Beginner’s Composting Class January 16

Is learning how to “go green” on your list of resolutions for 2016?  Then come to the Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden in Woodland on Saturday, January 16, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., for a free composting class sponsored by the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency Community Health Branch.

 

Composting is a great way to utilize green materials from your yard or garden and can enhance the success of your plants or crops.  This class will teach the basic skills and techniques used in “hot” composting, provide an introduction to the benefits of composting for plant nutrition, and detail how to use compost to improve your soil.  This is a hands-on class so be willing to roll up your sleeves and get some experience in the process.  Gloves and shoes that can get dirty are recommended.

 

City Offers Free Drought Workshops in October

City Offers Free  Drought Workshops in October

The City of West Sacramento and EcoLandscape California are presenting two workshops
to help homeowners make their yards drought friendly.

Workshop Date:

West Sacramento
– October 3
9 am to 12 pm

WaterSmart Irrigation – Getting the Best Yard with the Least Water

 

West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento,CA 95691... Read More

Turf (& Toilet) Rebates Now Offered in West Sacramento

Turf (& Toilet) Rebates Now Offered in West Sacramento

Turf and toilet rebates are now available for West Sacramento residents! If you’ve been waiting to tear out your lawn or replace your toilets with water-efficient models, the time is now.

California’s Dept. of Water Resources is offering the rebate programs with funding available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for a rebate application.... Read More

Skipping home inspections can be a costly mistake

Skipping home inspections can be a costly mistake

Navigating the path between the dream of home ownership and getting the keys to your dream home can feel daunting, because of the countless steps in the transaction process. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell which steps are really necessary or what purpose they serve... Read More

August 1 Garden Class: Critters and Creatures – Gardening Without Pesticides

August 1 Garden Class: Critters and Creatures – Gardening Without Pesticides

Are the critters, creatures and pests in your garden getting the best of you?  If so, this free garden class is for you!  The Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, located in Woodland and sponsored by the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency, will be host to a free gardening class on Saturday, August 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

This class will address the basics and essentials of successfully gardening without pesticides.  Topics will include how to identify beneficial and harmful insects and strategies to reduce unwanted pests, and will review the basic concepts behind the integrative pest management approach to gardening.  No gardening experience required; just a desire to learn more about how you can sustain a healthy garden without the use of harsh chemicals.