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Rural residents with dry wells could benefit from relocation funds

Rural residents with dry wells could benefit from relocation funds

The California Department of Housing & Community Development has awarded $150,000 from the Community Development Block Grant program to Yolo County to assist those lacking access to potable water as a result of the drought.

The Drought Housing Relocation Assistance program was established under the governor’s drought state of emergency for the purpose of allowing eligible households, renters and homeowners to relocate and receive rental assistance for 12 months due to lack of 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.

The Yolo County Office of Emergency Services, which is responsible for the planning, preparation and coordination of large-scale emergencies throughout the county, oversees the program, as well as managing all groundwater/dry well issues for Yolo County.

Pollination sensation

Pollination sensation

Summertime is peak pollinator season as hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects are out in full force gathering pollen and nectar for their nests. California native plants in particular provide an excellent, high-nutrient source of food for not just the European honeybees but for our native birds and pollinators. Join our tour in the California Native Plant Demonstration Garden and learn how to garden for pollinators with our resilient, drought-tolerant summer blooming natives that continue to bring beauty into the garden even during the hottest months of the year. Sunday, June 26, 2016 10:00 a.m. Sacramento Old City Cemetery.

Deadheading at Daybreak

Deadheading at Daybreak

We will teach you how to deadhead spent blooms from the rosebushes and how tidying up the garden encourages repeat blooming of the roses in the Historic Rose Garden. Late risers welcome! If possible bring your own gloves and tools, but we will also provide tools if you need them. Light refreshments of coffee and pastries will be served. Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. Sacramento Historic Cemetery 1000 Broadway.

California Perfume in the Garden

California Perfume in the Garden

Brush by aromatic sages, sagebrushes, mints, mugworts, and more and be taken back in time to early California. Enjoy a sensory experience of scent, taste, and touch while learning about the many uses and habitat values of these fragrant plants of California. Visitors will be able to take home a baby sage while supplies last. Bring your curiosity and enjoy a wonderfully scented morning in the California Native Plant Demonstration Garden in Sacramento’s oldest cemetery. Free street parking is available on surrounding streets, with limited parking within the cemetery.

Old Garden Rose Class

Old Garden Rose Class

Join Rosarians Anita Clevenger, Bill Harp, and others for a fascinating lecture on old garden roses and tour of the rose garden. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10:00a-12:30p. The class is free but donations are gratefully accepted and help support rose garden operations. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento.

Open Gardens

Open Gardens

Come join us for the sale of rare heritage roses and rose-related items, garden and history tours, and silent auction.

Saturday, April 9th from 9:30a-2:00p

Sacramento Old City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway

Be Our Guest: Garden of Excellence Award

Be Our Guest: Garden of Excellence Award

You are cordially invited to the dedication of the Rose Garden's 2015 Garden of Excellence Award from the World Federation of Rose Societies. The ceremony will take place Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. and will include a garden tour and refreshments.

Come enjoy the Rose Garden, a Sacramento treasure created and maintained by volunteers - it contains nearly 500 antique and old garden roses found in sites throughout northern California.