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Annual Community Garden Celebration September 16

Annual Community Garden Celebration September 16

It’s celebration time at the Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden!  Join us on September 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the garden for food, a tomato tasting and a chance to meet our partners, gardeners and other garden enthusiasts. 

The event is hosted by the Yolo County Health & Human Service Agency’s Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention Program.  All are welcome to attend and the event is free.

The community garden provides garden-based nutrition and gardening technique classes as well as community plots for residents and groups to grow fresh produce.  This year’s celebration theme is “Healthy Habits Grow Here”.  The event will include a visual representation of how the garden has helped improve the health of the Yolo County community.

RSVP is preferred, so please contact Rebecca Tryon at rebecca.tryon@yolocounty.org if you plan to attend. 

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. 

Continued Improvement in Home Values Results in Increased 2015 Assessment Roll

Continued Improvement in Home Values Results in Increased 2015 Assessment Roll

Yolo County Clerk/Recorder/Assessor Freddie Oakley has announced this year’s annual Assessment Roll increased from the 2014 total value of $21.8 billion to a current value of just over $23 billion. Improving economic factors have continued to strengthen the real estate market, attracting new residents and contributing to an overall rise in home values throughout Yolo County, resulting in a total 2015 Assessment Roll of $23,239,449,070; a 6.51% increase over the prior year. 

“Every member of my staff has been working tirelessly to efficiently handle the increased workload that accompanies the fair valuation of land, property and many other aspects of Yolo County and I could not be prouder of the end result,” said Yolo County Clerk/Recorder/Assessor Freddie Oakley.  “Preparing this year’s roll was a wonderful experience.”

Summer and Fall Gardening Class June 17

Summer and Fall Gardening Class June 17

Looking for an opportunity to learn skills and techniques that will optimize your summer and fall garden experience?  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, located in Woodland and sponsored by the Yolo County Health Services Department, will be host to a free gardening class on Wednesday, June 17, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

This class will cover important topics such as irrigation techniques that maximize water usage, tips and tricks for harvesting produce, strategies for planning fall gardens, companion planting, and more.  This class is a great opportunity for new gardeners to get important information that can contribute to the success of their fruit and vegetable gardens, and an opportunity for those with gardening experience to get questions answered and learn some new skills. 

Beginner’s Composting Class April 29

Beginner’s Composting Class April 29

Interested in learning more about how to hot compost?  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, located in Woodland and sponsored by the Yolo County Health Services Department, will host a free beginner’s composting class on Wednesday, April 29, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Composting can be a great way to utilize organic waste from your yard to enhance the success of your garden.  This class will provide the basic skills and techniques used in hot composting, an introduction to making compost tea, and instruction on how to use compost and compost tea to improve plant and soil nutrition. 

This is a hands-on class, taught by the garden assistant and expert, David Linebarger, so please be willing to roll up your sleeves and get some experience in the process.  Gloves and shoes that can get dirty are recommended.

Gardening 101 Course March 25

Gardening 101 Course March 25

Interested in learning more about how to start a garden?  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, located in Woodland and sponsored by the Yolo County Health Services Department, will be host to a free “Gardening 101” class on Wednesday, March 25, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

This class will cover gardening basics, such as how to prepare your soil for planting a summer/fall garden, strategies and techniques for deciding what to plant and were to plant it, and an introduction to a pesticide-free approach to gardening.  No gardening experience is required; only an interest in gardening.  Gloves and shoes for working in the dirt are recommended.

The class is free to all, and is taught by a Master Gardener of Yolo County.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, contact Robin Rocksvold at (530) 666-8528 or robin.rocksvold@yolocounty.org.

Advice to Grow By on March 15 at the Library

Advice to Grow By on March 15 at the Library

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes the Yolo County Master Gardeners on Sunday, March 15, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Blanchard Room to answer your questions about keeping your garden alive during this exceptional drought.

“Master Gardeners provide research-based information and assistance to home gardeners,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “Come and ask a question!”

No reservations are required.  The Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library is accessible for persons with disabilities.  Presented by the Yolo County Library, all programs are free.

For more information about this program, contact Joan Tuss at joan.tuss@yolocounty.org.  For more information about the Yolo County Library, visit: www.yolocountylibrary.org, or connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.