The man known as the "soil sommelier," whose mantra is "compost, compost and mulch, mulch," will get gardeners thinking in new ways about the ground beneath their feet during a series of upcoming talks.
Stephen Andrews will deliver a "State of Our Soils" address before the Santa Rosa Garden Club at 1 p.m. March 24, incorporating scientific research, practical wisdom and humor.
On Tuesday, March 18, he will explore the topic, "Drought, Soil and Your Backyard: Making Every Drop Count" during a 7:30 p.m. talk before the local chapter of The California Native Plant Society.
Both meetings are open to nonmembers at no charge and will be held at the Luther Burbank Art &amp; Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa.
For Garden Club information, call 537-6885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Visit <a href="http://milobaker.cnps" target="_blank">milobaker.cnps</a>.org for more information about the Milo Baker chapter of the California Native Plant Society.
<strong>SANTA ROSA: It's Home &amp; Garden Show weekend</strong>
The Sonoma County Home &amp; Garden Show takes over the fairgrounds this weekend, with a huge array of exhibitors offering products and services to spruce up your home and landscape.
The show, which opens at noon Friday, March 14, continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16.
Admission is $7; kids under 13 are free. Seniors get in for $4 on Friday. For more information and details about participating vendors and attractions, visit <a href="http://sonomacountyhomeshows.com" target="_blank">sonomacountyhomeshows.com</a>. 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa.