Home and Garden: Fall Home Show returns to fairgrounds

The Sonoma County Fall Home Show returns to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds this weekend with ideas to help you freshen up the old homestead. Contractors, building suppliers, landscapers, vendors featuring flooring, furniture, windows and window treatments, not to mention suppliers and builders of new roofing, decks and gutter systems, will be on hand to help people get started on their home improvement projects. The event, which began Friday, continues today and Sunday, running in tandem with the Redwood Empire Train Show, the largest north of San Francisco, featuring model railways and steam engines. Admission to both shows is $7. Children under 12 are free. Bring a can or box of food for the Redwood Empire Food Bank for $2 off admission. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa.


<strong>K-J tomato fest coming Sept. 28:</strong> Everyone's favorite fruit is the star of the 17th annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival on Sept. 28. The event is a chance to see and sample more than 175 heritage varieties of tomatoes grown in the winery's expanded culinary gardens. Garden tours, wine and food pairings, garden seminars, tomato-inspired creations by Executive Chef Justin Wangler and a Chef's Challenge with 50 Bay Area chefs competing to create the best tomato-centric bites, round out the day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $90 at kj.com. 5007 Fulton Road, Fulton.

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<strong>Organic theme at SR Garden Club</strong>: David Perkins, a lifelong organic gardener and accredited Organic Land Practitioner, will talk about Organic Land Care Management at the meeting Monday of the Santa Rosa Garden Club. Perkins is knowledgable about biodynamics and permaculture and advocates Integrated Pest Management as a solution for protecting local watersheds like the Laguna de Santa Rosa. The meeting is free and open to the public. 1:30 p.m. 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa. 537-6885 or email gardenclubevents@yahoo.com.

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