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Home and garden news, upcoming events

SONOMA COUNTY

<MC>Master Gardeners offer free workshops

<MC>The Sonoma County Master Gardeners are holding a series of free Saturday workshops and talks geared especially for the home gardener. All are held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information on the program call 565-2608 or visit sonomamastergardeners.org.<EL2>

<CF103><HS-10><CF114>Oct. 27</CF>

</CF><CF103>Supermarket Orchid Survival Class:</CF> It's easy and inexpensive to pick up a beautiful orchid for the home now. But how do you care for them? A team of master gardeners who love orchids will show you how, during a workshop at the Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma. Bring your own orchid for a personal consultation.

<CF103>Soils: Life Underground:</CF> Bonita Morgan will discuss the importance of rich, fertile soil and how to get it and maintain it, during a talk at the Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa.

<CF103>Growing Home Wine:</CF> Dennis Przybycien will talk gardeners through the basic steps of growing quality wine grapes in a talk at the Sebastopol Regional Library, 7140 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol.<EL2>

<CF103><HS-10><CF114>Nov. 3

</CF></CF><CF103>Budget Holiday Floral Designs:</CF> Master Gardener and professional floral designer Ellyn Pelikan leads a class in how to make inexpensive seasonal decorations and arrangements for your own home or as gifts. Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 100, Windsor.

<CF103>Making Your Garden More Sustainable:</CF> Master Gardener Kim Pearson leads a discussion on sustainability and why is it so important. Using an example of a small urban garden, she will suggest projects that will transform a typical garden into a more environmentally friendly and sustainable garden that can be a beautiful outdoor space. Guerneville Regional Library, 14107 Armstrong Woods Road.


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