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OCCIDENTAL: Learn ways to manage water usage

Learn how to smartly manage the water on your own property during a 3-hour outdoor seminar Aug. 5 at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center.

Participants will learn how to prevent erosion problems, turn stormwater and graywater into a benefit and how to safely harvest and store high quality water from your roof. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $35. 15290 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental. 874-1557 ext. 101 or oaec.org.

SEBASTOPOL: Fuchsia Society annual plant sale slated

Bring home some beautiful fuchsias to brighten your world at the Sebastopol Fuchsia Society's annual plant sale in Sebastopol today.

All of the plants are grown by members of the society. Look for hanging baskets and uprights in a variety of colors.

It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until all plants are gone, at the Sebastopol Senior Center, 167 N. High St., next to the Sebastopol Library.

For information, call Edwina Sauers at 838-9429.

COTATI: Seminar on using beneficial insects

The last in a series of seminars on enlisting beneficial insects to make your garden more beautiful is slated for Aug. 9 at Sonoma State University.

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