After a summer break, it's time to start digging in the soil again. The Sonoma County Jail Industries is holding a plant sale Sept. 7 to help gardeners get a start on the fall season.
California natives, succulents, perennials, shrubs, vines, groundcovers, fruit and ornamental trees will be available for sale, and 10 Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.
All plants are grown by inmates in their own 22 greenhouses using only compost and no fertilizer or pesticides.
Sale-goers are encouraged to bring their own cart or wagon. For more information and a plant list, visit scoe.org/jailindustries or call Rick Stern at 525-8310. The nursery and demonstration gardens are at 2254 Ordinance Road, Santa Rosa.
SANTA ROSA: SRJC offers 2-day course on Wright
He has been declared "the greatest American architect of all time" by the American Institute of Architects.
But Frank Lloyd Wright, who died 54 years ago, was also a fascinating character study, a genius rooted not just in a commitment to aesthetics or good design, but also based on deep philosophical principles.
"His radical and dramatic life changed our society and our architecture," says Mark Perry, an architect and architectural historian who will teach a two-day course on "Frank Lloyd Wright: Man Myth and Architecture," Sept. 25 and 26 at Santa Rosa Junior College.
The community education class will be held two evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 in Room 4245 of the Frank P. Doyle Library on campus. Registration is through SRJC's Community Education. For information email email@example.com.
SANTA ROSA: Add bulbs to your container gardens
Lear how to dress up your planting containers with bulbs during a lecture Sept. 11 at Luther Burbank Home and Gardens.
Susan Hatch, a manager at Santa Rosa's King's Nursery, will give tips on what type of plants and bulbs work well together in containers. She will also cover soil and fertilizers. The talk is from 7 to 8 p.m. in The Carriage House. Cost is $10. To reserve a spot visit lutherburbank.org or call 524-5445. The Burbank home is at the corner of Sonoma and Santa Rosa avenues.
SANTA ROSA: Redwood Stitchers show off handiwork
The Redwood Stitchers host their fourth annual open house Sept. 11 featuring an exhibit of members' needlework.
Featured will be everything from beading, bargello and cross-stitch to needlepoint, Hardanger, huck embroidery and temari. Visitors can also view examples of the club's community outreach projects, which range from hand-stitched bookmarks for local schools to colorful pillowcases for the YWCA Safe House.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa.
The Redwood Stitchers is a chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America. For information call 544-8016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SANTA ROSA: Willowside School hosts fall plant sales
Bargain plants are up for grabs at the Willowside School fall plant sales on Sept. 7 and 28.
The student-run nursery will have perennials, roses, grasses, Japanese and Trident maples, deodar cedars, redwoods and cypress as well as a multitude of succulents, bonsai crabapple, Chinese quince and elm trees. Pack home a 3- to 6-foot red/yellow magnolia for $25 to $40.