Create a vineyard in your backyard
Learn how to create your own tiny vineyard right on your own property during a free workshop on Feb. 10. Diane Kenworthy, a professional grape grower for nearly four decades, will talk about the virtues of growing both table and wine grapes. She has been a Master Gardener since 2011, and is a co-leader of the group’s team of Integrated Pest Management Specialists. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Held at the Harvest for the Hungry Garden, 1717 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa, behind the United Methodist Church.
Got a home orchard in disarray?
Sonoma Mission Gardens will conduct a free fruit tree pruning clinic on Feb. 3. It will cover best pruning practices and cultivation techniques for your home orchard. Reservations are encouraged because class size is limited to 30. All attendees will get a free gift. 10 a.m., Sonoma Mission Gardens, 851 Craig Ave.
Is your garden toxic?
A free workshop on Feb. 10 will focus on how to manage garden pests in more eco-friendly ways. Sonoma County Master Gardeners will offer demonstrations and displays on the use of drip irrigation, composting, beneficial insects and less toxic pesticides. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd. For information visit sonomamg.ucanr.edu.
Does your native oak need a check up?
Master Gardener April Lynch will talk about tending native oaks during a free talk Feb. 10 at the Sebastopol Library. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 7140 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol.
Don’t let your weeds run wild
Sonoma County Master Gardener DJ DeProspero will give a free talk on weed management Feb. 10 for those who want to keep their gardens weed-free. The talk will cover options that require toxic substances. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rohnert Park/Cotati Library, 6250 Lynne Conde Way.
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