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FULTON: Edible gardening for wine geeks

Sonoma County master gardeners today will teach people how edible gardening in containers can lead to a great crop for pizza toppings and salads. They will explain the successes of sustainability and how it can be transfered to the home. Other great lessons include water-wise gardening and smart soil tending. There will be light bites served, paired with Kendall-Jackson Estate wines. RSVP events@kj.com or 800-769-3649. The fee is $25 for wine club members and $35 for winery guests. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Garden, 5007 Fulton Road.

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GLEN ELLEN: Earth Day plant sale

Quarryhill Botanical Garden is offering rare plants for the budget-minded April 21. The garden covers 25 acres and its home to 25,000 rare and endangered plants, an ideal place to celebrate the earth. There will be activities for all ages, including face painting, arts & crafts and kids animal yoga. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Quarryhill Botanical Garden, 12841 Highway 12.

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PETALUMA: Dahlias in their finest hour

Jim Lang will teach people how to care for Dahlias April 21 at his free workshop. The master gardener has grown several thousand Dahlias over the past 30 years, serving as a judge for the past 10. He will show how to best tend to them in beds, borders and cutting gardens. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive.

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SONOMA: Tomatomania is ripe with heirloom varieties

Tomatomania, a massive plant sale featuring nothing but tomato starts, is coming to Cornerstone Sonoma April today and Sunday with nearly 150 heirloom varieties.

Organizers also will bring in 30 offerings new to the Sonoma show, including its Tomato of the Year, Madame Marmande. A highlight of the weekend will be a talk by Tomatomania producer Scott Daigre who will share pointers on how to ensure your tomato crop will be fruitful. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 23570 Arnold Dr.

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SANTA ROSA: Who knew? Those early coastal inhabitants had a green thumb

Theresa Molino will give a free presentation April 17 exploring plant remains along coastal and estuary shorelines.

As guest speaker for the Milo Baker Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, she will explain how research offers a window into the social lives of past civilizations along the coast. 7:30 p.m., Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave.

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WINDSOR: Gardens worth eating

Food gardening specialists will mentor in how to plant a spring and summer garden today, including how to transition out of a fall/winter garden. Topics cover the gamut, from soil management to plant placement. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Windsor Community Garden, 9231 Foxwood Dr.

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SANTA ROSA: Water-wise plants for sale

With plants propagated by Santa Rosa Garden Club members, this sale today offers a lineup of interesting succulents. Members will be on-hand to give insight into the drought-tolerant plants.

Proceeds support the club’s educational programs and projects, including scholarships for students majoring in horticulture at Santa Rosa Junior College. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave.

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PETALUMA: TLC for orchids

Master Gardener Ann Chambers will hold a free hands-on workshop today on how to keep supermarket-bought orchids alive and well for years. Bring your spent orchids for a consult. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cloverdale Regional Library, 410 North Cloverdale Boulevard.

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SANTA ROSA: The eclectic plant sale

Willowside School’s student-supported nursery will offer a range of plants for sale on these Saturdays: Today, May 5, May 26 and June 16.

They will include everything from low water-tolerant and drought-tolerant perennials, to California natives to succulents, grasses, salvias and other plants that attract beneficial insects, butterflies and hummingbirds. The price is $4 for 1-gallon containers. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5299 Hall Road at Willowside Road.

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OCCIDENTAL: Tours that spotlight plants in full bloom

Western Hills Garden is open Saturdays for tours and plant sales. Visitors will see the middle of the magnolia bloom and the start of rhododendrons. The garden’s small nursery has a large assortment of plants propagated from the garden for sale.

If you’re a member of the garden, you can use your free passes for the “Walk and Talks” featuring popular topics. 16250 Coleman Valley Road. westernhillsgarden.com.

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SANTA ROSA: Eating off the land?

Ann Chambers will speak about the benefits of home-grown veggies April 21. The master gardener will talk about how to save time and money by growing perennial vegetables and small fruits, which include artichokes, asparagus and berries. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd.

You can send Home and Garden news to Peg.Melnik@pressdemocrat.com. Please send items in at least three weeks in advance of an event.

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