Where art and gardens meet
The 17th annual Art & Garden Festival takes place July 8 and the event makes for a great family outing. There will be gardeners, artisans, live music and local wineries, breweries and restaurants. The event is free, but you have to purchase a tasting package to partake in wine, craft beer, cocktails and food tasting. There will be 145 booths of unique, handmade items. Experts will be on hand from the Petaluma Garden Club and the Sonoma County Master Gardeners to answer gardening questions. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 210 Lakeville St, Petaluma, petalumadowntown.com, 707-762-9348.
Class on preserving good
The Sebastopol Garden Center is hosting a food preservation class July 12 with Wendy Krupnick as the instructor. Lessons include how to make your own jam and jelly, as well as freeze, can, pickle and dry berries, fruits and vegetables. Krupnick, who teaches at the Santa Rosa Junior College, has an unfussy approach to food preservation. She keeps a year-round garden and has preserved food for her own use and to give as gifts. The class is free and the preservation supplies are available at a discount after the class. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 660 Gravenstein Hwy. N.; 707-823-7688.