SONOMA: Find treats for treasure hunters
Members of the Sonoma Valley Historical Society have been digging through attics, basements, closets and garages to find treats for decorating your kitchen and dining rooms.
Their finds will be sold from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 just outside the Deport Park Museum, 270 First St. W. just down from the plaza.
Treasure-hunters can peruse among china, pottery, utensils, small appliances, bowls, dishes, cookware, handmade aprons, linens, candles,
cookbooks and more.
The “Kitchen Tricks and Treats” sale in a benefit to support the volunteer-run Depot Park Museum.
The sale is held in conjunction with one of the museum’s most ambitious exhibits, “Before the Vine.” The display tells Sonoma Valley’s culinary and agricultural story with insights into local farms, ranches, growers and food producers dating back 100 years.
The exhibit includes many items from the collection of Kathleen Thompson Hill, a food writer and collector of vintage and antique kitchen tools.
For more information call 938-1762.
PETALUMA: Plant your own home herb garden
Master Gardener Janet Barocco will demonstrate how to plant a home herb garden that will be a living “pantry” of flavor to enhance meals, beverages and desserts on Oct. 25 at The Petaluma Regional Library.
The free workshop will cover the basics of cultivating, using and preserving culinary herbs and edible flowers. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 100 Fairgrounds Dr.
For information, call 565-2608 or sonomamastergardeners.org.
SANTA ROSA: Water saving tips
An expert in water efficient landscaping and rainwater harvesting will give an update on the drought and ways to save water during the Oct. 27 meeting of the Santa Rosa Garden Club.
Randy Barron, who managers water-related programs for the city of Santa Rosa, will also talk about various incentives and informational programs available to consumers.
Barron oversees the Residential Audit program, The Single Family Residence Landscape policy, The Green Exchange and Rainwater Harvesting rebate programs and the city’s Waste Water program.
He is a certified landscape irrigation auditor, Qualified Water-Efficient Landscaper and accredited Rainwater Harvesting Professional.
The meeting, open to non-members, is at 1 p.m. at The Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa.
For information call 537-6885 or email email@example.com.
SANTA ROSA: Learn about water conservation
Water conservation is slowly becoming a way of life in Sonoma County with each new drought.
Master Gardener and Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper Susan Foley will discuss ways to act now, including prioritizing if water demands out-pace supply and how to create climate-appropriate gardens that will survive in a drought.
The 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. workshop is free and will be held Oct. 25 at the Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa.
For information, call 565-2608 or visit sonomamastergardeners.org.
SONOMA VALLEY: Avoiding injuries while gardening
However benign a hobby it may seem, gardening is fraught with potential hazards.
Master gardener and occupational nurse Lois Temple will lead a free workshop Oct. 18 at the Sonoma Valley Library on how to avoid injuries and illness while working in the yard.
Temple will focus on common injuries from power tools, hand tools, tripping and falling. Other threats she will help you avoid are thorns, cuts, repetitive strain, stings, bites, Lyme disease, West Nile Virus, Legionnaire’s disease, common poisonous plants and dehydration. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 755 W. Napa St., Sonoma.