The art of pressing flowers and more home and garden events in Sonoma County
To help people revive their landscape after the wildfires, the Russian River Watershed Association will host a free replanting workshop on Feb. 6
Industry officials will host the 5th biennial Russian River-Friendly Landscaping event to share advice on how to best restore the region with a whole systems approach.
7 a.m. to 12 p.m., with doors opening at 7 a.m., City of Santa Rosa’s Utility Field Office, 35 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa, rrwatershed.org, 707-508-3670.
New showroom for technicureans
LG Electronics USA is playing to a new a generation of “Technicureans” –– cooks who are passionate about food and innovation –– with a first-of-its-kind facility in Napa. The company is showcasing the built-in luxury “Signature Kitchen Suite,” where culinary expertise meets technological prowess. This design is the centerpiece of the 23,000-square-foot facility in Napa. Another key feature of the design center is the “AI Lifestyle Zone,” which highlights how artificial intelligence can improve home smarts. 650 Airpark Road, Napa, signaturekitchensuite.com.
If you have a fruit tree that needs a trim, Sonoma Mission Gardens is offering a free class Saturday to help you make it thrive. You’ll see a demonstration of best pruning and cultivation techniques. RSVP to reserve a spot. While free, the clinic is limited to 30 participants. 10 a.m., Sonoma Mission Gardens, 851 Craig Ave., Sonoma, sonomamissiongardens.com, 707-938-5775.
Fresh-pressed flowers workshop
Local gardener Jan Lochner will share the art of pressing flowers Feb. 3. The materials will be included in the $35 fee and crafts will include bookmarks, cards and refrigerator magnets. Pre-registration is required. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, lagunafoundation.org., 707-527-9277.
Colossal cuttings and plant exchange
The California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG) will have more than 500 varieties of common, rare and experimental scions and fruit plants to pick from during their annual scion exchange on Saturday. Some cuttings available can be planted directly in the ground and don’t need to be grafted. If your fruit trees were victims of the firestorm, you can get advice for how to revive the root system. There’s a $5 admission fee. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa, crfg-redwood.org.
Harmon House’s Elevated Talks
The environmentally chic retreat Harmon House launches its new series Saturday — a public forum to discuss art, architecture and design. The talks will be in Merritt Hall, the property’s rooftop event space. The inaugural event — “Artists and Architects: the Potential of Place” –– will feature five regional artists and architects who have ties to Healdsburg. They will be sharing their work while discussing the interplay between art and architecture. Tickets are $100 per person and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to support programs at Healdsburg Center for the Arts. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Harmon Guest House, 227 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, harmonguesthouse.com, 707-431-8220.
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