Santa Rosa: Dig up gifts for green thumbs at Willowside School Nursery

The Willowside School Nursery will be selling a wide range of plants, along with many succulent arrangements Dec. 10. Organizers are calling the sale “Plants for Presents,” to pique the interest of shoppers who have plant-lovers on their list. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5299 Hall Road, Santa Rosa.


Cloverdale: Glean expert advice on creating habitat gardens for wildlife

Walt Hickey will speak about how to attract beneficial wildlife to your own back yard on Dec. 10. With a variety of specific plants and trees, you can have a host of songbirds, butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators visit your garden. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cloverdale Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale.


Santa Rosa: Find plants for fall, winter gardens at SRJC seasonal sale

Santa Rosa Junior College holds its seasonal plant sale Dec. 13, and the offerings include a wide range of plants appropriate for the fall and winter planting. They include California natives, fall and winter edibles, Mediterranean herbs, shrubs and vines, succulents and unusual drought tolerant perennials from around the globe. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lark Hall, Planetarium Way, in the Lark Greenhouse off Elliott Ave.


Healdsburg: Unleash your creativity with decorations that celebrate season

Ellyn Pelikan will speak about holiday decorations for gardeners who want to bring the outdoors inside to celebrate the season today. Pelikan will share some ideas that will appeal to gardeners eager to try some inventive tactics. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Healdsburg Library, 139 Piper St., Healdsburg.


Santa Rosa: Gain deeper understanding of soil nutrition and root systems

Take a deep dive into soil nutrition and roots today, delving into how to create the nutrients and drainage necessary for optimum growth. Many aspects will be covered, including “green” manure, composting and cover crops. Maximum class size is 30. The class fee is $71, the materials fee is $20, and the registration fee is $2. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Emeritus Hall 1518, Santa Rosa Junior College Campus, 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.