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May 2018

Wakamatsu Giving Garden Work Day

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, May 19th from 9am- 1pm The Giving Garden is a part of the historic Wakamatsu farm where volunteers assist in seasonal plantings, weed management, mulch application, fruit tree pruning, crop and orchard fertilizing, seed germination, plant propagation as well as fruit and veggie harvesting. During the winter we aim to plant cover crops to protect our precious soils from wind and rain erosion. Along with the Giving Garden, a greenhouse, plant nursery and California native plant demonstration garden is…

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Thermophilic Composting: Turning Yard and Kitchen Waste into Black Gold – Part 3 of 3

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$15 - $20

  Sunday, May 20th 2-4pm Thermophilic composting is used to rid compost of human pathogens, plant diseases, and weed seeds. The best part is you can gather most, if not all, of the ingredients from your kitchen and backyard waste. This class covers what thermophilic composting is, ingredients used in a compost pile, and methods used to create healthy compost.  Help create a compost pile at the Farm using materials already at the Farm. Our instructor Branden Irvine is a Certified…

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Acorn Creek Trail Work Day

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the American River Conservancy at Acorn Creek near Salmon Falls Ranch for a day of trail work as we continue to smooth out and maintain the trail. Wednesday, May 23rd from 9am-1pm with breaks for lunch, snacks and water. Please bring a pair of work/garden gloves, a full water bottle and your lunch. We will also be continuing planting and doing some weeding in the planted areas near the parking lot. We anticipate opening this new multi-use public trail and…

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