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When and How to Report Water Waste

When and How to Report Water Waste

We’ve all witnessed water abuse: broken sprinklers flooding a sidewalk, sprinklers spraying on rainy days, hoses left running.  With the state of California in its third year of drought the City needs your help in eliminating water waste.  Water waste is defined as the following:... Read More

  • Causing or permitting excessive water to discharge, flow, or run to waste into any gutter, sanitary sewer, water course, or storm drain, or to any adjacent property, from any tap, hose faucet, pipe, sprinkler, or nozzle. In the case of irrigation, “discharge,” “flow,” or “run to waste” means that the earth intended to be irrigated has been saturated with water to the point that excess water flows over the earth to waste.
  • Allowing water fixtures or heating or cooling devices to leak or discharge excessively.

August 2 Fall Gardening Class at the Community Garden

August 2 Fall Gardening Class at the Community Garden

Attention Yolo County gardeners and garden enthusiasts!  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Community Garden is hosting a free “Gardening 101: soil, water and fall planting” class on Saturday, August 2, at 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the garden adjacent to 137 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

This class, taught by the David Linebarger, garden intern and graduate from the UC Davis sustainable agriculture department, will help participants understand the basics of creating good soil, watering techniques that help conserve water and maximize benefit to the plants, and how to prepare for planting their fall crops.  No gardening experience is necessary and all are welcome to attend.  Participants will also have an opportunity to harvest fresh produce being grown in the demonstration area of the garden.

Sources + Details for Blake's Boho Beachy and Bold Bedroom Makeover

Sources + Details for Blake's Boho Beachy and Bold Bedroom Makeover

I'm still playing catchup big time. But the sources for Blake's boho and beachy but boyish room are something I am excited to share with you all, mainly because I shopped many of them from around my own home, from craigslist and thrifty spots, but also because all of the new items I purchased for this space were so budget friendly that they are entirely affordable for real people on real world budgets. You may remember my rant about that here. Well, I live the dream my friends... or I should say I walk the walk perhaps, because I shopped for this space with a non-existent budget. That is when creativity kicks in though, am I right?... Read More

May & June Gardening Classes at Community Garden

May & June Gardening Classes at Community Garden

Want to expand your knowledge of gardening?  The Hannah and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, sponsored by the Yolo County Health Department, is holding four free gardening classes in May and June.  Hosted by the Yolo County Master Gardeners and Tuleyome’s Home Place Adventures Program, these events will be held at the community garden adjacent to the Bauer Building at 137 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

On Saturday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m., join Master Gardener Barbara Ohlendorf for a presentation on Integrated Pest Management. Barbara will cover the basic principles, importance of beneficial insects and how to preserve them, least toxic insecticides, top 10 garden pests and nontoxic controls, and pests to be on the lookout for in the garden.

Old City Cemetery Event - "What's Blooming?"

Old City Cemetery Event - "What's Blooming?"

Come to the Old City Cemetery to see what's blooming on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Visit the Hamilton Square Garden in the Old City Cemetery for a look at early perennials, which thrive in the Sacramento Valley. Rain cancels.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Assemble in the cemetery in the front parking lot. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation projects. For more information call, 916 455-8166.

"Deadheading at Dusk" at the Old City Cemetery

"Deadheading at Dusk" at the Old City Cemetery

Come join us in the beautiful Old City Cemetery’s Historic Rose Garden for an early evening hands-on event on Monday, May 5th @ 6:30 pm. We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in our treasured Historic Rose Garden.

Tools and training will be provided and light refreshments will be served.

Workshops are free, however, donations are appreciated and go towards the restoration and preservation of the roses and cemetery artifacts.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.

Old City Cemetery Tour - Romance & Roses

Old City Cemetery Tour - Romance & Roses

Costumed docents will tell romantic tales about the roses, love found in the wagon trains and early pioneer days, and love lost on Saturday, April 19th at 6:30pm - 8:00,

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance.  Admission is $5.00 which benefits cemetery preservation projects. For more information, call 916-264-7839 or 916-448-0811 or visit our website at www.cemeteryrose.org

The mission of the OCCC is to join hands with the community to restore, beautify, preserve, and protect the Historic City Cemetery, while maintaining access by descendants of the deceased, and to provide educational services to all visitors to the Historic City Cemetery of Sacramento.