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The Future of Inequality
Join a discussion of growing inequality, its causes, its impact, and the policies to reduece it from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek. Based on the recent best selling book by Thomas Piketty, "Capital in the 21st Century." Call 426-1226. Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek.
 

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Basic Propagation for the Home Gardener
Learn to create new plants from seeds, cutting, bulbs, and other plant parts. Kathy Echols, horticulture instructor emeritus of Diablo Valley College, will teach the basic principles and practices from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29 at the San Ramon Library. Call 973-2850 or go to ccclib.org/locations/sanramon.html. San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon.
 

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Starting a Summer Vegetable Garden
Brad Miller of Contra Costa Master Gardeners will describe methods for creating a healthy summer vegetable garden: soil prep, seeds or transplants, planting times, crop selection and more. He will also describe biointensive practices that increase yield and reduce use of water, fertilizer, and space. The class will be from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 at the San Ramon Library. Call 973-2850. San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon.
 

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Seed Saving for Vegetables
Contra Costa Master Gardener Trish Clifford will teach how to grow vegetables and save seeds for next year's crop from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 at the San Ramon Library. Seed saving enables self-sufficiency and provides access to locally-adapted seeds. Call 973-2850. San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon.
 

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Gardening in Containers and Small Spaces
Terry Lippert of Contra Costa Master Gardeners will inspire you to grow your own produce even with limited space. She will cover building and preparing raised beds, conventional to unique containers, and espalier fruit trees, from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 at the San Ramon Library. Free plant exchange follows. Call 973-2850. San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon .
 

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Ruth Bancroft Garden: Drought Tolerant Plants
Hear from experts at this Walnut Creek public garden renowned for exceptional design with water-conserving plants in a natural setting. Learn about cacti and succulents and other water-wise plants that do well in our Mediterranean climate. Bancroft-propagated plants will be for sale. The event will be from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 at the San Ramon Library. Call 973-2850. San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon.