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Lectures/WorkshopsSaving Water in Your Landscape
Contra Costa Master Gardeners will expertly guide the audience through a variety of practices that will help homeowners conserve water in their landscape. Learn about irrigation methods, plant selection and placement, water gardening and rainwater harvesting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Danville Library. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, Mt. Diablo Room, 400 Front St., Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsThe Squeeze on Citrus
Contra Costa Master Gardeners Molly Wendt and Sierra Higgins will teach you how to select and buy healthy trees; best methods for planting, watering, and feeding new and existing trees; as well as pruning and protecting trees from environmental hazards, pests, and disease. The class will be from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the San Ramon Library. Call 973-2850. San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon.
Lectures/WorkshopsWidows/Widowers Grief Recovery
Have you or someone you know experienced the death of a spouse recently or within the last few years? Find hope, support and successful ways to process this significant life event with these workshops, from 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 16ľNov. 18 at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church in Lafayette. Registration is required. Workbook is $15. Contact Bev Fellows at 949-7628 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive, Lafayette.
Lectures/WorkshopsSucculent Centerpieces for the Holidays
Join The Ruth Bancroft Garden for some holiday cheer on Saturday, Nov. 22. This demonstration-based course will show you how to incorporate succulents and garden cuttings into centerpieces. Learn important design concepts and what materials to use for a long-lasting arrangement. Cost is $25. Contact Sophie Vidal at Sophie@ruthbancroftgarden.org. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek.
Lectures/WorkshopsBasic 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.
Lectures/WorkshopsStarting 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.
Lectures/WorkshopsSeed 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.
Lectures/WorkshopsGardening 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 .
Lectures/WorkshopsRuth 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.