Willowside School nursery open
The student-supported nursery at Willowside School is holding a plant sale Saturday with a broad choice of ornamental landscape plants. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cash or examine only; the sale goes on rain or shine. The school is at the corner of Willowside and Hall roads in east Santa Rosa.
Talk checks out ‘Gardening with the Wild in Mind’
The Santa Rosa Garden Club will invite Michael and Alice Divernell for a free talk Monday on “Gardening with the Wild in Mind.”
The set will speak about propagation and growing and highlight less-invasive methods to deal with the land. They will talk about natural, permaculture and biodynamic practices and creek-bank riparian ecology. Michael Divernell also will describe soils with a picture discussion of different composting methods that can be scaled up or down.
Michael Divernell, who studied climatic sciences at UCLA and did graduate deal with ocean weather condition for JPL/NASA, presently works for DaVero Farms and Winery in Healdsburg as the “soil keeper.” Alice Divernell will discuss natural therapy at home with botanical extraction methods, aromatherapy, skin care and nutrition.
The talk is at 1:30 p.m. and is open to nonmembers. Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa.
Take a virtual walk through the oak woodland
Sign Up With Master Gardener April Lynch for a virtual walk amongst the Northern California native oaks throughout a totally free webinar Tuesday.
Follow Lynch’s steps through chaparral, forests and forests for up-close lessons about Sonoma County’s stunning native oak trees and shrubs. She will reveal images of microscopic oak flowers, acorns, leaves and more. Lynch has actually assembled a big collection of high-definition photographs taken control of an 11-year duration and set up in a meaningful, creative fashion. 6 to 7:30 p.m. The discussion is complimentary. Registration is required. Call 707-565-2608 or visit sonomamg.ucanr.edu to register.
Make your own rainwater harvesting system
Discover how to record rain to reuse in your garden during a free program Nov. 1 by Santa Rosa Water and Daily Acts.
Participants will see how a rain barrel system can be artistically developed and also be appealing.
The program will cover the ecological benefits of saving rainwater, how to develop a little do it yourself system to fit any space and how to use the city of Santa Rosa’s Rainwater Harvesting Refund to balance out the expense.
Registration is needed for the webinar. 5:30 to 7 p.m. If you can’t make it to the live online occasion, you can register to get a recording of it later in addition to resources to help you begin with your own system. Register at dailyacts.org.
Make something lovely with split linen
Artist Roberta Ahrens will teach a workshop Nov. 5 on the process of making digital and/or graphical collage on handmade split linen.
The workshop will explore how to use imagery, paint and gilding on cracked linen plaster on fiber medium. Each individual will finish an art panel that can be framed or turned into a treasure box or journal cover.
Participants will arrange, choose, cut and paste photographic collage and/or digital collage and draw or paint with ink, metal pens or acrylic washes straight onto the cracked linen. Individuals also can bring their own digital print styles in color or easy black copies.
All supplies are offered. The class is limited to 12 individuals. $250 per person, but there is a $20 discount rate if you bring a buddy. Evidence of COVID-19 vaccination is required. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 426 Eighth St. Petaluma. Call 707-753-1733 to register. Go to robertaahrens.com for more information.
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Learn how to create a rain garden
Daily Acts will offer a free program Nov. 2 outlining how to develop and set up a rain garden in your landscape.
Rain gardens assist recharge ground water and decrease pollution by minimizing overflow. They also supply habitat for butterflies, birds and other pollinators while making soil much healthier. And during droughts, rain gardens are an important design tool to assist conserve water.
The occasion will remain in person at the Petaluma Regional Library, however you also can tune in online. For those who go to in person, there will be a trip of the Petaluma Library Rain Garden from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The complete discussion will range from 6 to 7 p. m. 100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma.
To register for an online link and for more information, visit dailyacts.org.
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