Thursday, August 23, 2018

Sunday August 26th from 8 am to Noon:
Sacramento's Organic Advocate, Steven Zien with Living Resources Company will will be a guest on Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows from 8:00 am to 10 am on 1530 KFBK and from 10 am to noon on 650 KSTE. Fred and Steve plan to discuss getting your garden ready for fall soil renovation, changes in popular pesticide formulations you may not know about and much much more. You will not want to miss it. Got a garden or growing problem or question? Call in and we will do our best to answer your inquiry. As always listeners will have a chance to win a valuable prize just by answering the Garden Grappler. If you can't listen live over the airwaves, both programs will also be available streaming live on your favorite electronic device or later after the shows as a podcast. Links to the broadcast can be found at the Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows webpage.


Sunday September 9th from 8 am to Noon:
Sacramento's Organic Advocate, Steven Zien with Living Resources Company will will be a guest on Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows from 8:00 am to 10 am on 1530 KFBK and from 10 am to noon on 650 KSTE. Fred and Steve plan to discuss battling the garden pests of late summer among other timely topics. You will not want to miss it. Got a garden or growing problem or question? Call in and we will do our best to answer your inquiry. As always listeners will have a chance to win a valuable prize just by answering the Garden Grappler. If you can't listen live over the airwaves, both programs will also be available streaming live on your favorite electronic device or later after the shows as a podcast. Links to the broadcast can be found at the Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows webpage.


Friday September 14th at approximately 11:00 am:
Sacramento's Organic Advocate, Steven Zien with Living Resources Company will be taking his dirty road show up the hill to Colfax. "It Is All About Our Soil" Steve's always popular presentation about terra firma will be part of the Colfax Garden Club's monthly meeting at the Sierra Vista Community Club, 55 School Street, in beautiful Colfax, California. Attend and you will discover the many benefits of a healthy Soil Food Web and how you can mange it to create healthy drought and pest resistant plants! Should be fun! Come join in and discover all the dirt about health soil. This presentation is rated E for entertaining and educational and is for everybody who likes plants.

Thursday September 20th from 8 am to 5 pm:
The first of three modules of the River-Friendly Green Gardener Training Program For Horticultural Professionals offered by EcoLandscape California/ReScape California will cover Building & Maintaining Healthy Soil as well as Turf Care. A healthy living soil is the key to beautiful, drought and pest resistant landscapes. Explore the wonders of Soil Food Web, how it works with your plants and techniques to encourage the assistance of this diverse population of plant friendlies. Unearth what fertilizers will encourage a healthy and diverse Soil Food Web as well as what fertilizers you need to avoid and why. Realize the differences between mulch and compost and how to best utilize each.
Soils expert and organic horticultural professional Steven Zien with Living Resources Company will educate and entertain you for much of the day with his Introduction to Soil Science and Fertilizer and Turf Care programs. 
This first Green Gardener Training Module is a must for any horticultural professional with the desire to improve their skills, maximize their time and labor efficiency, increase profits and stay ahead of the competition, all while providing superior, environmentally friendly horticultural services to your clients. With a fee of only $65 ($55 for EcoLandscape California members) a day of expert instruction (with all course materials included) you cannot afford to miss this unique educational opportunity. The class will be held at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA.
For more information and to register go to the ReScape California events calendar webpage  (where you can also learn about Modules 2 and 3) or email: teresa@rescapeca.org. Space is limited so register early.  



Thursday October 4th from 8 am to 5 pm:
The second of three modules of the River-Friendly Green Gardener Training Program For Horticultural Professionals offered by EcoLandscape California/ReScape California will cover Mastering Efficient Irrigation. Learn how to achieve water efficiency through deign, components and maintenance.

This second Green Gardener Training Module is a must for any horticultural professional with the desire to improve their skills, maximize their time and labor efficiency, increase profits and stay ahead of the competition, all while providing superior, environmentally friendly horticultural services to your clients. With a fee of only $65 ($55 for EcoLandscape California members) a day of expert instruction (with all course materials included) you cannot afford to miss this unique educational opportunity. The class will be held at the Antelope Water Efficient Landscape Gardens, 7800 Antelope North Road, Antelope, CA.
For more information and to register go to the ReScape California events calendar webpage or email: teresa@rescapeca.org. Space is limited so register early
  



Thursday October 11th from 8 am to 5 pm:
The last of the three modules of the River-Friendly Green Gardener Training Program For Horticultural Professionals offered by EcoLandscape California/ReScape California will cover Plants in the California Landscape as well as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Learn about plant structure, selection, installation, maintenance and Integrated Pest Management.  

California Department of Pesticide Regulation IPM Innovator Award winner and organic horticultural professional Steven Zien with Living Resources Company will educate and entertain you for the final portion of this last Green Gardener Training Module. 
This final Green Gardener Training Module is a must for any horticultural professional with the desire to improve their skills, maximize their time and labor efficiency, increase profits and stay ahead of the competition, all while providing superior, environmentally friendly horticultural services to your clients. With a fee of only $65 ($55 for EcoLandscape California members) a day of expert instruction (with all course materials included) you cannot afford to miss this unique educational opportunity. The class will be held at the Howe Community Park, 2201 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA.
For more information and to register go to the ReScape California events calendar webpage or email: teresa@rescapeca.org. Space is limited so register early
 

Friday, June 29, 2018


Sunday July 1 from 8 am to Noon:
Sacramento's Organic Advocate, Steven Zien with Living Resources Company will will be a guest on Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows from 8:00 am to 10 am on 1530 KFBK and from 10 am to noon on 650 KSTE. Fred and Steve plan to discuss gardening stuff. Not sure yet what will be discussed but I am sure it will be really exciting. You will not want to miss it. Maybe we will discuss dealing with pest problems by going after the cause of the problem not just the pest - which is only a symptom of the problem. Got a garden or growing problem or question? Call in and we will do our best to answer your inquiry. As always listeners will have a chance to win a valuable prize just by answering the Garden Grappler. If you can't listen live over the airwaves, both programs will also be available streaming live on your favorite electronic device or later after the shows as a podcast. Links to the broadcast can be found at the Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows webpage.

Sunday July 15 from 8 am to 11:30 am:
Sacramento's Organic Advocate, Steven Zien with Living Resources Company will will be a guest on Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows from 8:00 am to 10 am on 1530 KFBK and from 10 am to 11:30 am on 650 KSTE. Fred and Steve plan to discuss a variety gardening topics while concentrating on how to control pests, naturally. If you have any pest issues you will not want to miss it. Got a garden or growing problem or question? Call in and we will do our best to answer your inquiry. As always listeners will have a chance to win a valuable prize just by answering the Garden Grappler. If you can't listen live over the airwaves, both programs will also be available streaming live on your favorite electronic device or later after the shows as a podcast. Links to the broadcast can be found at the Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows webpage.  Steve will be leaving the radio program early to do some blacksmithing at the "Blacksmith Experience" back on The Farm at the California State Fair. This is your chance to see if Steve looks like his voice and if he burns himself while working at the forge pounding hot metal.

July 26 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm:
Sacramento's Organic Advocate, Steven Zien with Living Resources Company will will be making his well regarded soils presentation "It's All About Our Soil" at the Sacramento Chrysanthemum Society's monthly meeting to be held at the Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. in Sacramento. Learn about a few of the key critters that dwell in your soil and the vital role they play in plant health. Discover how to create and manage a healthy "living" soil that will yield healthy, drought and pest resistant plants. Soil is a dirty word so get out there and accumulate some soil life under your finger and toe nails.

 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sacramento's Organic Advocate and Our Water Our World IPM Advocate Steven Zien is interviewed at a local nursery about a new organic fungicide on youtube. Learn about a safer management tool for controlling fungal problems on your plants leaves and roots.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Saturday April 28, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm and
Sunday April 29, 2018 from 11 am to 3 pm:

Planning on working out it the yard or garden this weekend? Need plants or supplies? Maybe you plan on planting tomatoes on the official tomato-planting day? Or perhaps you have a pest problem? Saturday April 38 from 10 am to 2 pm stop by Emigh Hardware (3555 El Camino Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821) and chat with Sacramento’s organic advocate (that would be me!) as I staff the Our Water Our World booth, Patrick or the other qualified nursery staff and go home with all you need to solve you growing needs. Live in the south area? I’ll be helping folks solve their garden and pest issues organically at the Elk Grove Home Depot (9150 W Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95758) on Sunday April 29 from 11 am to 3 pm.
 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April 25, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm:

A free workshop "Garden Pests? Manage the Why Not the What" will be offered by the City of Folsom at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma Street, Folsom California.
Finding a few unwanted bugs in your garden and landscape? Don't immediately kill everything you see out there, some (if not most) might beneficial critters that can help you manage the unwanted pests! Learn how to prevent unwanted insects, diseases, and weeds by treating the cause of the problem for long term control. On the rare occasion those tactics fail discover safe and environmentally friendly options that can keep damage below tolerable levels. The instructor is Sacramento's Organic Advocate Steven Zien who will both educate and entertain you.
Register today by calling 916-461-6174 or email waterconservaton@folsom.ca.us because there is limited seating and they are rapidly becoming occupied.

 

April 14, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2 pm:
Steven Zien Integrated Pest Management Advocate with Our Water Our World will have an educational booth at the Rocklin  Green Acres Nursery and Supply 5436 Crossings Dr, Rocklin, CA 95677. Get your garden questions and pest problems solved by an expert with over 40 years experience in organic horticulture. If possible bring in a sample of the pest for proper identification. Discover safe methods of managing pests of the garden and home. Head home with the environmentally friendly fertilizers, and pest management tools you need to do the job right!  

April 15, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm:
Integrated Pest Management Advocate  Steven Zien with Our Water Our World will have an educational booth at Talini's Nursery 5601 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, California.
Stop buy and discover that not every bug in your garden and landscape is a pest and you need to stop killing them! Steve can help you discover safe, environmentally friendly ways to prevent and manage pests in the garden and landscape. Learn why choosing an organic fertilizer can make a big difference. Come ready to learn and have a little fun too. 

Friday, April 6, 2018


April 7, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm and April 8, 2018 from 11 am to 3 pm:
Integrated Pest Management Advocate  Steven Zien takes his traveling Our Water Our World (OWOW) show across the waters of our local creeks, streams and rivers to area nurseries via kayak due to the heavy rains. The heavy rains and resulting runoff is a great reminder that we need to practice River-Friendly Landscaping and Gardening because synthetic pesticides and fertilizers easily runoff our landscape and gardens with the rain water where it travels directly without any treatment into our local waterways polluting our recreational and drinking water supplies.
Saturday April 7 Steven will peddle (he has a recumbent kayak with peddles) to The Plant Foundry Nursery & Store, 3500 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95817 from 10 am to 2 pm. 

Sunday April 8 Steven will fight the high flows on the Sacramento and American Rivers on his journey to the Meadowview Home Depot nursery department at 1461 Meadowview Rd, Sacramento, CA 95832 from 11 am to 3 pm. 
Hop into your rafts, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, row boats, jet skis and power boats and moor up at the stores makeshift dock (or be brave and drive your motor car) where you can talk with Steve and learn River-Friendly gardening practices that will yield a beautiful, healthy, pest resistant landscape and garden. You can also get your garden questions and pest problems solved by an expert with over 44 years experience in organic horticulture. If possible bring in a sample of the pest for proper identification. Discover safe methods of managing pests of the garden and home. Head home with the environmentally friendly, organic fertilizers, and pest management tools you need to do the job right! Hope to see you there! Remember to wear your PDF’s (personal flotation device) even if you drive your car, street flooding is possible.