Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Sunday Nov. 26, 2017 from 8:00 am to Noon:
Organic horticulturist 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. The plan is to discuss "Fall in the Organic Garden." However these two garden guru's often travel down a scenic bypass or two that could lead discussing "California Healthy Soils Week" December 4th through December 7th. That is a short week but they will suggest multiple ways to help celebrate "California Healthy Soils Week" for a full 7 days and beyond.  Listen and feel free call in to get your garden and landscape questions answered and possibly win a valuable prize. Both programs are also available live streaming on your device or later after the shows as a podcast with links that can be found at the Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows webpage.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Saturday October 28 from 9-10 am:
Sacramento's organic advocate, IPM Advocate, and soil guru, Steve Zien of Citrus Heights-based Living Resources Co. guests on KAHI Radio AM 950 “The Voice of the Foothills” garden talk show. Possible topics include: The importance of knowing your soil, how going pesticide free is good for your soils and landscapes and much more. Listen in and learn and call in to get your questions answered organically.

River-Friendly Green Gardener Training for Landscape Professionals Module #3 “Plants in theCalifornia Landscape” will teach participants how to choose, site, and care for plants to create and maintain successful landscapes.

Horticultural professionals don't miss this excellent educational opportunity. Improve your knowledge and skills.

Thursday Nov. 2, 6-8:30 pm covers Right Plant, Right Place
Thursday Nov. 9 6-8:30 pm covers Integrated Pest Management
Saturday Nov. 18 9-11:30 am covers Pruning for Plant Health and Structure (include hand-on)
All three classes will be held at Howe Park, 2201 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA

"Plants in the CA Landscape"  can be taken as a stand-alone course; however, it is one of three in the complete Green Gardener Training for Landscape Professionals course. The other two were offered in September and October 2017. Completion of all three modules is required to become a Qualified Green Gardener.   All three modules will be offered again in early 2018.

Continuing education units will be offered.

For more information go to www.ecolandscape.org or call 916-945-0336.

Steve Zien, Sacramento's Organic Advocate with Living Resources Company, will be the instructor for the IPM class!

The module is filling up quickly so sign up today!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October 6, 2017 at 11:00 am:
Come get dirty this Friday when Sacramento's Organic Advocate Steven Zien with Living Resources Company will be speaking to the Organic Gardening Club of Sacramento at the Carmichael Park and Recreation Building, 5740 Grant Ave. The subject of this dirty talk (yet child and grownup friendly) will be "It's All About Your Soil." Learn about a few of the key critters that dwell in your soil and the important 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. It's a dirty world so get out there and accumulate some soil life under your finger and toe nails.

Friday, July 28, 2017

August 1, 2017 at 1:30pm :
Organic horticulturist Steven Zien with Living Resources Company will be speaking to the  Mother Load Rose Society, discussing, "It's All About Your Soil" at the Amador County Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road in picturesque Jackson California. Discover how to create and manage a healthy living soil that will create healthy, drought and pest resistant plants.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

August 5, 2017 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm:
Organic horticulturist Steven Zien with Living Resources Company will have an educational booth at Harvet Day, Sacramento's best garden event. This free family friendly event (no pets please) offers many educational booths, demonstration gardens, community gardens, several presentations, a plant clinic and much more. The areas best horticultural experts on every garden topic will be there so any garden question can get answered.
Please stop by my Living Resources Company booth to learn about organic horticulture, soils, and organic pest management. Hope to see you there. Come early before it gets hot.



Monday, July 10, 2017

July 22, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm: 
Sacramento's Organic Advocate Steven Zien takes his traveling road show to El Cerrito in the Bay Area but this time he is requesting your help and support. He will be participating in the American Cancer Society’s East Shore Relay for Life raising money to fight cancer in all it’s forms. All of us have been touched by cancer. Won’t you honor the survivors and memorialize those who lost their fight by supporting my efforts and make a donation, no mater how small, by visiting my personal Relay For Life webpage. If you are in the El Cerrito area that day stop by this fun, family friendly event. As always I am happy to help provide organic gardening advice.

Please visit my Relay for Life webpage and contribute NOW so you don’t forget.

And thanks for your support.

Steve Zien
Cancer survivor

Monday, May 29, 2017

June 3, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm:
Integrated Pest Management Advocate  Steven Zien with Our Water Our World will have an educational booth at Home Depot Florin Raod 4641 Florin Road, Sacramento, California. Get your pest and garden problems identified and solved by an expert in organic gardening. Learn less-toxic methods of managing pests of the garden and home and leave with what you need to do the job right!


June 4, 2017 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm:
Organic horticulturist Steven Zien with Living Resources Company will will be a guest on Farmer Fred's radio talk shows from 8:00 am to 10 am on 1530 KFBK and from 10 am to noon on 650 KSTE discussing organic horticulture and attracting beneficial insects. Listen and call in to get your questions answered and possibly win a valuable prize. Steve and Fred will be discussing how to battle the pests of spring and summer using organic methods. Both programs are also available live streaming on your device or later after the shows as a podcast with links that can be found at Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows webpage.

June 8, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm:
Integrated Pest Management Advocate and EcoLandscaper  Steven Zien will teach "Integrated Pest Management II: An Advanced Perspective." The class will be held at the West Sacramento City Hall, 1110 West Capital Ave. West Sacramento, California. This evening seminar goes beyond the basics to discuss pest identification, key strategies to prevent pests, and management options from cultural controls to pesticides. This seminar focuses on Holistic Pest Management, which acknowledges that plants and their pests function in an ecological system. You will learn how to keep the ecosystem balance so pest do not become a problem; and to address intolerable pest problems with effective, environmentally-friendly management strategies. The fee is only $55 ($45 for EcoLandscape California members) and in addition to the class attendees will receive the publication "Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, 3rd edition" (a $37 value) as well as a 20X magnifying hand lens with LED lights for identifying those pesky pests. For information and to register go to the EcoLandsacpe California website. Here are a few reviews from the first offering:

"Extremely knowledgeable...added some good humor to a somewhat dry subject."
"Steve is very engaging...I found the 3.5 hours to go by quickly."
"He offers his knowledge and expertise to individuals in an easy-to-understand manner."
"I appreciate his professional experience and tips." 
"Very comprehensive, great examples." 
Space is limited so sign up today to insure your spot.
 
June 11, 2017 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 Emigh Hardware 3555 El Camino Ave, Sacramento California. Get your pest and garden problems solved by an expert in organic gardening. Learn safe methods of managing pests of the garden and home and go home with what you need to do the job right!

Monday, May 8, 2017

May 13, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 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. Get your pest and garden problems solved by an expert in organic gardening. Learn safe methods of managing pests of the garden and home and go home with what you need to do the job right! 

May 14, 2017 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 Orchard Supply Hardware 7431 Laguna Blvd, Elk Grove, California. Get your pest and garden problems identified and solved by an expert in organic gardening. Learn less-toxic methods of managing pests of the garden and home and go home with what you need to do the job right! 
  
May 20, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2 pm:
Integrated Pest Management Advocate  Steven Zien with Our Water Our World will have an educational booth at Green Acres Sacramento 8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento, California. Get your pest and garden problems identified and solved by an expert in organic gardening. Learn less-toxic methods of managing pests of the garden and home and go home with what you need to do the job right!   

May 21, 2017 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 Emigh Hardware 3555 El Camino Ave, Sacramento California. Get your pest and garden problems solved by an expert in organic gardening. Learn safe methods of managing pests of the garden and home and go home with what you need to do the job right! 

May 27, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm:
Integrated Pest Management Advocate  Steven Zien with Our Water Our World will have an educational booth at Orchard Supply Hardware 4249 Elverta Road, Antelope, California. Get your pest and garden problems identified and solved by an expert in organic gardening. Learn less-toxic methods of managing pests of the garden and home and go home with what you need to do the job right!   

June 8, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm:
Integrated Pest Management Advocate and EcoLandscaper  Steven Zien will teach "Integrated Pest Management II: An Advanced Perspective." The class will be held at the West Sacramento City Hall, 1110 West Capital Ave. West Sacramento, California. This evening seminar goes beyond the basics to discuss pest identification, key strategies to prevent pests, and management options from cultural controls to pesticides. This seminar focuses on Holistic Pest Management, which acknowledges that plants and their pests function in an ecological system. You will learn how to keep the ecosystem balance so pest do not become a problem; and to address intolerable pest problems with effective, environmentally-friendly management strategies. The fee is only $55 ($45 for EcoLandscape California members) and in addition to the class attendees will receive the publication "Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, 3rd edition" (a $37 value) as well as a 20X magnifying hand lens with LED lights for identifying those pesky pests. For information and to register go to the EcoLandsacpe California website. Space is limited so sign up today to insure your spot.
 
 

Thursday, March 30, 2017


April 7, 2017: at 10:00 am: 
Sacramento's Organic Advocate Steven Zien will be making a presentation on organic pest management at the Organic Gardening Club of Sacramento's  monthly meeting at 5750 Grant Ave. in Carmichael Park in Carmichael California. Spring is here and your plants are being visited by insects (good and bad), diseases, and weeds are sprouting everywhere. Steve will help you identify if the bugs are good or bad, and what to do about all your pest problems using organic methods and products. There will even be time for your questions to be answered.

April 8, 2017: from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm:  
Integrated Pest Management Advocate  Steven Zien with Our Water Our World will have an educational booth at Emigh Hardware 3555 El Camino Ave, Sacramento California. Get your pest and garden problems solved by an expert in organic gardening. Learn safe methods of managing pests of the garden and home and go home with what you need to do the job right! 

April 9, 2017: 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 Green Acres Rocklin 5436 Crossings Drive, Rocklin California. Get your pest and garden problems identified and solved by an expert in organic gardening. Learn less-toxic methods of managing pests of the garden and home and go home with what you need to do the job right!

April 16, 2017: 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 Green Acres Rocklin 5436 Crossings Drive, Rocklin California. Get your pest and garden problems identified and solved by an expert in organic gardening. Learn less-toxic methods of managing pests of the garden and home and go home with what you need to do the job right! 

April 22 (Earth Day), 2017: from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm:  
Integrated Pest Management Advocate  Steven Zien with Our Water Our World will have an educational booth at The Plant Foundry 3500 Broadway, Sacramento, California. Get your pest and garden problems identified and solved by an expert in organic gardening. Learn less-toxic methods of managing pests of the garden and home and go home with what you need to do the job right! 


 April 23, 2017: from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm:  
Integrated Pest Management Advocate  Steven Zien with Our Water Our World will have an educational booth at the West Sacramento Earth Day Celebration 1110 West Capital Ave. West Sacramento. Get your pest and garden problems identified and solved by an expert in organic gardening. Learn less-toxic methods of managing pests of the garden and home and go home with what you need to do the job right! 


 April 29, 2017: from 8:30 am to Noon:  
Integrated Pest Management Advocate and EcoLandscapeer  Steven Zien will teach
"Integrated Pest Management II: An Advanced Perspective." The class will be held at the Rocklin Event Center 2650 Sunset Blvd. Room 107, Rocklin California. This half-day seminar goes beyond the basics to discuss pest identification, key strategies to prevent pests, and management options from cultural controls to pesticides. This seminar focuses on Holistic Pest Management, which acknowledges that plants and their pests function in an ecological system. You will learn how to keep the ecosystem balance so pest do not become a problem; and to address intolerable pest problems with effective, environmentally-friendly management strategies. The fee is only $55 ($45 for EcoLandscape California members) and in addition to the class attendees will receive the publication "Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, 3rd edition" (a $37 value) as well as a 20X magnifying hand lens with LED lights for identifying those pesky pests. For information and to register go to the EcoLandsacpe California website. Space is limited so sign up today to insure your spot.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March 4, 2017: from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm:  
Integrated Pest Management Advocate  Steven Zien with Our Water Our World will have an educational booth at Emigh Hardware 3555 El Camino Ave, Sacramento California. Get your pest and garden problems solved by an expert in organic gardening. Learn safe methods of managing pests of the garden and home and go home with what you need to do the job right!

March 12th, 2017: from 8:00 am to Noon:
Organic horticulturist Steven Zien from  Living Resources Company   will be a guest on Farmer Fred'sgarden radio talk shows from 8:00 am to 10 am on 1530 KFBK and from 10 am to noon on 650 KSTE discussing organic horticulture and attracting beneficial insects. Listen and call in to get your questions answered and possibly win a valuable prize. Both programs are also available live streaming on your device or later after the shows as a podcast with links that can be found at Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows webpage.

March 18, 2017: from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm:   
Integrated Pest Integrated Pest Management Advocate  Steven Zien with Our Water Our World will have an educational booth at Green Acres Nursery and Supply Elk Grove location 9220 E. Stockton Blvd. as part of their Dig Into Spring event. Get your pest and garden problems solved by an expert in organic gardening and safe methods of managing pests of the garden and home and go home with what you need to do the job right!

Friday, February 3, 2017


February 11th, 2017: from 7:30 am to 5 pm:
Organic horticulturist Steven Zien from Living Resources Company will be a making two presentations at the west coasts preeminent ecological horticultural event, EcoLandscape California’s 2017 Conference & Trade Show Information and Inspiration for Landscape Professionals. The event will be held at the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton California. Steve’s first presentation, Develop A Passion For Soil To Sow The Seeds Of Urban Ecological Regeneration will cover how proper management of the soil food web will generate urban ecological restoration. His second presentation, Proactive, Water-Friendly (PWF) Integrated Pest Management (IPM): The Why, Not The What will discuss pest management techniques that prevent pest damage and when necessary some organic/less-toxic options if pests become a problem. This is an event horticultural professionals will not want to miss with workshops covering cutting edge tools and techniques on the subjects of gray water, sustainable hardscapes, sustainable landscape plant availability, water-wise irrigation tools and techniques, selecting and finding the best plants, BMP’s for tree care and much more. There will also be an off site social hour following the event. 

February 19th, 2017: from 8:00 am to Noon:
Organic horticulturist Steven Zien from  Living Resources Company   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 discussing Organic Horticulture in the winter garden. Listen and call in to get your questions answered and possibly win a valuable prize. Both programs are also available live streaming on your device or later after the shows as a podcast with links that can be found at Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows webpage.