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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

March 24, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2 pm:
Integrated Pest Management Advocate  Steven Zien with Our Water Our World will have an educational booth at the Elk Grove Green Acres Nursery and Supply 8501 9220 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624. 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!

March 25, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3 pm:
Integrated Pest Management Advocate  Steven Zien 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!   

Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 17, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm:
Integrated Pest Management Advocate and organic horticultural expert Steven Zien with Our Water Our World will have an educational booth at Emigh Hardware 3555 El Camino Ave, Sacramento California. Bring your garden questions and if you have a problem bring a sample in a sealed container and learn if if is a problem or something good. Discover how to solve your problems using organic and least-toxic tools and techniques. Learn safe methods of managing pests of the garden and home and go home with what you need to do the job right!

March 18, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3 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!  

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sunday March 11, 2018: from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm:   
Integrated Pest Management Advocate  Steven Zien with Our Water Our World will have an educational booth at Green Acres Nursery and Supply Folsom location  205 Serpa Way, Folsom, CA 95630 as part of their Dig Into Spring event. 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! Steve will even have some garden related entertainment to keep those smaller green thumbs occupied while you get your garden problems solved. 
 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sunday Feb. 4, 2018 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. Fred and I plan to discuss how to get your soil ready for the planting season organically. We might possibly comment on horticultural topics that have made the headlines in recent days. Got a garden or growing problem or question, call in and we will do our best to answer your inquiry. And 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.