Thursday, February 7, 2019

Sunday February 17th from 8 am to Noon:
Sacramento's Organic Advocate, Steven Zien with Living Resources Company and Our Water Our World (OWOW) will be a guest on Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows from 8:00 am to 10 am on 1530-AM/93.1 FM KFBK and from 10 am to noon on 650 AM KSTE. Fred and Steve plan to discuss how to get your garden soil ready for spring as well as other timely topics. 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 and podcast can be found at the Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows webpage. You will not want to miss it.

Upcoming "Our Water Our World" Educational Horticulture Extravaganzas:
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.
Friday February 22 Steven will peddle (he has a recumbent kayak with peddles) to the
Meadowview Home Depot, nursery department at 1461 Meadowview Rd, Sacramento, CA 95832 from 10 am to 2 pm. 
Saturday March 8 Steven will fight the high flows on the Sacramento and American Rivers on his journey to Green Acres Nursery and Supply at 9220 East Stockton Blvd. Elk Grove, CA 95624 for their annual Dig Into Spring Ideas Fair from 9 am to 6 pm. In addition to staffing his Our Water Our World booth, at 3 PM Steve is scheduled to make presentation at 3 pm "Garden Pest S.O.S.: Learn tips to identify pests and beneficial insect. Discover Integrated Pest Management techniques that provide control while preserving beneficials and the environment." How to prevent and manage pests will be covered. 

Saturday March 16 Steven will peddle his kayak to Emigh Hardware 3555 El Camino Ave., Sacramento 95821 where he will staff the OWOW table from 10 am to 2 pm. 
Sunday March 17 Steven will be kayaking past the Blarney Stone gathering up floating four leaf clovers on his way to Talini's Nursery 5601 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento 95821 where he will staff the OWOW table from 11 am to 3 pm.
Saturday April 6 Steven will peddle his kayak (or drive if the rains stop) back to Emigh Hardware 3555 El Camino Ave., Sacramento 95821 where he will staff the OWOW table from 10 am to 2 pm. 
Saturday May 11 Steven will drive (assuming the rain has stoped) back to The Plant Foundry 3500 Broadway, Sacramento 95817 where he will staff the OWOW table from 10 am to 2 pm.

Come back soon to discover additional events that will hopefully be posted soon. 

Hop into your rafts, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, row boats, jet skis and power boats and moor up at the stores makeshift docks (or be brave and drive your electric or solar powered motor vehicle) and come speak one on one 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 45 years experience in commercial organic horticulture. If you have a pest issue bring in a sample of the pest for proper identification. Discover safe methods of preventing and 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 PFD’s (personal flotation device) even if you drive your car, street flooding is always possible.