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.