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Did you see the ring around the sun?

Did you see the ring around the sun?

If you were outside today, you may have noticed a giant ring around the sun. That ring is actually the reflection of ice crystals from high cirrus clouds, according to EarthSky.org

The ring was seen all over the area by News10 viewers, including Roseville and Stockton. Did you get a chance to see it?

Stash Organic Trash

Stash Organic Trash

Sacramento -- A free Backyard Composting seminar Saturday morning, April 13, explains how to stash organic trash into backyard compost bins and keep it out of landfills.

Camellia Park Commnity Garden at 6650 Cougar Drive in South Sacramento is the place to be for the two early morning seminars at 8 and 9 a.m. to learn about composting organic trash into nutrient-rich soil perfect for enriching gardens.

Save a landfill -- create compost for fun and excitement.

Open Gardens in Historic City Cemetery

Open Gardens in Historic City Cemetery

 

The award-winning Sacramento Historic Rose Garden will host its annual Open Garden with sales of rare old roses and rose merchandise, tours, and a Silent Auction. Thousands of old-fashioned, fragrant roses will be in bloom amidst beautiful Victorian monuments and statues in the Historic City Cemetery. Native plant and perennial gardens will also be on display, and a history tour is scheduled.

Waste Not... Compost It... Want Not

Waste Not... Compost It... Want Not

Sacramento -- Saturday, March 9th kicks off the first 2013 Backyard Composting Seminars at Southside Community Garden, 5th & W Streets in downtown Sacramento.  Session 1 is from 8-9 a.m. and Session 2 from 9-10 a.m. 

April 13th is the next session at Camellia Park Community Center, 6650 Cougar Drive in the South Sacramento area.  Session times are the same each week.  Please view flyer for future dates and locations.

Registration is FREE.  Although not required, please RSVP at http://Facebook.com/SacRecycle to help with staff planning.  Fed up with Facebook?  Please call 916-264-5011 or 311 for more information, or log onto http://sacrecycle.org for all kinds of useful stuff.

Early Bloom in the Historic Rose Garden

Early Bloom in the Historic Rose Garden

Visit the Historic Rose Garden in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery on Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am. This tour will focus on early rare roses which climb trees, line fences and surround monuments in the cemetery's award-winning rose garden. Rain cancels.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Assemble in the cemetery in the front parking lot.

"Camellia Pin-On" Day at the State Capitol This Thursday!

"Camellia Pin-On" Day at the State Capitol This Thursday!

Everything is coming up camellias at the State Capitol Museum on Thursday, February 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tree Pruning Clinic

Tree Pruning Clinic

Learn how to help your trees develop good structure and form.  A variety of pruning tools will be presented and discussed. There will be a walkabout on library grounds to look at tree structure and pruning. The tree pruning clinic is presented by the Sacramento Tree Foundation in partnership with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The clinics are free, but please register at www.sactree.com/events.

Saturday, January 5, 2013, 11:00 to 12:30

Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, Ca 95624