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Love roses?

Love roses?

Love roses or just working with plants but have no flower bed or garden? Historic City Cemetery (10th & Broadway in Sacramento) invites West Sac residents to help tidy up its renowned heirloom rose garden Aug. 5.

Old City Cemetery spokesman Dennis Gunvalson says volunteers are needed to tidy up the treasured rose garden at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, first meeting at the cemetery's 10th Street gate.

The cemetery has many notables, both people and plants, and the rose garden has lovely vintage varieties.

For more information or directions to the cemetery, call 448-0811, or go to www.oldcitycemetery.com.

E-mail Carol Bogart with news and events interesting to West Sac residents at 3bogart@gmail.com.

  

Beyond 'Les Roses' - An afternoon lecture at the Central Library August 4

Beyond 'Les Roses' - An afternoon lecture at the Central Library August 4

Learn about Belgian botanical painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté, court artist to Marie Antoinette and the Empress Josephine, with author and rose expert Ingrid Verdegem.  She will discuss Redouté’s most famous botanical volume, ‘Les Roses,’ and his many other works produced during his career in the heady days of the French Revolution, the Reign of Terror and Napoleon.  Verdegem will describe techniques used by Redouté and share examples of his works. Verdegem has produced articles, books, and exhibitions and has been a featured speaker at the International Heritage Rose Conference in Sakura, Japan. 

This free program is presented by the Historic Rose Garden in Sacramento’s Historic City Cemetery and will be held at  2:00 p.m. on August 4th at the Central Library West Meeting Room, 828 I St. Sacramento.

Volunteers needed to Transform Grant High: July 24-27

Volunteers needed to Transform Grant High: July 24-27

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is looking for 250 volunteers during the week of July 24-27 to participate in their largest planting event of the year.

This summer, Grant High is undertaking a massive makeover. For years students have walked along the barren pathway that connects Grant High School main campus to the West Campus.  During warm months it's a sweltering trek and during wet months a long dash for shelter.  During the week of July 24th-27th all of that will change with a massive overhaul and planting party.

The project was conceived and planned by students from the GEO Environmental Science and Design Academy at Grant High School working in partnership with UC Davis Landscape Architecture students.  Their plan includes replacing asphalt with permeable pavement and installing vegetated bioswales to recharge groundwater and filter storm water run-off.

Governor’s Mansion Presents “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair” May 18

Governor’s Mansion Presents “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair” May 18

The California State Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation in cooperation with the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present a special fundraising event titled “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair at the Mansion” on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The celebratory evening event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m.

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.

Weekly Challenge: Making your "Fitness Appointments"

Weekly Challenge: Making your "Fitness Appointments"

 

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