Home and Garden Digest, Feb. 13, 2015: Annual coverlet uncover set for Feb. 21-22

February 14, 2015 - garden totes


Annual coverlet uncover set for Feb. 21-22

The Pajaro Valley Quilt Association’s 37th annual Quilt Show is set for Feb. 21-22.

The weekend eventuality will showcase internal landscape fabric art, black-and-white quilts, immature people’s quilts, wearable art, totes, dolls, a businessman mall, flea marketplace and demonstrations. Also, this year’s featured artist, Mike “Mac” MacNamara, will plead his work, and will arrangement his Names Project, that raises recognition about AIDS.

The uncover will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, during a Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake Ave. Go to www.pvqa.org.

Santa Cruz

Symposium explores nontoxic building

The Resource Center for Nonviolence is hosting a conference on nontoxic building materials 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20.

Hosted in and with Passive House California, a eventuality will concentration on regulating straw, cellulose and timber to build homes, schools and blurb buildings. The day will embody lunch and a row of internal and general experts.

The Resource Center for Nonviolence is during 612 Ocean St. Call 831-423-1626.


Farm Bureau hosts poster, communication contest

The Santa Cruz Farm Bureau is hosting a annual Poster and Poetry Contest. The thesis for both contests is Grown in Santa Cruz County and a Pajaro Valley.

The print competition is open to grades K–6 with a tip entries in any category turn advancing to a final judging. The altogether leader will accept a $200 endowment and will be a guest during a National Agriculture Day Spring Luncheon. The communication competition is open to grades 7–12. The tip entries in grades 7–9 and grades 10–12 will allege to a final judging.

The winning entrance will be published on 15,000 placemats and distributed to restaurants countywide subsequent year.

Entries contingency be postmarked or delivered to 141 Monte Vista Ave. by Wednesday, Feb. 25. Go to www.scfb.com.

Santa Cruz

Arboretum docent array starts Mar 10

The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum is hosting a renouned proffer docent training starting Mar 10. The array runs 4-6 p.m. each Tuesday by Apr 14.

The classes yield an overview of a programs, projects, people and story of a nursery as good as an introduction to botany, horticulture, charge and propagation. Garden tours and observation behind-the-scenes operations are partial of each class.

Cost of docent training is $20 for members, $50 for nonmembers, and a $15 element fee. To register or for some-more information, go to arboretum.ucsc.edu/events.


Water-conservation concentration of workshops

Cabrillo College is hosting 5 opposite H2O charge workshops by a Cabrillo Extension Program.

In and with a Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County, a workshops will concentration on water-saving techniques during home and charge beliefs that assistance strengthen limited, internal H2O supplies. The classes will accommodate on a following dates:

• Feb. 28: Design and Build a Water Neutral Landscape

• Mar 7: A-Z Rainwater Harvesting

• Mar 14: Graywater: Laundry to Landscape

• Apr 25: Replace Your Lawn!

• May 16 and 23: Walkways, Pathways and Patios

Classes are $25 for those who register before Feb. 23. Cabrillo College is during 6500 Soquel Drive. Call 831-479-6331.


Saturday on a Farm set for Feb. 14

The Agricultural History Project is hosting a Second Saturday on a Farm 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, during a Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. The eventuality will take place in a Agricultural History Project Center and Museum.

The giveaway eventuality will underline cookie decorating, Valentine’s Day crafts, fun contribution about chocolate, wooden-cow milking, H2O pumping and tractor driving. The Agricultural History Project’s chickens will also be on-hand, and Stephanie Fontana will be there with her kid-friendly rabbit.

The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds is during 2601 E. Lake Ave. Go to www.aghistoryproject.org.

Santa Cruz

DIG Gardens hosts array of DIY classes

DIG Gardens is hosting a array of workshops during 420 Water St.

• At 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, DIG is holding Orchids 101: Repotting and Reblooming. Expert Jen Dumford will horde a hands-on proof on how to caring for orchids. Participants might move one non-blooming orchid to a seminar to work on. The category is $25 and includes instruction and potting materials. Rare orchids will also be available.

• At 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, a core will reason Kokodame: String Gardens. The seminar will learn participants how to emanate Kokodame, an ancient form of bonsai. The category costs $45 and includes plant and all materials.

• At 2 p.m. Saturday, Mar 14, DIG will horde a Vertical Cork Panels Workshop. The seminar will concentration on conceptualizing cork play with mosses, tillandsias, bromeliads and ferns to impersonate a healthy habitat. The category costs $50 and includes instructions and materials.

For details, call 831-466-3444 or go to www.diggardens.com.


Seeds Not Sugar eventuality set for Feb. 15

The Santa Cruz Seed Savers Exchange is hosting Eternal Love: Seeds Not Sugar, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, during Native Revival Nursery.

The eventuality will underline seeds for open and summer crops with a concentration on bees, heirloom fruit trees, tolerable gardening, health food and soil. At 1 p.m. David Blume of Whiskey Hill Farms will plead organic tillage and gardening techniques. Pot fitness and food barter tables will be set up, and bluegrass and Celtic artist John Michael will perform.

The nonprofit fundraiser will support a Santa Cruz County Fair Agriculture and Horticulture Department preparation programs. Native Revival Nursery is during 2600 Mar Vista Drive. Go to www.facebook.com/santacruzheirloomseed.

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