Calendar

Jan
18
Thu
Bounty From Your Garden: Fruit Trees 101 @ Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fresh fruit off your tree is so much better than what you find in stores! The best time to plant fruit trees and berries is in January and February, when nurseries have the best selection of bare root plants. Learn how to choose, prep, plant, prune, and maintain your fruit trees. Special attention will be given to keeping them small through first and subsequent pruning (dwarfing rootstock doesn’t keep them small). We will also touch on berries and go over differences in planting blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.

Feb
15
Thu
Getting More From Less (De-Cluttering Your Life) @ Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sometimes, the more you have, the more you have to lose, as those affected by the wildfires discovered last year. Denise Koroslev will help us focus on what really matters by finding balance in the home and eliminating unnecessary items to help maintain a clutter-free lifestyle. Organizing and de-cluttering can offer more freedom from excess housecleaning, more space in your home, and more time to spend with family and friends. Experts from Republic Services will provide sustainable tips on recycling the clutter you clear!

Mar
15
Thu
What’s The Buzz: Backyard Beekeeping @ Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you thinking about keeping bees? Or perhaps you just want to know more about these miraculous garden helpers and how to encourage them to visit your yard? Jan Pinkerton-Spieth, our expert from the Mt. Diablo Beekeepers’ Association, teaches us about bee biology, equipment, installation, seasonal management, bee-friendly gardens, and much more!

Mar
17
Sat
The Egg And I: Backyard Chickens For Everyone @ Private Home
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Backyard chickens are easier than ever! You can enjoy fresh eggs and the many benefits for your garden of these peaceful and low maintenance animals. The class will cover starting chicks, coop designs, food, bedding, health, egg birds vs. eggs & meat, and ALL your questions! Coop designs and resource list will be provided.

Location details will be sent upon registration.

May
17
Thu
Home Canning For Everyone @ Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn how to preserve the bounty of summer in this beginner’s class! We will share tips and pointers to get you started on home canning with confidence. In this hands on workshop, students will learn some easy methods of fruit jam preparation that will take the mystery out of homemade jams. A basic water-bath canning demo will give you a good foundation to preserve at home. We will touch on other methods of food preservation, and everyone will receive handouts and take a jar of preserves home.