Grow for it! — grow vegetables in small spaces with grow bags

Raymond Schoenwandt UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Many people would love to grow their own vegetables but are limited by the lack of space. For some the answer has been to grow a garden in containers. Container gardens give many without the room for raised beds or in-ground the ability to grow vegetables. However, […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Save the date? Yes, but take action

  Life gets complicated.   Our agendas are full and moving at light speed.   It’s like packing for a weekend trip. You want to stuff 20 outfits into a single overnight bag to be prepared for every possibility. But it just doesn’t work.   So, to simplify our lives, someone invented “save the date.” […]

February 22, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Grow For It! Rain gardens — a new approach

Alice Cantelow UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Remember the old days when you could just throw water at any plant you chose for your garden to get it to thrive? Now we know better — wet winter or not, drought or not, we’ve learned that our California water is precious and limited. Water conservation in our homes […]

February 08, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Fiber arts, quilts converge at Folsom Civic Center

 Every February, one of the significant quilt and fiber exhibits in the Western U.S. comes to the Folsom Civic Center: the annual quilt show of the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild. The show is at the Folsom Community Center on Natoma Street the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of February. This year, the FQFG is […]

February 01, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Folsom Lake Symphony concert testifies to ‘Russian Romance’

There is a certain emotional appeal in Russian music. A tortured, bittersweet, triumph of the human spirit in vibrations that travel from a musical instrument to the human ear. A Slav who yearns for release. Invisible — even secret — until it communicates with the heart. In February Maestro Peter Jaffe and the Folsom Lake Symphony bring […]

January 25, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Master Food Preservers: Joy in a jar with home canned Soup

Sue Mosbacher UCCE Master Food Preserver The other night I came home late from work. The house was cold, I was tired and I just wanted a bowl of hot soup to warm me up from the inside. I looked in my pantry to check out my selections: vegetable, beef stew, Cuban black bean, split […]

January 11, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Grow for It! Meet your Master Gardeners

Stacey Price UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County El Dorado County conjures up images of snow-laden mountains and crystal clear Lake Tahoe, but there’s another side to El Dorado County: El Dorado Hills. This is the first place you find as you make your trek up Highway 50 toward Lake Tahoe and it’s an […]

January 04, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,