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Grow for it!: Don’t miss the big “demonstration”

Kate Halvorson UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County There’s a weekly demonstration in El Dorado County that you shouldn’t miss: It’s free and guaranteed to “plant” passion in your soul. The demonstration is the UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County’s Sherwood Demonstration Garden, located behind Folsom Lake College – El Dorado Center, 6699 […]

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David Vs. Goliath: Relax and imagine the fun at the Stanislaus County Fair

 The California State Fair opens just 33 minutes down the hill from us on Friday, July 8. There will be big fun at the fair — lots to see and do. Our county fair, held just a few weeks ago, is now a memory. But did you know there are more county fairs out there? […]

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New rides, competitions and exhibits at 2016 California State Fair

Hot summer nights are a staple at the California State Fair. This year, four new rides will give fairgoers thrills and chills. Susan Laird Arts & Entertainment columnist The hot days of summer are now upon us, and that can mean only one thing: the California State Fair must be right around the corner. This […]

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Grow for it! Should I avoid parasitoids?

Mary Tran UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County No, but the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug definitely should. You already know from the last update that the BMSB is an invasive pest that arrived from Asia in the 1990s. It is a problem because it eats (actually, it sucks out the juices of) many kinds […]

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Warhol: Portraits speaks to the creative mind in Crocker exhibit

It seems like only yesterday that I was walking through the “bones” of the new expansion to the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Wearing a hard hat and with a photographer in tow, we heard promises of amazing exhibits to come. There would be expansive galleries and appropriate archival lighting. Six years later, the promise […]

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Folsom Lake Symphony to close season with Hollywood Hits

Many of us grew up listening to famous conductor Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra. As a kid, I always wondered why it was called a “Pops” orchestra. Did it have something to do with popcorn? I never heard any popping sounds. What was the deal? Well, to put it simply, the “pops” stands […]

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UCCE Master Food Preservers: Dehydrating herbs

Geny Cassady UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County Spring brings the beginning of the growing season in our area. You might be planning your garden or even already starting seedlings inside. With all of your vegetables, be sure to include some herbs. They are easy enough for the beginning gardener to grow and […]

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