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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Author Archive: Katie F. Hetrick

Break up with your lawn, with cardboard

You hear it on the news. You read it in the papers. Then, there’s that nagging inner voice telling you every time you walk out the front door, “Break up! You’ve got to break up!”

But you ignore it all in favor of making the excuse that you don’t know where to begin and that you might regret it.

Stacey Parker, horticulturist for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden and a new Davis homeowner, can empathize.

“I completely understand. Lawns are what we’re used to and they’re definitely appealing, but times have changed,” she says. “Having just bought this little house, I’m ready for the adventure of making my yard fit the real situation with the water supply.”

Artist seeks ideas for city mural

Caryl Yasko, a nationally recognized muralist, came to the right place if she’s looking for opinions. She’s been commissioned, through a grant funded by PG&E and obtained by the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, to create a mural that will become part of the public art collection for the city of Davis. This is […]

Calling all gardeners for Arboretum, Putah Creek Parkway project

Do you like gardening? Could you use some expert training to brush up on your skills? If you answered “yes,” you might be interested in joining a new native plant gardening and habitat restoration volunteer team starting this fall, organized by the UC Davis Arboretum and Tree Davis. Volunteers will play a critical role in […]

Beer and spades mix at UC Davis shovel drive event

It’s a beer-tasting with a twist. Your ticket to enter? An ID and a used shovel! The shovels are for a sculpture commissioned and funded by the city of Davis in a new garden where the UC Davis Arboretum connects with downtown Davis, behind the Davis Commons shopping center. Nearly 250 shovels already have been […]

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