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Woodland Library Rose Club to meet Aug. 11

The Woodland Library Rose Club will meet Saturday, Aug. 11, in the Leake Room of the Woodland Public Library.

Members and visitors are encouraged to come at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments. The meeting will begin at 9:45 a.m. with a presentation by Steve Zien of Living Resources Company. Zien’s talk, “Soil Isn’t Just a Dirty Word,” will touch on organic methods to enrich your soil that will result in higher yields, stronger plants and better blooms. He also will discuss soil analysis, organic fertilization and organic pest management. Later, Zien will walk the library garden to give club members advice on the various sections of the garden.

Zien’s landscape business, Living Resources Company (www.organiclandscape.com/services) has been providing organic solutions and services to the greater Sacramento area since 1977. He is a strong advocate of incorporating integrated pest management principles in one’s gardening toolkit. He has written a column in The Sacramento Bee for 20 years and is a frequent guest on the Farmer Fred radio shows. Zien has received numerous awards including Sacramento County’s Pollution Prevention Award and the California Department of Pesticide Regulations IPM Innovator Award.

The Woodland Library Rose Club is an all-volunteer group of gardeners that tend the rose garden at the public library. The club hosts several fundraisers throughout the year with proceeds going toward upkeep and improvements to the garden. Club members are frequently seen working in the garden throughout the month and have dedicated the first Saturday of each month as garden workdays.

For more information about the upcoming meeting and presentation, call (707) 344-6769 or visit the website, http://www.cityofwoodland.org/gov/depts/library/roseclub/default.asp.

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