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Earth Day 2015 Celebration

Earth Day 2015 Celebration
Earth Day 2015 Celebration
04-22-2015 - 04-22-2015
City of Sacramento
http://portal.cityofsacramento.org/ParksandRec/Neighborhood-Services/Earth-Day
Admission: Free
 
(916) 808-6789
 
Start Time(s): Wed 9am-2pm
Celebrate Mother Earth this Wednesday This great event will be filled with environmental education, live entertainment and a lot of fun.  Last year the annual Earth Day Celebration drew more than 6,000 participants from the Sacramento region including area schools, surrounding business patrons, and other members of the community. 
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Plant Clinic (The Secret Garden)

Plant Clinic (The Secret Garden)
Plant Clinic (The Secret Garden)
05-02-2015 - 05-02-2015
UC Master Gardeners
http://ucanr.edu/sacmg
Admission: Free
 
(916) 875-6913
 
Start Time(s): Sat 9am-1pm
Do you have questions about your plants? Are these bugs good or bad? What is the reasons do your plant looks different this year?  How can you garden with limited water? Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to have a UC Master Gardener help you answer all over your questions
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Gardening with Limited Water

Gardening with Limited Water
Gardening with Limited Water
05-13-2015 - 05-13-2015
UC Master Gardeners
http://ucanr.edu/sacmg
Admission: Free
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Heritage Oak Trees

Heritage Oak Trees

The Sacramento Zoo is home to some of the city’s oldest residents, three approximately 300-year-old Valley Oak trees, also known as Heritage Oak trees, which are environmentally protected in Sacramento. The Valley Oak is the largest oak tree in California and the drought-resistant tree can grow to over 100 feet tall and live for almost 500 years. In order to protect the trees, the Sacramento Zoo has placed a fence around them. The fence impacts the space available on the Reptile House Lawn and some of the activities and events that have previously been held under the drip line of the trees.
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Drought, water shortages on voters’ minds

Drought, water shortages on voters’ minds

Californians believe the water shortage is serious by a whopping 94 percent in the latest Field Poll, released Thursday... Read More

Nutritious remedies for heart health

Nutritious remedies for heart health

The beginning of the year is always a time for resolutions, and Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento physician Rajiv Misquitta, MD, has one for you that is very timely considering February is American Heart Month.

Adopt a plant-based diet—basically, be vegan.

That’s what Dr. Misquitta did six years ago after he had a heart attack followed by a five-way bypass surgery four months later. He was just 40 and in reasonably good health.

The Internal Medicine doctor was discouraged that medicine could not completely keep his health problems at bay, so he made what many people might consider a drastic move: He eliminated all meat, dairy, and added fat, such as olive oil and nuts, from his diet. That decision was based on research suggesting a healthy lifestyle can reverse heart disease. He hasn’t had any heart problems since starting his new diet.

Recycle your holiday tree for free

Recycle your holiday tree for free

Give your holiday tree a proper send-off; rather than tossing it in the trash, recycle it! You’ll be doing our local landfills a favor.

Sacramento County Waste Management Recycling and SMUD are partnering again this year to offer free holiday tree recycling, including flocked trees, for residents and businesses of Sacramento County. Please remove all tinsel, lights, tree stands and nails prior to bringing them in.

Dates, Locations, Addresses and Times

Dec. 26 – Jan. 31 -Elder Creek Recovery and Transfer, 8642 Elder Creek Road: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dec. 26 – Jan. 31- Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station, 8491 Fruitridge Road: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 3- SMUD Corporation Yard, 6100 Folsom Blvd., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Free mulching available)