Raindrops on Roses? Great!

Meteorologist and scientists have been tantalizing the state with promises of an El Niño winter fat with rainstorms. Most garden lovers, nature lovers and plants can’t wait. Scientists say that thanks to the current four-year drought, California is the driest it’s been in 500 years. But anyone who’s a Northern California native – or who’s lived in here a while – knows most winters we get plenty of rain. “A lot of people are coming to realize that we don’t really have a rain shortage issue; we have a rain storage issue,” said Kellen Watson, a program coordinator with Daily Acts. Her nonprofit organization focuses on education programs on how to create home-scale sustainability solutions. “Our

Learn to Harvest the Rain Nov. 17

Learn How to Harvest Rain Nov. 17 in Windsor “Rain Harvesting 101” is the topic at the next Windsor Garden Club meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Professionals from Daily Acts will give an illustrated overview of harvesting rainwater at home – taking measures to safely slow, spread and sink water into the ground in and around your yard. Those include rain gardens, earthworks, swales, rain tanks and rain barrels. Program coordinators will also talk about how to choose which rain harvesting system makes the most sense for your yard, and small rain harvesting techniques that can make an impact if adopted by enough homes. A question and answer period will cap the presentation. Daily Acts is a Sonoma

Oct. 25 Sale Nets Over $2,000

A big THANK YOU to all of the businesses who donated succulents, plants, pots and pumpkins and all of the club members who helped with the 2015 Fall Plant & Succulent Pumpkins Sale Oct. 25! The event raised more than $2,000 to fund 2015-2016 WGC projects in the Town of Windsor, including the Community Garden, SRJC scholarships for local students, Town Hall demonstration garden, and more. Muchas Gracias to everyone who supported the club's Oct. 25 sale!

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