Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Introduction to Horticultural Therapy
Practicing horticultural therapist Karen Talbot will present an overview of this fascinating and relevant discipline on Tuesday, January 24, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum. Activities directors, occupational therapists, and anyone with a desire to know more about the healing properties of gardening is encouraged to attend. Admission is $45 for the general public, and preregistration is required. 9th Ave at Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA 94122; (415) 661-1316.

Clever Gardening Technique

Cooking Oil Spray
Keep a can of cooking oil spray in your garden shed. After you have finished working for the day and your tools are clean, give them a quick spray over the entire surface, blades, handles, and all! Give them a quick swipe with a rag before you head out to the garden next time. Keeping your tools oiled will help them last for many, many years!


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