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Plant sale to include favorites, unusual and drought-tolerant choices

For the past year, Auburn Garden Club members have been nursing seedlings and coaxing flower and vegetable starts. All that effort will culminate in Saturday’s annual plant s ...

Making nature the featured attraction

A new playground at Placer Nature Center demonstrates why you don’t need a lot of shiny, expensive equipment to create a fun place for children. Del Oro High School senior ...

A grid idea for saving water

Drought conditions call for creative thinking. For Richard Huntley, master gardener and director of the compost education program at the Placer Nature Center, it’s a good tim ...

Marking a milestone of volunteerism

Finding something fun, interesting and worthwhile to do in retirement can be a challenge. But it wasn’t that difficult for Auburn resident Hank Reighley. A visit to a Place ...

Make a home for butterflies, birds

A workshop titled “Gardening for Butterflies and Hummingbirds” will be conducted by Placer County Master Gardeners from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at the Placer Nature Cen ...

Take up gardening with the masters

Placer Nature Center and UCCE Placer County Master Gardeners have teamed up once again to present a series of green gardening workshops. The workshops, open to all ages, are presen ...

Supes vote of support for American River canyon visitor center concept

The idea of an American River Canyon Visitor and Interpretive Center may be a long-range dream but it’s already finding some early, high-profile Placer County support. Spearhead ...