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Green Thumb Gardening Series: Historic Fish Hatchery in Tahoe City to host a bevy of events

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; Join UC Davis, Tahoe Resource Conservation District and Master Gardeners for free conservation landscaping presentations this summer at the UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station and Eriksson Education Center and Native Plant Demonstration Garden. Events begin Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m., 2400 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City, with presentations on backyard composting, vegetable gardening, native plant gardening, and tours of the Native Plant Demonstration Garden, Eriksson Education Center and historic building tours. Regular presentations at the Tahoe City Field Station will be held Tuesdays, July 12 through Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m.

Incline Village and South Lake Tahoe Green Thumb Garden presentations are also scheduled on Wednesdays and Thursdays respectively.

Sunday, July 10, 2-5 p.m.

Backyard Composting: 2:15 p.m., Kevin Marini, master composter, why, how and what to compost. Itand#8217;s easy and fun.

Vegetable Gardening Tahoe Style: 3 p.m., Sharon Buss, McBrideand#8217;s Nursery at Tahoe Tree Company, Learn how to grow vegetables in harsh climates.

Demonstration Topics: 4 p.m.

Free native plant drawing: 4:30 p.m.

Eriksson Education Center and Garden Tours: 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

July 12: Donand#8217;t Plant a Pest, Nicole Cartwright, Tahoe RCD, Donand#8217;t let invasive weeds crowd you out.

July 19: Water Conservation, Coral Lochridge, P.E., TCPUD, Get motivated to conserve water and save money on your water bill.

July 26: Going Native, Katie Merrill, UC Davis TERC, Learn the benefits of incorporating, establishing and caring for native plants in your landscape.

Aug. 2: Landscaping for Erosion Control, Courtney Walker, Tahoe RCD, Meet BMP regulations while creating an attractive landscape.

Aug. 9: Backyard Forestry, Megan Scheeline, TRPA Forester, Living with conifers in our yards and our surrounding forest.

Aug. 16: Native Bees, Julie Serences, National Wildlife Foundation, Get busy with our native bees. A view into the lives of bees.

August 23: Habitat Gardening, Kit Veerkamp, Master Gardener, Designing and maintaining your own backyard habitat sanctuary.

Aug. 30: Landscaping with Stone, Zao Reid, Tahoe Sand and Gravel, Learn about various rock materials and how to use them.

North Tahoe (Incline Village, Nev.) Green Thumb Gardening Presentations will be held Thursdays throughout the summer at the North Tahoe Demonstration Garden at Sierra Nevada College 5:30-6:30 p.m. Contact Gretchen Huie, 775-586-1610, ext. 25, or visit

Tahoe Environmental Research Center event, July 21, with Charles Bamforth, UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology.

Dr. Charles Bamforth, UC Davis Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor, will present the complicated science and subtle art behind beer brewing, its importance in the development of civilization, and the health benefits to be found from its consumption, accompanied by an informal beer tasting event.

Location: Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nev.

Visit for additional information and upcoming events.

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