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Sustainable and Drought Tolerant Gardening Basics Workshop
Classes in Ventura and Thousand Oaks
9:30-11:30 am Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Quarterly Workshop Series
Mastering Your Home Garden
- Saturday Workshops, specifically designed for Ventura County Home Gardeners, focus on seasonal garden tasks
- Half day of informative gardening education
- Presentations by University of California advisors and horticulture experts
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- Two morning presentations
- Continental breakfast
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Bad Day for a Bee
Posted 9/1/2014 - It was a good day to be a praying mantis. It was not a good day to be a honey bee. Just before noon today, we watched a green praying mantis lurking in the African blue basil, like a camouflaged soldier ready to ambush the enemy. His eyes remain focused...
A Lady Beetle and Gulf Fritillary Caterpillars
Posted 8/29/2014 - What's this? A lady beetle, aka ladybug, sharing stories with Gulf Fritillary caterpillars? Well, not likely. The lady beetle (family Coccinellidae) preys mainly on aphids--it can eat about 50 aphids a day or some 5000 aphids...
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