Monthly Archives: July 2013

Manage your garden pests – Naturally

Everyone enjoys the beauty and bounty of a healthy garden, but garden pests can wreck that beauty and bounty rather quickly. How do you manage your garden pests naturally, avoiding using toxic sprays and garden pest killers? If you prefer using a natural, organic approach to managing garden pests, here are a few things to consider: ● Attract and keep beneficial insects like butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, lacewings, syrphid flies, and “mini-wasps” that feed on other insects. ● Choose plants that naturally repel garden pests, and are disease resistant. ● Select plants that will easily grow in your region and environment. ● Choose healthy plants and …

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Petaluma Update – We’re Movin’ Dirt!

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That’s right, the building process has begun!  If you’ve had a chance to drive by the site of our future store on Petaluma, right off 101 north of the North McDowell Blvd. exit, then you’ve probably seen some of the work that’s going on. After seeing tractors out there for the first time, I just had to stop in and introduce myself to Rod Cargill, Project Manager for this site.  He explained that what we’re seeing this week is the digging of a new sewer line.  Rod was great at answering all of my questions, so much so and I promised to be back every …

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KidsWorx Creative Workshop – August 3rd, 2013

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  This month we will be having a BLAST creating some chemical reactions that really POP and EXPLODE!  In between explosions, kids of all ages can learn, play, and explore with Museum-on-the-Go interactive exhibits. This is guaranteed to be a fun filled day that you and your family won’t want to miss! Participation in KidsWorx Creative Workshops is free, although parental supervision is required at all times. KidsWorx Creative Workshops are offered in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County.  Our workshops happen the first Saturday of every month from 9AM-12 in the Santa Rosa location only. For questions, please contact mchapman@friedmanhome.com for more information.

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