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Peaceful Valley, Attn: Workshops, P.O. Box 2209, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Saturday, July 11th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE
Sam Vanderhoof is a local solar expert, with over 30 years of experience developing on-grid and off-grid renewable energy systems world-wide. He will be available to answer questions and teach you how to measure, install, and operate Solar Water Pumping systems.
You're invited to learn about how Solar Water Pumping can bring water to where you need it the most. Deliver water to livestock tanks, open irrigation, or directly to drip irrigation while using environmentally safe, clean solar energy to take water from a well, pond, spring, or creek. These systems require minimal maintenance, and will last for decades. Learn how to measure your water source and solar resource for optimum efficiency.
Saturday, July 18th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am — $15.00
Aero Acton was raised on Olala farms in North San Juan. He has a BS from UC Davis Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry. He is an ISA Certified Arborist and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor with over 25 years experience. He is a licensed Tree and Landscape Contractor and owner of Leaf It To Me, Inc.
Aero Acton from Leaf It To Me will be teaching this information packed class. Topics covered will include: tree health and the effects of drought, root care, and proper maintenance. You won't want to miss this one!
Saturday, July 25th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE
Peaceful Valley Retail Store Manager
Is it a gopher, a mole, or a vole? Learn how to identify and manage these pesky animals. This class will cover traps, baits and repellents, with a focus on IPM approaches.
Saturday, August 8th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE
Farming since 2006, author of Along the Kings Road: A Guide to Touring the California Missions by Bicycle.
Pruning is an essential year-round task for improving your garden and orchard health and productivity. Summer is the best time for some types of pruning, and can benefit everything from your fruit trees to your tomatoes. In this class you will learn how to work with your plants' natural growth habits and not against them by using the science behind how plants grow and react to pruning. We will discuss the basic guidelines, techniques and tools for pruning fruit and ornamental trees, shrubs, annuals, vines and roses.
Saturday, August 15th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am — $15.00
He's earned his Permaculture Design Certification and studied agro-forestry at the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, studied Applied Watershed Restoration at the Quail Springs Permaculture Institute, earned a Water Harvesting Certification from the Watershed Management Group in Tucson AZ, and is currently obtaining an International Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design from Gaia University. He lives, works and plays in Sacramento, California.
Peaceful Valley and Grow Water would like to invite you to our Laundry to Landscape workshop. At this workshop you will learn the principles of the “how to” of using your laundry greywater to water your yard and save your plants or trees. You will learn the ins and outs of a L2L system, what to water and not water, what laundry soaps are safe and so much more.
Saturday, August 22nd, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE
Peaceful Valley Retail Store Manager
With a focus on water bath canning, pressure canning, dehydrating, vacuum sealing, freezing and fermentation, learn the best preservation methods for nearly everything in the garden so you can fully enjoy the summer's bounty all year long.