Garden calendar

September 5, 2013 

SEPT. 7

Vegetable Garden Tour: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Castle Hills Church of the Nazarene, 5707 Castle Drive, Boise (starting point). Introduces participants to different methods for growing vegetables in a variety of settings, an urban farm to private homes. Maps given at first stop. All locations are within five miles of the church. $10 for Idaho Botanical Garden members, $15 nonmembers.

SEPT. 10

Fermentation: Tomato Seeds to Beer: 6 to 8 p.m. at Franz Witte Nursery, 9770 W. State St., Garden City. Features a staged demonstration of how to save tomato seeds by Ali Ward, a demonstration of how to turn cabbage into sauerkraut by Chad Courtright, and a discussion of fermentation as part of the brewer’s art, complete with beer tastings, by Brewforia. Free. 853-0808.

SEPT. 14

Idaho Water Garden and Koi Society’s Koi and Goldfish Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Koi competition, trade show, bonsai displays, Japanese drumming performance, more. Free. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

SEPT. 17

Tomato Tales: 6 to 8 p.m. at Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek St., Boise. Share your tomato stories. Hosted by local storyteller and tomato farmer, Casey O’Leary. Free. 342-7548.

Seed Collecting: 6:30 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Learn how to determine what a seed is, to how to properly collect, dry, store and label your seed for future use. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

SEPT. 18

The Care and Feeding of Carnivorous Plants: 6:30 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Meet with Dave Nelson, owner of the carnivorous plant collection loaned to the garden, for a talk that addresses the different types and the methods they utilize to capture and kill insects and how to grow them here in the Treasure Valley. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. Registration required. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

SEPT. 21/26

Concrete Leaf Workshop: 9 a.m. Sept. 21 (part 1) and 6 p.m. Sept. 26 (part 2) at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Create a garden ornament using concrete and a large leaf. Cover your leaf with wet cement on Saturday and return to the garden on Thursday to finish. $20 members, $25 nonmembers. Registration required. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

SEPT. 24

The Tomato Beer Garden: 3 to 7 p.m. at Boise Co-op, 888 W. Fort St. Sample the magic of locally brewed beer (courtesy of Payette Brewing Co.) combined with the fresh juice of locally grown heirloom tomatoes. Free.

SEPT. 25

Firewise Landscape: Concepts and Techniques: 6:30 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Learn ways to create a defensible space which reduces the risk of wildfire damage to your home. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. Registration required. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

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