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Enjoy your backyard all year long with these safety tips

Enjoy your backyard all year long with these safety tips

Most of us view our backyard as an extension of indoor living space where we can relax and entertain, where no harm will come to us, our children or our pets.

MomsLikeMe's next Moms Night Out is August 11

MomsLikeMe's next Moms Night Out is August 11

Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 11 at 6 p.m. for our next Moms Night Out!

The theme is Back to School Organization. The pros at West Sacramento's IKEA will give us great tips on how to start the schoolyear on the right foot with a place for everything and everything in its place!

We'll have treats and prizes! And the event is FREE!

Kids 10 and up are welcome to attend as well!

Sign up now!

Elk Grove offers worm composting information

Elk Grove offers worm composting information

ELK GROVE - If you’re a gardener, you probably already know the benefits of composting to your garden soil and plants. But there’s another type of composting, though, that may be new to you. If you have a lot of food scraps from the kitchen-as most of us do-you may want to try your hand at worm composting, or vermicomposting.

Worm composting employs the labor of a thousand or more red worms. The worms are placed in a worm bin and are fed the food scraps that would typically go in the trash. After several months, the resulting worm castings can be collected for use in the garden, and are a highly-valued nutrient for soil and plants.

A workshop is scheduled for Saturday, July 23 at 9 a.m. at the Elk Grove Community Garden. The class is currently full, but those interested are encouraged to sign up on the waiting list by calling (916) 478-2209.

Tips to Save on Home Energy Costs This Summer

Tips to Save on Home Energy Costs This Summer

Summer's sizzling temperatures can make it difficult to keep your home comfortable, and even more difficult to keep up with the higher utility bills that often come with it.

Bike Ride Across Iowa Benefits Elk Grove Food Bank Services

Bike Ride Across Iowa Benefits Elk Grove Food Bank Services

Seven people from Elk Grove will be bicycling across Iowa to raise funds for homeless people in our area.