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Home front: Fire safe native gardens, managing plant pests

Also: A ‘Joyful Living’ roundtable event coming up this fall at Gamble Garden

A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including a chance to learn about creating fire safe native gardens and a workshop on sustainable pest management.

FIRE SAFE NATIVE GARDENS ... Learn how you can plan your garden to help reduce the risk of wildfire. The California Native Plant Society is hosting a presentation by the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m. at the Los Altos Library. The talk will cover critical practices for reducing fire risk, such as establishing defensible space around your home, and provide an in-depth discussion of plant choices, spacing and placement. The Los Altos Library is located at 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. For more information, call the library at 650-948-7683 or visit cnps-scv.org.

MANAGE GARDEN PESTS ... When you find chewed leaves or holey produce in your garden, it's tempting to spray the culprits out of existence. But there's a more sustainable way to tackle garden pests. Learn about the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach at a free UC Master Gardeners workshop on Saturday, Aug. 17, 1-3 p.m. at the Sunnyvale Teaching and Demonstration Garden at Charles Street Garden. Master Gardener Karen Hurst will discuss IPM and how to deal with specific pests. Charles Street Garden is located at 433 Charles St., Sunnyvale. For more information, call 408-282-3105 or visit mgsantaclara.ucanr.edu.

JOYFUL LIVING TICKETS ... Get the lowdown on how to uplift your home at the Trending in House and Garden: Joyful Living roundtable, which will take place Thursday, Oct. 10, 9-11 a.m. at Gamble Garden in Palo Alto. Tickets are now available for the event, which features Gamble Garden Director Richard Hayden moderating a discussion with food and wine writer Carolyn Jung, horticulturist Janet Sluis and designer Melinda Mandell. The talk will explore how to bring elements of joy into your home and garden. Admission is $125 per person and includes boxed breakfast, mimosas and coffee. Space is limited to 150 people. Tickets are available at gamblegarden.org.

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