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.