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'Mow no Mo’!' or 'How to Remove Your Lawn' Workshop
Save money, save time, save water! Lose your lawn, get a garden, and get paid for it, too! In this hands-on workshop you'll learn how to remove your lawn, select native plants, and design a water-conserving, pesticide-free garden that attracts wildlife, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. Address upon RSVP. Cost is $30. Call (510) 236-9558 or go to BringingBackTheNatives.net.
 

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Fall Vegetable Garden Class
Join Tyler Coen for a free class on planting a fall vegetable garden at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Western Garden Nursery. He will go over soil preparation using organic soil amendments, feeding using organic fertilizers, and pest control using natural insecticides. Call 462-1760 or go to www.westerngardennursery.com. Western Garden Nursery, 2756 Vineyard Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Lawn Conversion
Learn how easy it is to convert your brown, thirsty lawn into a drought-tolerant landscape. Lori Caldwell from StopWaste.org and Tyler Coen will go over step by step the process of Sheet mulching using cardboard and mulch to break down the lawn, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7 at Western Garden Nursery. Zone 7 will provide rebate info. Call 462-1760 or go to www.westerngardennursery.com. Western Garden Nursery, 2756 Vineyard Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Psychology of Happiness Lecture
Learn how to choose happiness in this practical lecture by De Anza College and John F. Kennedy University professor Javy W. Galindo from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Pleasanton Library. Javy will share insights from his college happiness course and his new book "Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails." Go to www.javygalindo.com/happinesstalk. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.

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Drought-tolerant Gardening with Natives
Join artistic landscape designer Pete Veilleux of East Bay Wilds in a tour of two drought-tolerant native plant gardens designed to provide color and beauty throughout the year, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. The third stop will be Pete's own native plant nursery, East Bay Wilds. Cost is $30. Call (510) 236-9558 or go to BringingBackTheNatives.net.
 

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Organic Facial
Get an organic facial with Certified LifeStyle and Beauty Coach Mariah Giunta from 2-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 at New Leaf Markets, 3550 Bernal Ave. Learn the importance of blending organic skincare and nutrition. $5 reservation fee refunded in the form of a New Leaf gift card. Preregister at www.newleafpleasanton.eventbrite.com. New Leaf Community Markets, 3550 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.

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Gardening for Native Bees
Would you like to learn how to attract native bees to your garden? Learn about, and be able to purchase, bee-attracting plants from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. Cost is $30. Address upon RSVP. Call (510) 236-9558 or go to BringingBackTheNatives.net.
 

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Grief Workshop
The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss. Grieving people need time and space to honor their grief. There are stepping stones that are part of each grief journey and these will be explore in this eight-week series of workshops, running at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 30 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive. Registration required. Open to all. Contact Mary Hagerty at 846-5377. St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton.