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Plant fresh: Get water wise with your garden this year by attending the Vegetables in Drought: Water-Wise Veggie Gardening workshop at the SLO Botanical Garden on April 13 from 1 to 2 p.m. A UC Master Gardener will share tips for growing delicious vegetables without breaking the bank on the water bill. You can learn which plants do the best in drought conditions, how to maintain soil moisture, and grow some fab food. (more info at slobg.org; cost is $5 for SLO Botanical Garden members or $10 for the public) ... The Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Association is holding its 18th annual Open House on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Member nurseries from Nipomo and Arroyo Grande will open their doors to the public in an effort to raise money for the growers association's scholarship fund. Visit with growers and learn how to care for the plant and flower products that the nurseries are selling. Ball Floraplant, Ball Tagawa Growers, Cal Coast Palms, Corey Nursery, Eufloria Flowers, and Native Sons will be open for tours and plant sales. Each participating nursery will donate a portion of that's days sales to the scholarship fund, which is made available to horticulture students and growers association members' children. ... For $10, you can learn to save the seasons from a master canner on April 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. The introduction to canning will walk you through boiling water canning, atmospheric steam canning, and pressure canning. Recipes and samples are included. The class will take place at the University of California Cooperative Extension auditorium at 2156 Sierra Way in San Luis Obispo (visit cesanluisobispo.ucanr.edu to register). Δ

Editor Camillia Lanham has a greenish thumb. Send your nibbles and bites to clanham@newtimesslo.com.

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