HOME VEGETABLE GARDENING
Do you want to save money, eat healthy and enjoy tasty fruits and veggies all while reducing your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? Home vegetable gardening is one of the best ways to accomplish all these tasks at the same time.
A home garden will ensure you are eating locally - you can't get more local than your own backyard! By eating locally, harmful emissions generated from transporting produce are avoided. You can also control what goes into the soil and water you feed your plants to reduce the risk of harmful pesticides and other harmful substances. Furthermore, most home gardeners attest homegrown fruits and veggies taste better than those commercially available.
The Sacramento Region is conducive to growing many types of fruits and vegetables in both winter and summer seasons. Gardening is a great way for families to get outside together and burns calories while you prepare and tend to your garden. For a great local resource, visit the Farmer Fred Web site.
HOW TO PROPERLY DISPOSE OF HOUSEHOLD HAZAROUS WASTE
If you are a Citrus Heights resident, the City offers three household hazardous waste (HHW) drop-off events. Many households have a variety of waste that is considered hazardous. Hazardous materials cannot be included in your regular trash pickups and include common household items such as batteries, acid, automotive fluids, fluorescent lamps and tubes, cooking oil, flammable liquids, needles, syringes and paint. For more information about how to properly dispose of various types of HHW in Citrus Heights, visit the Allied Waste of Sacramento Web site.
The 2012 HHW drop-off events for Citrus Heights residents are February 25, June 9, and October 13. Drop-off events are open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Sunrise Mall parking lot (behind the women's Macy's). Appointments are encouraged, but not required. Please call Allied Waste at 638-9000 or 725-9060 to schedule an appointment.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
American Community Garden Association