Plant sale today
in Coulterville

The Mariposa County Master Gardeners will hold its Fall Native Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Coulterville Firehouse at the intersection of highways 49 and 132.

Community potato harvest set for Sunday

FoCuS (Foothill Collaboration for Sustainability) will host its annual Potato Harvest Sunday beginning at 8 am.

Come for a short time or stay for the duration and harvest potatoes from the community Potato Patch. This year the patch is across the street from 18161 Zeni Lane, Tuolumne. Participants should bring a hat, gloves and something to carry home potatoes from the harvest.

Every year, FoCuS plants potatoes in May with community help. In September anyone is welcome to share in the bounty in return for helping with the project. Potatoes are grown without the use of chemical pesticides, fumigants or herbicides that are commonly used in store-bought potatoes. The Potato Patch is in keeping with the nonprofit FoCuS mission of educating toward a more self-reliant food system.

For more information about FoCuS or the Potato Harvest, email Frances Godwin at, or go online to

Calaveras gardeners
to meet Wednesday

Christy Johnson will be guest speaker Wednesday at a meeting of the Calaveras County Garden Club.

Johnson’s topic will be “Native Plants of the Area.”

Check-in will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the meeting at 10:30 a.m. at Mineral Winery, 709 Dogtown Road in Angels Camp. Lunch, which costs $21 per person, will be served at noon.

Reservations are due by Sunday by calling (208) 891-9402.

Garden Club
to meet at Starbucks

The Tuolumne County Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Starbucks in The Junction shopping center on Mono Way in East Sonora.

For more information, call (209) 785-9331.

Habitat House Party
slated for Oct. 21

Tickets are on sale now for the eighth annual House Party to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Tuolumne County.

The “An Evening at the Barn”-themed event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at Hurst Ranch on Highway 108 in Jamestown.

The event will include live music, and open bar, gourmet food, live and silent auctions and a Shabby Chic Boutique.

Tickets to the event cost $75 per person and can be purchased online at or at the Habitat for Humanity Restore, 14216 Tuolumne Road in Sonora.