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Date for Community-wide yard sale changed to May 17

UPDATED Wednesday February 26, 2014

Napa Parks and Recreation Services invites all Napans to participate in a Community Yard/Garage Sale on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 9am-4pm. Register your yard sale with Parks and Rec and they will advertise for you and provide a map of all sales in the area so your prospective buyers will know exactly where to find your sale. The cost to register your sale is $15 and all registration fees go to the Foundation for Napa Recreations Scholarship Fund. All profits from your yard sale are yours to keep, of course. Register for the yard sale online at —select Activity #2542. Registration deadline is May 1, and registration packets including special offers just for yard sale participants, can be picked up at the Parks and Rec office at 1850 Soscol Ave, Suite #201 (new office location) after May 5. For answers to questions contact Wendy Stratton, Recreation Coordinator, by email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 707-257-9517.

Master Gardeners to present plant sale

Monday March 24, 2014

The UC Master Gardeners of Napa County will host its second annual Tomato Plant Sale and Education Day on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in the South Oxbow Parking Lot, First Street, Napa. The sale will be held from 9:00 a.m. until sold out.  Over 3,000 plants and over 30 varieties will be available for sale. Offerings will include large, medium and small sized heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, including paste, cherry, pear types and tomatoes of many colors. Master Gardeners will also staff information tables on Support Structures, Common Tomato Pests and Diseases and General Gardening Q & A.  A team of roving tomato experts will be on hand to answer your questions. For more information visit the website at  or call 707-253-4221 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and ask for Master Gardeners. Find them on Facebook under UC Master Gardeners of Napa County.

State of the City report available online

Tuesday February 18, 2014

The State of the City report is compiled at the beginning of each calendar year. It is made available in print and is presented in person to interested groups. The online version of the report is available here: The print version, as it appears in the February issue of Napa Valley Marketplace, can be downloaded here: To schedule a presentation for your group, email Barry Martin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Home composting workshops coming up

Thursday February 13, 2014

Learn how to turn yardwaste and kitchen scraps into wonderfully rich compost to use as a soil amendment or mulch in your garden. Discover the basics of backyard composting, worm composting and grasscycling. Become familiar with tools, techniques, and types of composting bins. All this knowledge on home composting can be gained at upcoming, free  Home Composting Workshops that will be held from March through Septembers at locations in the City of Napa, American Canyon, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Interested persons see complete details and register now at, or register by fax to (707) 257-9522 with name, address, and phone number. Napa County residents attending the workshop will have the opportunity to purchase a backyard composting bin for $20, a significant discount from the retail prices of between $95 and $130, ), or choose to receive a $30 rebate toward the purchase of a worm composting, bin, mulching lawnmower, or mulching lawnmower retrofit.

Make water conservation a daily habit

Friday January 17, 2014

sow logo smallWith record low rainfall in 2013 and 2014 starting out dry, the Governor has declared a Drought State of Emergency, encouraging Californians to voluntarily reduce water usage by 20 percent.  The City of Napa urges all residents and business persons to visit the Water Conservation section of this website for ways to help make every drop count.  Information is provided on some generous rebate programs.  The City is also partnering with the Save Our Water campaign to offer tips for indoor and outdoor water-saving.   

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