News Briefs

Brook Lomond Iris Farm hosts Sale and Show this weekend

Brook Lomond Iris Farm in Ben Lomond opens its gardens to the public on May 18-19 for a Sale and Show.

This small farm offers organically grown, top grade iris rhizomes (plants) for sale. Enjoy a beautiful pallet of scrumptious colors, shapes and smells (yes, smells) of tall bearded Iris. May is the peak bloom time and hundreds of flowers are waiting to be enjoyed. Tall bearded iris are drought tolerant, and deer and gopher resistant.

Ongoing demonstrations will help residents care and prepare their rhizomes for the best blooms year after year. Brook Lomond Iris Farm features colorful beds of iris with a backdrop of towering redwoods. Compost bins take center stage, providing piles of rich gardener’s gold. Compost demonstrations take place all day.

Rhizomes (plants) are on sale from 9am-4pm. Visit Brook Lomond Iris Farm at 10310 California Drive, 1/2-mile north of Ben Lomond up Highway 9.

Boulder Creek church celebrates 150th anniversary

Boulder Creek United Methodist Church will celebrate 150 years of ministry and service to the Boulder Creek and San Lorenzo communities on Saturday, May 18, from 2-8pm at 12855 Boulder St. in Boulder Creek.

Music begins at 4pm, a brief history will be shared at 4:45pm and the program begins at 5pm. A buffet meal will be available at 6pm.

Reservations are not required, and the event is free. Come by to celebrate this important contribution to the San Lorenzo Valley.

Virtual event discusses Scotts Valley’s future housing needs

Affordable Housing NOW is sponsoring a virtual Affordable Housing Month event for Scotts Valley on Tuesday, May 21, at 6:30pm.

Scotts Valley’s Housing Element, recently certified by the state’s Housing and Community Development Department, includes information on how the city must plan for 1,220 new housing units by 2031. The free virtual community event will focus on the city’s future housing needs and how the Scotts Valley Water District can accommodate the needs of new housing developments.

Speakers will include: David McNair, Scotts Valley Water District General Manager; Chris Perri, Scotts Valley Water District Board Member; and Jack Dilles, Scotts Valley City Council Member and Affordable Housing Committee Member. Scotts Valley Mayor Randy Johnson will provide opening remarks.

For the Zoom meeting link, visit and scroll down the events calendar to find the Scotts Valley event. For more information, call 831-431-6163.

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