The Master Gardener program presents “Conquering Gophers and Moles” by Jim Lang at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Sonoma Valley Library.

Lang will discuss the correct trapping techniques and the best traps to use and how and where to set them. Lang has been a Master Gardener for 20 years and presents on various garden topics.

“Jim is a most knowledgeable and interesting speaker. Participants will learn how to deal with these pesky critters and be entertained, as well” says Master Gardener Sally Sands.

Lang lives on two acres in Petaluma and it is all landscaped in one form or another. He grows fruit trees, vegetables, dahlias, roses and other landscape plants. He has been a dahlia judge, an ARS Consulting Rosarian, ARS Horticultural Judge, past president of the Redwood Empire Rose Society, and a Master Gardener since 1997. Photos of his roses have been used in books and his roses, dahlias and garden used in commercials on National Television.

“One of my main joys in life is giving presentations on various garden topics, mainly rose culture, rose pruning, dahlia culture and teaching people how to conquer gophers and moles” says Lang.

The event is free and open to all. The library is located at 755 W. Napa St., Sonoma. For more information contact librarian Lisa Musgrove at 996-5217 or