Celebrating 30 Years of Gardening Advice-Harvest Day 2010 in Sacramento County
Please join U Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners at Harvest Day 2010 “Celebrating 30 Years of Gardening Advice” on Saturday, August 7, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This premier gardening event features timely gardening topics presented under a spreading oak canopy, surrounded by an ornamental, water efficient landscape garden, edible demonstration gardens featuring blueberries, grapes, orchard fruit, vegetables, and so much more. The Master Gardeners are particularly excited to have “Farmer Fred” Hoffman, host of the “KFBK Garden Show” and KSTE “Get Growing” as a featured speaker. Here’s a small event preview:
Q. Should I use Vitamin B-1 to reduce transplant shock?
A. Don’t waste money. Fred Hoffman “weeds out” gardening myths (8:30)
Q. Can a beautiful and productive landscape and water conservation happily co-exist?
A. Absolutely! Check out Missy Borel as she shares Arboretum All-Star champions (9:30)
Q. Do I have to start over with my outdated water-wasting irrigation system?
A. Probably not. Don Smith, irrigation expert extraordinaire, has tips for retrofitting an existing system with new technology (10:30)
Q. My spouse likes “pretty” plants; I want edibles—can this marriage be saved?
A. Not to worry. Alison Harris will help you integrate edible and encourage a year-round harvest (11:30). Hint: Edible plants can be pretty too
Q. Will succulents grow in containers on my small patio?
A. Yes. Don’t miss Ernesto Sandoval’s enthusiastic container-planting session (12:30)
Q. My friend doesn’t garden—is there something for her to do and see?
A. There will be a silent auction with gardening and other items, and lots of educational tables. Who doesn’t like to taste fabulous fruit, tomato and grape varieties?
Join us for this free, educational, and fun event.
What: Harvest Day 2010 “Celebrating 30 Years of Gardening Advice”
When: Saturday, August 7, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks
Activities: Timely educational lectures, demonstrations, grape, orchard fruit and tomato tasting, educational booths, garden-related items for purchase, food and drinks for purchase
For complete speaker schedule, list of educational tables and a map please visit: http://cesacramento.ucdavis.edu or (916) 875-6913