The American Bonsai Association, Sacramento's 54th anniversary show will feature trees and demonstrations by Japanese trained bonsai artist, Michael Hagedorn. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; 1:30 p.m. demonstrations both days. Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 428-8505.
Capay Organic Farm will host an asparagus harvest. The farm's tractor tram will take guests through the vegetable farm and fruit tree orchards. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 23800 State Highway 16, Capay. $5 general; free for children ages 12 and younger. (800) 796-6009.
Open garden featuring dogwoods and Japanese maples. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Pauline's Garden, 3731 Dell Road, Carmichael. Free. (916) 944-3305.
Join Arboretum Ambassadors for the Ethnobotanical Plant Walk and Meditation. Learn about traditional uses of California native plants, guided meditation and enjoy tea brewed from native plants. Parking is free in visitor lot 5 (Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive). 2 p.m. Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum, Davis. Free. (530) 752-4880.
A plant sale to benefit the children's programs of Sunburst Projects. There will be a large selection of perennials, some herbs and Japanese Maples. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Gifted Gardener, 18th and J streets, Sacramento. (916) 617-7516.
Elk Grove Greener Gardens Festival. Free garden tour, workshops on sustainable landscaping, educational demonstrations, and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Miwok Park, 9344 Village Tree Drive, Elk Grove. Free. (916) 685-8010. Registration required.
Next Saturday-April 21
The Sacramento Iris Society presents an annual show and sale. Several classes of iris will be featured. 9 a.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Building, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. (916) 264-8800.
The Sacramento Valley Chapter of The California Native Planet Society present its third annual Gardens Gone Native Tour. The tour includes more than 20 homes in Sacramento and Yolo counties with gardens that comprise at least 50 percent California native plants. Free. For a map, register at http://gardensgonenative.eventbrite.com. (Participants will be emailed a map).
The American Association of University Women Amador Branch presents the 41st annual Jackson home tour. Four unique or restored historic homes, the newly restored National Hotel, and the Kennedy Mine Office will be featured. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets available next Saturday at 159 Main St., Sacramento from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit http://aauwamador.orgfor advance tickets. $22-$25. (209) 245-6052.
The 47th Spring Antique Fair in Historic Folsom will feature more than 250 antique and collectible dealers and live entertainment. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 724 Sutter St., Folsom. Free. (916) 985-7452.
The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Camellia Chapter, will meet to teach the basic stitches for a hardanger embroidery piece. Guests welcome. 7 p.m. SMUD, 6301 S St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 223-2751.
The Gloves and Shovels Garden Club meeting will feature Elaine Applebaum, UCCE Placer County master gardener and gardening educator. The topic will be companion planting for your garden. Guests are welcome. 10 a.m. Telefunken Semiconductors, 7501 Foothills Blvd., Roseville. (916) 434-6666.
Classes and workshops
The Placer County Master Gardeners present a series of composting and soil workshops. 8:30-10 a.m. Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. $6-$8 per workshop. (530) 889-7388.
The Sacramento County UC Master Gardeners present a plant clinic to assist with diagnosing and solving garden problems. Participants are encouraged to bring samples from problem plants or insects they need identified. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Creek Week Celebration, Carmichael Park, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. Free. (916) 875-6913.
The Nevada County Master Gardeners present a workshop on how to grow a vegetable garden this summer. 10 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley. Free. (530) 273-0919.
Learn how to prepare beds, plant, deal with insects and weeds using organic procedures with the El Dorado County Master Gardener Virginia Feagans. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Sacramento. Free. (530) 621-5512.
The Placer County Master Gardeners host a drip irrigation workshop. Rain cancels. 10 a.m.-noon. Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 11477 E Ave., DeWitt Center, Auburn. Free. (530) 889-7388.
The Sacramento Recycling and Solid Waste Division hosts composting seminars. Learn how to turn yard waste, fruit and vegetable scraps into a soil amendment. 8-10 a.m. Camellia Park Community Garden, 6650 Cougar Drive, Sacramento. Free. (916) 808-4900.
The Roseville Utility Exploration Center hosts a workshop on raised-bed vegetable gardening. 8:30-10 a.m., Soil Health in Raised Beds; 10:30a.m.-noon, Constructing and Irrigating Your Veggie Garden: Raised and Double-Dug Beds/Containers; 12:30-2 p.m., Selecting the Best Veggies for Placer County. Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. $6-$8 per class. (916) 746-1550. Registration required.
Learn about containers, companion plants, and other easy ideas for home gardens during a tour of the Arboretum's Terrace Garden. Davis Commons Shopping Center, 500 First St., Davis. Free. (530) 752-4880.
The Sacramento Area Beekeepers Association will host intermediate beekeeping classes. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sacramento County Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. $35 members; $45 non-members. (916) 370-2271.
The Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers present a demonstration on condiments, lavender and yogurt. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. $3 material fee, payable at the door. (916) 875-6913.
Sacramento County UC Master Gardeners offer an open garden. Watch grape thinning, learn how raised beds are prepared for summer vegetable planting and how to propagate perennials. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Free. (916) 875-6913.
The Sacramento Public Library presents a workshop, "Plant Terrariums for Teens." Plant terrariums will be made using recycled jars. 4 p.m. Franklin Library, 10055 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove. Free. (916) 264-2920.