• HIGH HAND TOMATO FESTIVAL
Where: Maple Rock Gardens, 100 Clark Tunnel Road, Newcastle
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today
Admission: $10; get tickets online or at High Hand Nursery, 3750 Taylor Road, Loomis
Details: www.maplerockgardens.com, (916) 652-2065
Tomato tasting, tomato cooking demonstrations and tours of one of the Sacramento area’s most beautiful private gardens.
• RAISED BED GARDENING
Where: Veteran’s Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville
When: 9 a.m.-noon today
Details: http://ceeldorado.ucanr.edu, (530) 621-5502
El Dorado County’s UC master gardener Eve Keener tackles the basics of creating raised beds for growing vegetables, flowers and more.
• SUCCULENTS, NOLINAS, AGAVES
Where: Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, UC Davis arboretum
When: 10 a.m. today
Details: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880
During this guided tour, learn about the origins and cultivation of these beautiful and extremely drought-tolerant plants, and their use in a water-wise landscape.
• ASK A MASTER GARDENER
Where: Roseville Farmers Market, next to Whole Foods Market at The Fountains, Galleria Boulevard and East Roseville Parkway, Roseville
When: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today
Details: (530) 889-7388
Have a garden dilemma or unknown pest? Ask a UC master gardener. Placer County master gardeners volunteer their expertise at a booth at the farmers market. Bring pest or plant samples (in a sealed plastic bag) for analysis.
– Debbie Arrington