• MASTER GARDENERS WORKSHOP DAY
Where: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center in Fair Oaks Park, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks
When: 8:30-11:30 a.m. today
Details: cesacramento.ucdavis.edu, (916) 875-6913
Sacramento County’s UC master gardeners open their garden while tackling such topics as how to incorporate more edibles into landscapes, vermicomposting and converting lawns to more water-efficient alternatives. Members of the Sacramento Rose Society will answer rose-related questions.
• AUTUMN EQUINOX CELEBRATION
Where: Soil Born Farms, 3000 Hurley Way, Sacramento
When: 4:30-8:30 p.m. today
Admission: $60; get tickets at Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, 1900 Alhambra Blvd. Sacramento
Details: www.soilborn.org, (916) 363-9685
This gala fundraiser “out on the farm” supports Soil Born Farms’ urban agriculture and education programs. Dozens of local restaurants, wineries and breweries offer samples of their favorite foods and beverages in this kickoff to Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Week.
• FALL BENEFIT PERENNIAL SALE
Where: 3072 24th St., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Sunday and Monday
Details: (916) 617-7516
Perennials expert Bob Hamm hosts this large sale featuring rare and unusual perennials – at the perfect time for planting. Proceeds benefit the Sunburst Projects’ holiday program for children and families living with AIDS and HIV.
• AUTUMN GARDEN FAIRE
Where: Secret Garden, 8450 W. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today
Details: www. secretgarden-online.com, (916) 682.6839
Several craftspeople and nursery specialists will offer their wares and expertise during this big garden party. Among the featured vendors are Sean Bigley (Mad Man Bamboo) and succulent garden maker Merlyn Lenear.
• BONSAI AUCTION
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday
The American Bonsai Association hosts its annual club auction. Public welcome. During this fun and lively event, bid on bonsai trees, pots and tools. Preview at 6 p.m.; auction starts at 6:30 p.m.
• CEMETERY ADVENTURES FOR BEGINNERS
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m,. next Saturday
Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 448-0811
Designed for third-grade children and younger, this special guided family tour explores the cemetery’s flora and fauna from a kid’s perspective.
– Debbie Arrington