Get answers, plants during busy last day of summer

Published: Friday, Sep. 20, 2013 - 11:45 am

• 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

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

Details: www.abasbonsai.org, breadcrust@comcast.net

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

Admission: Free

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



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