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Colorful rudbeckia are among the perennials blooming at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center in this photo from 2011. The center today marks 100 years of the UC Cooperative Extension.

Happy 100th birthday, UC extension!

Published: Saturday, Jun. 14, 2014 - 12:00 am


Where: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks

When: 8:30-11:30 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: ucanr.edu/sacmg, (916) 875-6913

Join the UC master gardeners as they mark a milestone: The 100th birthday of the UC Cooperative Extension. Take time to tour the horticulture center’s demonstration gardens. Learn how to make the most of your garden including tips for preserving your harvest.


Where: Davis Public Library, 315 East 14th St., Davis

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: (530) 666-8143

Yolo County master gardeners lead this workshop devoted to water-wise gardening including succulents and natives.


Where: Amador Flower Farm, 22001 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday and June 22

Admission: Free

Details: www.amadorflowerfarm.com, (209) 245-6660

Now in its 18th year, this garden party features more than a million flowers — on a 14-acre daylily farm. In the heart of Amador’s wine country, enjoy a day filled with food and flowers at the peak of bloom. Vendors will offer lunch selections or bring your own picnic to enjoy under massive oaks. Garden how-to demonstrations, tram tours and family activities will keep visitors busy.

– Debbie Arrington

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