• SACRAMENTO GOLD RUSH PAPER SHOW
All things paper are part of this large show. Free evaluations will be offered. Collectors can find antique papers from the California Gold Rush era, maps, manuscripts and printed California history, U.S and world stamps, Old West documents, post cards, Civil War diaries, trip scrapbooks, vintage photo albums and more.
• DEADHEADING AT DAYBREAK
OK, it’s not quite dawn, but it’s early. Beat the heat and help volunteers at the historic cemetery’s renowned rose garden tidy up its summer blooms. Late-risers welcome, too. Bring gloves; tools will be provided. Refreshments will be served.
• WAYS TO REDUCE GARDENING WATER USE
Start saving more water now. Learn how to spot problems and fix your irrigation system, develop the best watering schedule and incorporate new water saving technologies into your landscape.
• BAD POETRY AND PURPLE PROSE
A little later in the cemetery’s gardens, this Eric Bradner tour focuses on the sentimental verse and overwrought prose beloved (and sometimes written) by Sacramento’s pioneers. Hear for yourself during this special tour guaranteed to raise groans from the dead.
• WHAT’S UP WITH PLANTS DOWN UNDER?
During this guided tour, explore plants native to New Zealand and Australia that have adapted well to the Sacramento Valley.
• LET WORMS DO THE WORKS
Sacramento County Master Gardeners share their expertise on vermicomposting – worm composting – a fun and easy way to turn kitchen waste into backyard gold. Learn about red wigglers (including what to feed them), making a bin and harvesting the castings – rich compost – for your garden.