• 26TH ANNUAL WOODLAND STROLL THROUGH HISTORY
Explore Woodland’s past — including such historic Victorian homes as the Gable Mansion — during this community event. Free walking tours will be guided by docents in period dress. There will be lots of live music and entertainment, too, plus a farmers market at Heritage Plaza this morning and sidewalk sale on Main Street all day.
• ELK GROVE GARDEN BIRTHDAY PARTY
• ROSE FESTIVAL EXTRAORDINAIRE
In honor of its silver anniversary, the Mother Lode Rose Society hosts a spectacular rose show – with a twist. In addition to displays of cut flowers and arrangements, this fest features rose photography and artwork.
• SUSTAINABILITY FAIR
UC master gardeners of Contra Costa County present their version of Harvest Day. Learn about composting, backyard chickens, grapes, beekeeping, lawn removal, native plants and more. Among the speakers will be UC Davis Arboretum horticulture director Ellen Zagory, who will discuss plants that attract beneficial insects and pollinators.
• ROSE PROPAGATION WORKSHOP
Learn how to select the best plant material, how to prepare cuttings and how to root them using the “terrarium” method. Then, learn how to coax those cuttings into mature rose bushes. Participants may take some cuttings home, too.
• 27TH ANNUAL AFRICAN VIOLET SHOW AND PLANT SALE
The Delta Gesneriad and African Violet Society hosts this beautiful show and sale featuring hundreds of plants. Find self-watering ceramic pots and violet supplies, too. For a donation, club members will re-pot your plants.