Workshop: Lawn alternatives and irrigation retrofits
Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, all locations
When: 9 a.m. Aug. 22
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Thinking about transitioning away from turf? Learn how to replace your lawn with water-wise landscape and switch your sprinklers to efficient drip systems.
Succulent garden class
Where: Relles Florist, 2400 J St., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. Aug. 22
Admission: $30 including supplies
Details: 916-441-1478, rellesflorist.com
Learn how to create a succulent garden and care for succulents. Class includes container and plants for your finished garden to take home. Bring garden gloves. Class size is limited; call in advance to reserve a seat.
Great tomato tasting festival
Where: Elk Grove Community Garden, 10025 Hampton Oak Drive, Elk Grove
When: 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 22
Details: 916-685-8010, elkgrovecommunitygarden.org
Taste dozens of different varieties of home-grown tomatoes in this 10th annual event. Find garden fun for the whole family, too.