163rd California State Fair
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24
Admission: $12; youths (5-16), $8; children age 4 and under admitted free
Sacramento’s summer blockbuster wraps up this weekend for another summer. Several exhibits are geared toward gardening and growing food. Learn about pollinators and how to create a water-wise landscape at The Farm.
Workshop: Lawn alternatives
Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, all locations.
When: 9 a.m. Saturday, July 23
Ready to redo your lawn into something more drought-tolerant? This workshop presents low-water lawn alternatives – and how to retrofit your sprinkler system to drip irrigation. The July 30 workshop topic: Succulents and water-wise companion planting.
Workshop: Water-wise gardening
Where: San Juan Water District Boardroom, 9935 Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay
When: 9 a.m-noon Saturday, July 23
Admission: Free; call for reserved seat
Marie Simon, “The Plant Lady” on “Good Day Sacramento,” leads this three-hour workshop on drought-busting basics, from the importance of good soil to plant selection.