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Celebrate Sacramento’s bounty; garden like a native

The Sacramento chapter of the California Native Plant Society hosts its annual plant sale Sept. 23 at Shepard Garden and Arts Center in McKinley Park.
The Sacramento chapter of the California Native Plant Society hosts its annual plant sale Sept. 23 at Shepard Garden and Arts Center in McKinley Park. aseng@sacbee.com

Farm-to-Fork Festival

Where: Capitol Mall, between Fourth and Seventh streets, Sacramento

When: 11 a.m.-6:30 Saturday, Sept. 23

Admission: Free

Details: www.farmtofork.com

Hundreds of local restaurants, craft breweries, wineries, farms, ranches, markets and other vendors take part in this fifth annual salute to Sacramento’s farm-to-fork bounty. Cooking demonstrations, food samples, music and more make this a gigantic Sacramento block party.

Native Plant Sale and Art Mart

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24

Admission: Free

Details: http://SacValley.CNPS.org

Fall is for planting. Find hundreds of native plants – plus much more – at this sale, hosted by the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. This popular event expands this year to include an art market, featuring “Art on the Wild Side,” inside the Shepard Center with the plant sales outdoors.

Tour: Beyond the Veil

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23

Admission: $10 (online only; no tickets at the gate)

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com

This special twilight tour of the cemetery and its famous gardens focused on spiritualism and the occult. If the spirits are willing, expect some special guest appearances.

Pollinator Gardening

Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis campus

When: 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24

Admission: Free

Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu

Learn how to bring bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden, with the help of Yolo County master gardeners and UC Davis experts.

Debbie Arrington

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