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The Week Ahead: Take out turf, taste tomatoes

Elk Grove hosts a tomato-tasting festival.
Elk Grove hosts a tomato-tasting festival. apayne@sacbee.com

Workshop: Lawn alternatives and irrigation retrofits

Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, all locations

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 22

Admission: Free

Details: idiggreenacres.com

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

Admission: Free

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.

Debbie Arrington