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The Week Ahead: Last chance to catch State Fair this year

Green Acres offers workshops on turning your lawn into a drought-tolerant landscape.
Green Acres offers workshops on turning your lawn into a drought-tolerant landscape. lsterling@sacbee.com

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

Details: www.castatefair.org

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

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

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

Details: 916-791-2663

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.

Debbie Arrington

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