Debbie Arrington

Seeds: Open Garden Day

Debbie Arringon’s Seeds column will return in full on March 21.


About 6,000 volunteers are certified UC master gardeners in county programs throughout the state dedicated to helping the public and answering questions. Since their debut in 1979, California master gardeners have contributed nearly 4.5 million volunteer hours.

In Sacramento County, master gardeners are still out in force. They give the public a chance to tap their considerable expertise and training during Open Garden Days. Demonstrations at the March event will include those on worm composting, vegetable gardening, water-wise landscaping, controlling orchard pests and home vineyard management.

Where: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, Fair Oaks Park, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks

When: 9 a.m.-noon March 14

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 875-6913,