UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Harvest Day

We hope you were able to join us for Sacramento's ultimate gardening event!

Visitors were able to listen to great speakers, taste tree ripened fruit, grapes and cherry tomatoes.  They got gardening questions answered at the Plant Clinic and visited the educational tables. They toured the demonstration gardens and the Fair Oaks Community Gardens.  Click here to see some of what was in the vegetable demonstration garden.

Attendees were able to bid on items at the Silent Auction and they shopped for garden merchandise and plants.  There were also food trucks there for lunch (or breakfast)—Mama Kim Cooks, Ciao Chow and Luciano's Scoop (gelato/sorbet).

It was be a wonderful day! Plan to join us next year.

Saturday, August 1, 2015    8am to 2pm
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
 11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard

Fair Oaks, CA 95628


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Harvest Day Speakers

Research Meets Reality: Fruit Tree Pest and Drought Challenges
Chuck Ingels
Farm and Horticulture Advisor,
UC Cooperative Extension Sacramento County
Quentyn Young
Manager Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery,
UC Master Gardener

Lush and colorful: Year Round Beauty with Water-Wise Plants
Janet Sluis
Curator, Sunset Western Garden Collection

Going Organic
Patricia Boudier and Company 
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply

Cooking in Season
Rick Mahan
Owner and chef,
The Waterboy Restaurant and One Speed Pizza 

Please note that the correct time for Chef Rick Mahan's presentation is 12:45-1:30. The time in printed versions of the Harvest Day brochure is incorrect.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Composting Mini Workshops

9:30 The Wonder of Working Worms
 9:30 Basic Composting
10:45 The Wonder of Working Worms
11:00 Hot vs Cold Pile
12:30 The Wonder of Working Worms
 12:30 Tools of the Trade


Water Efficient Landscape Mini Tours

9:15 Blend Natives into Your Water-Wise Garden
10:30 Mint Family Plants in the Water Efficient Landscape
12:15 Mediterranean Climate Plants for the Water Efficient Landscape


Where to find it at Harvest Day

HD map 2014
Click here to view and print a larger version of this map (PDF, 423KB).

Only service dogs are allowed at Harvest Day.  We love our pooches, but Harvest Day is not the place for them!

Watch Harvest Day videos!

Harvest Day 2014 highlights.

Master Gardener Program Coordinator Judy McClure talks about Harvest Day 2013.

Master Gardener Tracy Lesperance describes some of the new things Harvest Day 2013 visitors were able to see at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

Launch Image Gallery: Harvest Day 2013      

to see some pictures of Harvest Day 2013

2014 Harvest Day Business Sponsors

Thank you to the many businesses that help make Harvest Day a huge success through their generous support! 

Community Partners
- The Sacramento Bee
- Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District

Blue Thumb Sponsor
- Regional Water Authority

Harvest Gold Sponsors
- Atlas Disposal
- E. B. Stone & Son
- Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Green Thumb Sponsors
- Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery
- Green Acres Nursery

Blooming Business Sponsors
- Aba Daba Rents
- Arctic Glacier
- Dave Wilson Nursery
- Four Winds Growers
- Mary's Gone Crackers
- Renee's Garden Seeds
Small Planet Foods

2014 Educational Tables

American River Water Education Center
Association of Professional Landscape Designers
California Native Plant Society – Sacramento
       Valley Chapter
City of Folsom
City of Roseville Utility Exploration Center
Dave Wilson Nursery
E. B. Stone & Son
El Dorado Nursery
EcoLandscape California
Four Winds Growers
Green Acres Nursery
Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven
Hunter Industries
Living Resources Company
Sacramento Historic Cemetery (Native Plant
      Demonstration Garden)
Regional Water Authority
Roseville Better Garden Club
Sacramento Audubon Society
Sacramento Area Beekeepers Association
Sacramento Area Community Garden Coalition
Sacramento County Libraries
Sacramento County Waste Management
Sacramento County Dept. of Water Resources
      (Stormwater Quality)
Sacramento Historic Rose Garden
Sacramento Perennial Plant Club
Sacramento Tree Foundation
Sierra Foothills Rose Society
Solar Cookers International
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
The Sacramento Bee
Two Flew the Coop
UC Arboretum
UCCE Master Food Preservers

2014 Silent Auction Donors

Big Oak Nursery
Byuti Salon & Spa
Calkin & Boudreaux Dermatology
Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery
Genesis Fabric Pots
Hunter Industries
Kerrie Kelly Designs
Morningsun Herb Farm
Sutter Buttes Olive Oil
Talini's Nursery
The Gifted Gardener
...plus dozens of great items from Master Gardeners

Launch Image Gallery: Some 2014 auction items   

2014 Gardening-related Vendors

Genesis Fabric Pots
Morningsun Herb Farm
The Succulent Man
Tranquill Gardens

Harvest Day map

Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

To get directions to the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center and Harvest Day, click on the orange balloon above.

Download the Harvest Day 2014 brochure here (PDF 1.2MB).  Please note that printed versions of the brochure have the incorrect time for Chef Rick Mahan's presentation.  The correct time is 12:45 to 1:30.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Harvest Day 2014 sponsorship opportunities

See the ways you can help sponsor Harvest Day and the benefits you will receive.

4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827       Master Gardener Phone:  916.876.5338             Fax:  916.875.6233

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