UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Harvest Day

Join us for Sacramento's ultimate gardening event!

Listen to great speakers (see the topics and times below). Taste tree ripened fruit, grapes and cherry tomatoes.  Get your gardening questions answered at the Plant Clinic. Visit the educational tables. Tour the demonstration gardens and the Fair Oaks Community Gardens.  Click here for a preview of what you'll see at the vegetable demonstration garden.

Bid on items at the Silent Auction. Shop for garden merchandise and plants.  Get lunch (or breakfast) at the food trucks—Mama Kim Cooks, Ciao Chow and Luciano's Scoop (gelato/sorbet).

It will be a wonderful day! 

Saturday, August 2, 2014    8am to 2pm
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
 11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard

Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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Harvest Day Speakers

8:30-9:15
Research Meets Reality: Fruit Tree Pest and Drought Challenges
Chuck Ingels
Farm and Horticulture Advisor,
UC Cooperative Extension Sacramento County
and
Quentyn Young
Manager Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery,
UC Master Gardener

9:45-10:30
Lush and colorful: Year Round Beauty with Water-Wise Plants
Janet Sluis
Curator, Sunset Western Garden Collection

11:30-12:15
Going Organic
Patricia Boudier and Company 
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply

12:45-1:30
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

  -Basic Composting
10:45 -The Wonder of Working Worms
11:00 -Hot vs Cold Pile
12:30 -The Wonder of Working Worms
  -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 2013 videos!

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

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           Phone:  916.875.6913              Fax:  916.875.6233

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