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

Harvest Day 2019


We hope you enjoyed
the 2019 event!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

8 AM - 2 PM

A Gardener's Dream Day!

Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
Inspired by Chuck Ingels
11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard

Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Find us!


Business Sponsors

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


8:30 - 9:15

Container Gardens: Water Wisdom
Debbie Flower
Horticulture Professor, Retired
Read more about Debbie

9:45 - 10:30

To Fertilize or Not to Fertilize
Kevin Marini
Home Horticulture/Composting Educator;
UC Master Gardener Programs Manager
Read more about Kevin

11:00 - 11:45

Getting To the Root of
Planting Trees and Shrubs

Pam Bone
Landscape Horticulturist
UCCE Lifetime Master Gardener
Read more about Pam

Mini Workshops/Demos

20 minutes each

Water-Efficient Landscape

10:00 Creating a Wildlife Habitat
11:15 Butterfly Basics: Attracting Butterflies to the Garden


9:20 Pests and Problems in the Vineyard
10:15 Six Steps to Success in the Vineyard
11:15 Vineyard Q & A Session


9:20 Making a Worm Bin: Worm Composting Basics
10:15 Backyard Composting Basics
11:00 Worm Wrangling: Worm Composting Basics
11:45 Critters in the Compost Pile: Composting Basics

Garden Highlights

Berries: Presenting an expanded selection including Golden Currant and many thornless varieties.

Orchard: Self-guided tour with Master Gardeners on hand to answer specific questions such as codling moths and fire blight.

Vegetables: Recognized as an All-American Selections Display Garden, this year showcasing AAS varieties of tomatoes, peppers, squash, corn, melons and much more.

Herbs: Featuring edible flowers in collaboration with the UCCE Master Food Preservers.

Plant Clinic

Bring questions and samples of your problem plants or insects to the Master Gardeners.



Download the Harvest Day 2019 brochure (PDF 1.6MB)




Service Dogs Only

As always, service dogs only are allowed at Fair Oaks Horticulture Center events. Thank you.

Where to find it

Download to print the FOHC map. (PDF 82KB)


Map to Harvest Day

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

To get directions, click on the orange balloon.


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See who supports us.

We thank you all!


Resource List

To save paper on Harvest Day, we publish a list of resources to answer all your questions on various topics.  From UCIPM Pest Notes, to our own publications, to University books and websites--even speaker presentations when available.  It's all here!

Educational Tables

  • American River Water Education Center
  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers
  • California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • California Native Plant Society, Sacramento Chapter
  • California Urban Forests Council, Sacramento Valley Chapter
  • E.B. Stone & Son
  • Effie Yeaw Nature Center
  • Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery
  • Green Acres Nursery & Supply
  • Haagen-Daz Honey Bee Haven
  • Hunter Industries
  • Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches
  • Kellogg Garden Products
  • Mary Nesel, Lyon Real Estate
  • Meristem
  • Oakmont of Fair Oaks
  • Organic Gardening Club of California
  • Regional Water Authority
  • ReScape California
  • Sacramento Area Community Garden Coalition
  • Sacramento Audubon Society
  • Sacramento Area Beekeepers Association
  • Sacramento County Library
  • Sacramento County Water Resources, Stormwater Quality Program
  • Sacramento Digs Gardening
  • Sacramento Historic Rose Garden
  • SMUD
  • Sacramento Perennial Plant Club
  • Sacramento Tree Foundation
  • Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District
  • Sierra Foothills Rose Society
  • Smog ‘N’ Go
  • Sprinkler Service & Supply, Inc.
  • Two Flew the Coop
  • UCCE Expanded Food and Nutrition Program
  • UCCE Master Food Preservers


  • Big Oak Nursery
  • Full Moon Metal Design 
  • Morningsun Herb Farm
  • Succulent Sirens 
  • Talini’s Nursery
  • Tranquill Gardens
  • VESCO Tools 
  • Wild Jules
  • Yankee Glass Art 
  • YatesArt – metal art
  • Zman Farms

Food trucks

  • Chando’s Tacos
  • Culinerdy Cruzer
  • Java Johnny’s Specialty Coffee
  • Luciano’s Scoop



  • Grape tasting (free)

Master Gardener sales (cash/check only)

  • 2020 Gardening Guide and Calendar 
  • Worm bins
  • Grape plants in the vineyard
  • Make-your-own solar dyed botanical scarves


Watch Harvest Day videos

Harvest Day 2019

Harvest Day 2018

Harvest Day 2017

Harvest Day 2016

Harvest Day 2015

Harvest Day 2014

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

Master Gardener Tracy Lesperance describes the new things Harvest Day 2013 visitors saw.

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

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