El Dorado County Fair
Show What You Grow at the Fair!
Special Class for Budding Young Gardeners Offered
Date: March 18, 2017, 10 - 11 am
The fun of growing plants, and then showing them at the El Dorado County Fair, is the topic of a simple and engaging hands-on class being presented especially for school-age kids by the El Dorado County Master Gardeners. This free class will be taught Saturday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Floriculture Building at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.
“Grow n’ Show Your Plants at the Fair” is designed for kids ages 5 to 12 and will cover the basics of growing plants.After the budding young gardeners learn the fundamentals they’ll be encouraged to demonstrate their new skills by entering their plants in peer competition at the upcoming county fair.
The instructors are Master Gardener and experienced educators who will demonstrate a variety of simple propagation techniques. Free plants, soil and pots will be provided and the children will be able to take their work home to foster for the fair.
At the end of class there will be a discussion on how the kids can best prepare their plants for fair competition. Fair entry forms will be provided. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. If we know how many kids are attending we can make sure we have enough supplies.
Pre-register here: Show What You Grow Registration
Free parking is available immediately outside the fair’s Floriculture Building. For additional information contact the Master Gardener office at 530-621-5512.
Master Gardener Presentations in the Floriculture Bldg.
Here is the schedule of presentations that will be conducted in the Floriculture Bldg. throughout the fair.
You know you get hot and tired walking around all day. Look at the schedule and come sit down for awhile and indulge your passion for gardening while taking a load of your doggies.
THURSDAY - Schedule TBD
FRIDAY - Schedule TBD
SATURDAY - Schedule TBD
SUNDAY - Schedule TBD