El Dorado County Fair
Grow N' Show
your plants at the fair!
Special Class for Budding Young Gardeners Offered
Date: March 10, 2018
Time: 10am - 11am
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 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County.
“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 will be encouraged to demonstrate their new skills by entering their plants in peer competition at the upcoming county fair.
The instructors are UCCE Master Gardeners, experienced educators, who will demonstrate a variety of simple propagation techniques. The plants, soil and pots will be provided and the children will be able to take their work home to foster for entry in the fair in June.
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 for competition will be provided. The event will be held at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden behind Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville. There is a $2 parking fee.
Pre-register here: Show What You Grow Registration
For additional information contact the Master Gardener office at 530-621-5512.
More pictures from last years fun-filled Grow n' Show event!