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Community & Outreach

Master Gardeners at the Fair

When you visit the El Dorado County Fair June 14-17, be sure to stop by both the Master Food Preservers and Master Gardener booths.

In addition to offering a place to escape the heat, you can sample a wide assortment of tasty treats at the Master Food Preservers’ corner of the Marshall Building.  You’ll probably try one or two samples that cause you to say, “I gotta make this!” Pick up the recipe handout and class schedule, and then mark your home calendar to come to our free classes.  Master Food Preservers will be at the booth throughout the fair to answer questions about food preservations, the recipes for the samples, and our upcoming classes.

In the Floriculture Building, Master Gardeners will give a variety of short demonstration topics throughout the fair:  Attracting Beneficial Bugs, Beekeeping, Citrus, Demystifying Drip Systems, Gardening with Deer, Herbs, Hummingbirds, Hypertufa, Lawn Substitutes, Pumpkins, Seed Starting, Sustainable Gardening, Vermiculture (Worm Compost), and Wildlife Gardening.  Check our websiteand the County Fair’s online Demonstration schedule for the times of each mini-demonstration and then schedule your fair day around your favorite topics. Got a problem in your garden or just want to talk about your love of gardening?  Stop by the Master Gardener booth anytime to chat with one of our volunteers, they’ll be there until 9pm every day.

See you at the fair!