El Dorado County Fair
Grow n' Show!
Saturday, April 9th 2022
Sherwood Demonstration Garden
The fun of growing plants, and 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 Sherwood Demonstration Garden is behind Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville.
More pictures from last years fun-filled Grow n' Show event!