This Saturday, September 7, the Contra Costa County Master Gardeners are hosting a sustainability fair at Our Garden in Walnut Creek. 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of our master gardener program, and what better way to celebrate than doing what we do best – sharing our passion for gardening with our community.
If you’ve been to an Our Garden presentation held Wednesdays throughout the summer, you’ll be right at home listening to one of the talks under the oak tree. Presentations include an introduction to canning and preserving and the art of successfully growing winter vegetables.
More of a hands-on person? You’ll appreciate the eleven demos going on throughout the day, on topics ranging from sheet mulching and backyard chickens to gardening in containers. Check out presentation and demo topics and times here.
I’ll be working at the children’s activity area, and have been busy the past weekends building mason bee blocks kids can decorate and take home. I didn’t do all the work myself (or any of it, actually).
In addition to Nick and fellow MG Roxy, Roxy’s kids pitched in with hole drilling. Clearly they feel our program can benefit from some gangsta-style cool.
Our other kids’ project? Planting Easter egg radish seeds in biodegradable newspaper containers, instructions and photo courtesy of HG TV.
Seriously, could there BE a cuter vegetable? And only a month to maturity which is about as close as you can come to instant gratification in the world of vegetable gardening.
But wait, there’s more! Many of our community partners are joining us with booths and winter vegetable starts will be for sale - a full list is here. Food trucks will be in the adjacent parking lot for those of you who require a little fuel to power you through a day of gardening education.
Saturday, September 7
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Corner of North Wiget Lane and Shadelands Drive in Walnut Creek
Hope to see you there!