County and Harvest Fairs
Master Gardeners maintain information tables a the Sonoma County Fair and other selected fairs throughout the county. At these tables, Master Gardeners are able to provide unique assistance to the home gardener.
Come see the UC Master Gardeners of Sonoma County Demonstration Garden at the Sonoma County Fair from August 3-13, 2017!
Keep your garden “green” by using materials in your garden that are permeable (like our decomposed granite patio), recyclable, and natural (like our mulch). Composting kitchen & garden waste reduces the amount of landfill and feeds microbes in the soil. It’s easy to build a compost bin similar to the one in the demonstration garden.
Growing your own food is fun, and it tastes so much better than store-bought produce. Our food demonstration garden at the County Fair shows how to grow great herbs & vegetables in our climate. Check out the drip irrigation in the raised beds, maximizing watering efficiency. And lastly, to create a habitat inviting to birds and bees, we just need to add plants to attract pollinators and provide cover as well as a source of water and good nesting sites. Visit our Sustainable Home Gardening web page for more information on the 7 key principles of sustainable gardening.
First Winner of County Fair UC Master Gardener of Sonoma County Sustainability Award for 2017