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History and Funding

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Brief History

1998 – Orchard planted; first workshops and Harvest Day

2000 – Center expanded to vineyard, berry area, vegetable garden, and herbs

2002 – Pond installed

2003 – Water-Efficient Landscape gardens established

2004 – 1,000 people at Harvest Day

2006 – Open Garden days added; back citrus row planted

2008 – Compost demonstration started

2010 – 2,000 people at Harvest Day

2013 – 3,000 people at Harvest Day

2015 – Ultra Water-Efficient Landscape planted

2016 – Pond rebuilt
 

Chuck Ingels, Sacramento County Farm Advisor, tells the history of the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.


Major Funding Sources to Establish the Center
:

Elvenia J. Slosson Endowment Fund (UC Davis)

California Department of Water Resources, Water Use Efficiency Program

Sacramento County Transient Occupancy Tax

Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District

Regional Water Authority

Fair Oaks Water District

4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827       Master Gardener Phone:  916.876.5338             Fax:  916.875.6233

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