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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

2018 – 20th Anniversary of the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center

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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