UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Harvest Day 2023

Harvest Day 2023!

We hope you enjoyed
this year's event as
much as we did!

A Gardener's
Dream Day!


Harvest Day

August 5, 2023
8 AM until 2 PM

2023 Business Sponsors

Thank you to the many businesses that help make Harvest Day 2023
a huge success through their generous support.

2023 Keynote Speakers

See our speaker photos/biographies

Located in the Speakers Tent:

8:30 - 9:15 AM

Fred Hoffman

UC Master Gardener of Sacramento County
Host of Podcast
“Garden Basics with Farmer Fred”

and Debbie Flower

Horticulture Professor (retired)

Tips for Saving Time, Money and Water in the Garden


9:45 - 10:30 AM

Angela Laws

Endangered Species Conservation Biologist
Climate Change Lead
Xerces Society

Habitat Gardening for Pollinators in a Changing World


11:00 - 11:45 AM

Pam Bone

Lifetime Master Gardener
Landscape Horticulturist

Home Reforestation: Establishment of Landscape Trees


"Mini" talks
throughout the day

8:45 AM

Making a Worm Bin
Kiwi/Grape Arbor

Why Garden with Native Plants?
WEL Round Patio

9:30 AM

Tips for Successful Grape Growing
Kiwi/Grape Arbor

Herbs in Daily Life
Fragrance, Flavor and More
WEL Round Patio

10:15 AM

Grape Plant Propagation
Kiwi/Grape Arbor

Sprinkler to Drip Irrigation Conversion
Lower Arbor

11:00 AM

Do's and Don'ts for Safe and Successful Backyard Composting
Kiwi/Grape Arbor

Gardening for Wildlife
WEL Round Patio

12:00 Noon

How it's Made (compost that is)
Backyard vs. County
Kiwi/Grape Arbor

Cane Berry Pruning
Lower Arbor

Find all the speaker topics/locations (pdf)


Download the Harvest Day brochure. (PDF 1.3MB)


Service Dogs Only

As always, service dogs only are allowed at Fair Oaks Horticulture Center events. Thank you.


Join Us!

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Fair Oaks Horticulture Center

11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard (map/directions)
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Where to find it

Download to print the FOHC map. (PDF 82KB)


2023 education tables

  • UC Master Gardeners - Ask the Master Gardeners Info Table
  • Sacramento County 4-H
  • Audubon Society
  • California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • California Native Plant Society, Sacramento Valley Chapter
  • EB Stone
  • Effie Yeaw Nature Center
  • Fair Oaks Library
  • Fair Oaks Water District
  • Florin-Perkins Landscape Materials
  • Green Acres Nursery and Supply
  • Hunter Industries
  • Kellogg Garden Products
  • LeafFilter
  • UC Master Food Preservers
  • The Renaissance Society
  • Sacramento Area Community Garden Coalition
  • Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society
  • Sacramento Chapter of CA Urban Forest Council
  • Sacramento County Dept of Water Resources, Stormwater Quality
  • Sacramento County Dept of Waste Management and Recycling
  • Sacramento Perennial Plant Club
  • Sacramento Tree Foundation
  • Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District
  • Sierra Foothills Rose Society
  • SMUD
  • UCCE Expanded Food and Nutrition Program
  • UC Davis Bee Haven
  • William Walker Law Office
  • Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

2023 vendors

  • Exotic Plants
  • Full Moon Metal Design
  • Miridae Mobile Nursery
  • Morningsun Herb Farm
  • Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Society
  • Tranquill Gardens
  • UCD Olive Center
  • Wild Birds and Gardens 
  • Yankee Glass Art (doing business as Hummingbird Feeders R Us)

2023 food trucks

  • Chando's Tacos
  • Hefty Gyros
  • Java Johnny's
  • Sweet Tooth Ice Cream Cart


Master Gardener sales

2024 Gardening Guide and Calendar


Watch Past Harvest Day videos

If you missed our 2020 and 2021 virtual
events, view videos and recordings on our
YouTube Channel!


Harvest Day 2019 (2:23 min.)

Harvest Day 2018 (1:49 min.)

Harvest Day 2017 (1:52 min.)

Harvest Day 2016 (1:03 min.)

Harvest Day 2015 (1:00 min.)

Harvest Day 2014 (2:09 min.)

Master Gardener Program Coordinator Judy McClure talks about Harvest Day 2013. (0.46 min.)

Master Gardener Tracy Lesperance describes the new things Harvest Day 2013 visitors saw. (2:11 min.)

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

Webmaster Email: mgsacramento@ucanr.edu