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

Harvest Day 2024

A Gardener's
Dream Day!


Harvest Day

Saturday, August 3, 2024
8 AM until 2 PM

Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
Inspired by Chuck Ingels
11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard

Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Map and directions

2024 Business Sponsors

Thank you to the many businesses that help make Harvest Day 2024
a huge success through their generous support.

2024 Keynote Speakers

See our speaker photos/biographies


Located in the Speakers Tent:

8:30 - 9:15 AM

Kevin Marini

Community Education Specialist:
Home Horticulture and Defensible Space
UCCE Placer and Nevada Counties

Nurturing Soils and Bagged Mixes
for Better Plants


9:45 - 10:30 AM

Ed Laivo

Fruit tree specialist, Ed Able Solutions

Container Grown Fruit Trees:
Pros and Cons


11:00 - 11:45 AM

Greg Gayton

Marketing and Community Outreach
Green Acres Nursery and Supply

Plants that Grow Well in Zone 9B


30-minute "Mini" talks
throughout the day


8:45 AM

Tips for Successful Grape Growing
Kiwi/Grape Arbor

Beyond Basil: Kitchen Herbs
Lower Arbor

9:30 AM

Why and How to Press Plants
Kiwi/Grape Arbor

Cane Berry Pruning
Lower Arbor

10:15 AM

Wonderful World of Succuents
Kiwi/Grape Arbor

Controlling Codling Moths
Lower Arbor

11:00 AM

Grapevine Propagation
Kiwi/Grape Arbor

Espalier Trees
Lower Arbor

12:00 Noon

Composting with Worms
Kiwi/Grape Arbor

Amending Soil pH for Blueberries
Lower Arbor

Find all the speaker topics/locations (pdf)


Harvest Day brochure

Harvest Day 2024!

Download the Harvest Day brochure (PDF 3MB)


Service Dogs Only

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


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Fair Oaks Horticulture Center

Map and directions:
11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Fair Oaks, CA 95628


Where to find it

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


2024 vendors

  • Full Moon Metal Design
  • Hummingbird Feeders R Us
  • Miridae Mobile Nursery
  • Morningsun Herb Farm
  • Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Society
  • The Shaman’s Garden
  • UCD Olive Center
  • Fleet Feet

2024 food trucks

  • Chandos
  • World Fare
  • Java Johnny’s
  • Kona Ice

2024 education tables

  • UC Master Gardeners - Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table
  • 4-H Sacramento County
  • Audubon Society
  • California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • EB Stone and Son
  • 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
  • Miller’s Ace Hardware
  • UC Master Food Preservers
  • The Renaissance Society
  • Sacramento Valley Urban Forests Council
  • Sacramento Area Community Garden Coalition
  • Sacramento County Dept of Water Resources, Stormwater Quality
  • Sacramento Digs Gardening
  • Sacramento Perennial Plant Club
  • Sacramento County Dept of Waste Management and Recycling
  • Sacramento Valley Chapter of the Native Plant Society
  • Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District (“Fight the Bite”)
  • SavATree
  • Sierra Foothills Rose Society
  • SMUD
  • UCCE Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
  • William Walker Law Office
  • Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation



Master Gardener sales

2025 Gardening Guide and Calendar, Passionate about Gardening
Cash/check sales begin on Harvest Day.


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