On Saturday, September 6, Contra Costa Master Gardeners (CCMG) is hosting their second annual community event promoting healthy gardening with a sustainable garden fair that features hands-on demonstrations, topical talks, a plant sale, and self-guided tours of “Our Garden,” the Master Gardener’s demonstration site in Walnut Creek.
“This day is designed to give each of us ideas on simple things we can do to help our environment. All of us making small changes can make a positive impact on the environment,” according to Laura McCauley, CCMG Association President of the all-volunteer organization.
The Second Annual Sustainability Fair will feature more than one dozen organizations demonstrating how people can create a sustainable lifestyle. Strategies to be discussed include recycling, seed saving, sheet mulching, smart-water usage and how to replace a lawn using drought-tolerant UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars. There will also be a Children’s Activity Center, vendors offering healthy local food and ongoing talks and demonstrations about removing your lawn, growing vegetables, raising chickens, beekeeping, beneficial insects, making good compost, and much more.
Judy Ryan, CCMG Sustainability Fair coordinator said she is excited to see so many other organizations joining together to promote sustainability in neighborhoods and communities.
The Second Annual Sustainability Fair will be held at the CCMG demonstration site at N. Wiget Lane and Shadelands Drive in Walnut Creek, CA (map).
Event hours are 10 AM – 3 PM.