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Fair Oaks Horticulture Center

The Issue

Both the public and landscape professionals need hands-on information about growing edible and water-efficient landscape plants to complement information provided by UC publications and web sites.

What Has ANR Done?

The Fair Oaks Horticulture Center is a collaborative project of Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension, the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District and the Fair Oaks Water District. The Center provides a hands-on facility for teaching both landscape professionals and the public how to grow fruit trees, grapes, berries, vegetables and landscape plantings using the least toxic and most water-conserving methods. Each year UC Master Gardeners offer several Saturday morning public workshops at the Center, as well as the annual Harvest Day.

The Payoff

Regional attraction educates many about horticulture

In 2002, more than 2,000 people attended the workshops and tours and over 700 attended Harvest Day 2002. The newly installed 1/2-acre water-efficient landscape demonstration gardens will include handicap-accessible pathways and signage for a self-guided tour.


Supporting Unit: Sacramento County

UC Cooperative Extension
4145 Branch Center Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95827-3898
(916) 875-6913 http://cesacramento.ucdavis.edu