Fall Gardening Clinic & Organic Plant Sale

Fall Gardening Clinic & Organic Plant Sale

  •  Sat., August 28, 2021
     8:00am - 1:00pm

Learn how to grow vibrant, tasty and healthy plants from our knowledgeable staff and community educators. Get your free tickets at the Purple Class Check-in Tent on the day of the event. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Class topics will include: Preparing a Fall Garden, Gardening with Native Plants, Raising Backyard Chickens and Fall Fruit Tree Planting and Care. All classes will be outside in shady areas with room for social distancing. In addition to classes, there will be outdoor walks, talks and a farm tour: Pollinator Garden, Herb Walk and Talk and Explore Cordova Creek.

Shop for cool weather crops, garden amendments and more at our organic fall plant sale!
With fall around the corner our nursery is filling with leafy greens, brassicas, lettuces and more. Shop in person on Saturday, August 28, in our newly constructed nursery for your fall garden goods and seedlings, or order in advance online to pick up at our weekly drive-thru marketplace. Choose from a variety of herbs including chives, mint, lemon balm, rosemary and nettles. Start your fall garden with mixed lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, arugula, chard, pak choi and cabbage. Attract beneficial pollinators to your yard with mixed fall flowers, passionflower, rose geranium and more. We will also have a large selection of fruit trees for sale (apple, apricot, cherry, fig, olive, nectarine, plum, peach, pluot and pear). All plants are organically grown with love, and selected for the Sacramento area.
Visit our Phoebe’s Tea and Snack Bar for organic Pachamama coffee, farm-brewed organic artisan beverages, local hand-crafted baked goods, FatFace popsicles and other delicious snacks. Phoebe’s Tea and Snack Bar (open 8am-12pm) is teen powered and voted best pit stop on the bike trail. Sit and relax in Bird Sanctuary and Tea Garden while listening to Millington Strings, a local string quartet that performs classical and a wide and eclectic repertoire of music from 9am-12pm.
Class Schedule

8:15-9:15 AM Preparing a Fall Garden with Shawn Harrison, Soil Born Farms

9:30-10:30 AM Gardening with Native Plants with Mark Shaffer, California Native Plant Society

10:45-11:45 AM Raising Backyard Chickens with Greg Howes & Brian Fikes, Two Flew the Coop

12-1 PM Fall Fruit Tree Planting & Care with Shawn Harrison, Soil Born Farms

Tours, Walks and Talks Schedule 

8-9 AM Pollinator Garden Walk & Talk with Cliff Hawley, Naturalist

8-9 AM  Explore Cordova Creek Walk & Talk with Shannon Hardwicke, Soil Born Farms (Wear rain boots or sturdy shoes that can get wet)

9-10 AM Farm Tour with Tyler Stowers, Soil Born Farms

10-11 AM Herb Walk & Talk with Kellan MacKay, Soil Born Farms 

Price: FREE

Location: American River Ranch in the Schoolhouse, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670