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My Garden Live: Good Day Sacramento

This morning my garden went live with Courtney Dempsey on Channel 31 to promote the Edible Garden Tour and water wise gardening. Good Day Sacramento is a live local morning program. The crew showed up around 8:45 am and left around 10:00 am all for 5 minutes of television! Susann of the Soroptimist International of Sacramento, which is putting on the Edible Garden Tour for charity, spoke to Courtney about some of my water wise garden techniques. Also my monster Trombetta Squash stole the show if I may say so myself. The Good Day team was really fun to work with and Courtney was really enthusiastic! At the very bottom of this post there is a link to the segment if you want to see the video for yourself.

Does this mean my garden is famous even if it only got 5 minutes of fame?

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Here is a link to the video: Edible Gardens « Good Day Sacramento.

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Big News: East Sac Edible Gardens Tour!

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Every year the Soroptimist International of Sacramento puts on a fundraising event called the East Sacramento Edible Gardens Tour where 6 gardens are featured.

And guess who’s house will be on the 2014 tour? MINE!!!

Since I moved to Sacramento I have gone on the last two tours. It is one of my favorite East Sac events because it has to do with edible gardens. There are plenty of other house tours in Sacramento but this one is dedicated to people growing food. They have a master gardener stationed at each house and musicians from Sacramento Symphonic Winds to provide lovely music as you stroll through the gardens.

Soroptimist International of Sacramento puts on this event as their fundraiser and proceeds go to support women and children in the Sacramento community. This year’s tour proceeds will go to the St. John’s Shelter Program for Real Change which helps mothers in crisis to improve their quality of life and enrich the lives of their families. The garden tour funds will directly support their Employment Readiness Program to help mothers gain and maintain employment. The second charity is Sierra Forever Families which works helps foster children connect with nurturing permanent families. The garden tour funds will directly support Camp Wonder where foster youth connect with adult mentors. So if you go on the tour you can feel good that your dollars are going to help our community.

Did I mention that MY HOUSE is going to be on the tour??

I told my husband that this is the best thing to happen to me all year! I am really very excited about it.

Hope you can make it! Here are the tour details or you can click here:

Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10AM-4PM.

Here are some pictures I took of the tour last year:

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Common Grounds Garden Tour

If you are in the bay area, I highly suggest going on the Common Ground’s 8th Edible Landscaping Tour. I went last year with a good gardening friend. Although the entrance fee is a bit pricey ($35!), I really enjoyed last year’s tour. There was a dizzying array of gardens and they were pretty spread out (from Los Altos to Menlo Park) so you definitely need a car for this tour. Also we were only able to visit about 5 houses out of many, many more before we were exhausted. So when you go to buy your tickets at Common Ground, I would ask which houses meet your interests and hit those first before you tucker out! All of the houses had amazing vegetable gardens, many utilizing the front yards as well as back yards, and many gardens had animals such as ducks, chickens and bees. Also if you have never been in the Common Ground store it is worth checking out!

Unfortunately I can’t make it to this year’s tour. Here is information about the tour:

Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center, Palo Alto, CA

Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Here are some pictures from last year’s tour:

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