Free Events

Grow Your Own Festival

June 8

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

May 18 @ 1:49 pm

Join us for the 2nd annual Grow-Your-Own Festival, a FREE community event celebrating the joys and benefits of edible gardening in high-elevation regions.

This event will be hosted at three unique locations: Tahoe City, Truckee, and South Lake Tahoe. These special events will feature a high-elevation seedling sale and edible gardening demos with a particular emphasis on watershed-friendly practices. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just starting, this event has something for everyone. Grow with us!

Event Activities, 11am-2pm

  • Pick up your pre-ordered seedlings at the Slow Food booth
  • Seedling Sale – (while supplies last) CASH ONLY
  • Learn to grow high-elevation vegetable crops with Master Gardeners.  Ask the experts questions; each Master Gardener will have their own table. Stop by to visit with each one:
    • Leafy greens -w/Alison Toy
    • Edible Flowers w/Cindy Wise
    • Tomatoes & Peppers w/Sue Tanzi 
    • Root Crops w/Dave Long
    • Peas & Beans w/Dave Long
    • Squash & Pumpkin w/Carrie Scarvie
    • Onions & Leeks w/Jason Toups
    • Potatoes w/Dave Long
    • MicroGreens and Kids Activities w/Roxanne Bruce
  • Meyers Elementary 4th grade class w/Brandi Caskey
    • Hanging Strawberry Baskets
    • Hanging Flower Baskets
    • Herb seedlings – mint, chives, rosemary, parsley, calendula, stevia
  • Learn about educational & volunteer opportunities with:
    • UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe
    • UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center
    • Slow Food Lake Tahoe
  • Who else will be at the festival?
    • Great Basin Institute
    • STUPD/Tahoe Friendly Gardens 
    • Leadership Lake Tahoe 
    • Sugar Pine Foundation
    • South Lake Garden Club 
    • Carson High School Greenhouse 
    • Full Circle Soils and Compost
  • Food & Drink available for purchase at the Pope House Kitchen
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