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Placer master gardener workshops at Roseville show

New Tri-County event Aug. 19-21 at Roebbelen Center

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Composting will be the topic of the first of three
seminars by the Placer master gardeners during
the Tri-County Home & Garden Show next week.
(Photo courtesy UC ANR)
The Placer County master gardeners aren't letting any grass grow under their feet this month. They'll be on hand and presenting workshops during the new Tri-County Home & Garden Show,  Aug. 19-21 at the Roebbelen Center @ The Grounds, 700 Event Center Drive, Roseville.

The master gardeners will be in their booth all three days and have scheduled three workshops during the show:

-- Composting, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19.

-- Preparing Your Garden for the Winter, 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20.

-- Lawn Replacement, 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21.

Other garden-related seminars during the show will be presented by The Plant Lady Marlene Simon; Tora Rocha of the Pollinator Posse and the California Master Beekeeper Program.

Show hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20-21. Admission is $10 general, $5 seniors and free for children 12; discounts are available online

For more information on the show, go to

For the full Placer master gardener event calendar for the remainder of 2022, go to


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