Gardening festival on South Shore

Brandi Caskey

The Grow Your Own Festival returns June 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe. UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe will provide hands-on demonstrations and will be available to answer questions. They will cover topics such as site selection, soil preparation and pest control. Additional demonstrations and vendors will be on-site exhibiting container gardens, raised garden beds, compost, kids’ activities and more.

Hanging strawberry baskets, flower baskets and herb seedlings will be available on-site from the Meyers Elementary 4th grade class, including mint, chives, rosemary, parsley, calendula and stevia. Pre-register to pick up seedlings for tomatoes and peppers, leafy greens, potatoes, peas, squash, onions/leeks and edible flowers at slowfoodlaketahoe.org. | slowfoodlaketahoe.org