Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Heirloom Expo
The Heirloom Expo, the world's pure food fair, will be held Tuesday, September 13 through Thursday, September 15 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa CA. The hours are from 11 am - 9 pm daily. There will be workshops, speakers, films, music, exhibits of heirloom produce, seeds, flowers, garden art, a live and silent auction, rare breeds of livestock and poultry, and a farmers' market, as well as many vendors and nonprofit booths. For more information, see

Clever Gardening Technique

Simple Trellis Trick
To create a simple trellis to support tomatoes or beans, simply bind three tall bamboo stakes together. Position the stakes in a teepee shape, then bind the pointed end with thick twine or thin wire. The teepee trellis can be easily moved or stored with the binding in place.


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