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2014 Smart Gardening Fair 

April 5th, 9AM - 3PM

You are invited to joins us at the 8th annual Smart Gardening Fair! As hosts, the Monterey Bay Master Gardeners organize the Fair as an annual educational event that is free to the public.

The fair is a colorful marketplace of “all things gardening” with a focus on sustainable and water-wise practices. Gardening- and eco-related businesses present a wide selection of goods and services. Non-profit groups, garden clubs and organizations share their gardening knowledge and passions. An exciting selection of gardening demonstrations provide a fun way to learn about topics such as plant propagation, pruning, bee keeping and more.

Most noteworthy, we have assembled a group of highly respected speakers on a variety of timely gardening topics. (Schedule follows) Finally, our Kids Activities Corner, food and drink booths and music will round out the picture and make it a fun and memorable day.

Though the fair is held on the Monterey Peninsula, it is an outing worthy of consideration for anyone in the Central Coast region of California. The gardening education event will be held at Carmel Crossroads Shopping Village at the corner of Rio Road and Highway 1 in Carmel. This State Parks property provides plenty of parking and is close to the ocean, quaint shops and lovely Carmel.

Mark your calendar for a joyful day of gardening.

Smart Gardening Fair 2014

April 5th, 9 AM – 3 PM @ Highway One at Rio Road, Carmel

(Adjacent to the Crossroads Carmel)

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The fair will present five exciting talks by well-known gardening professionals and a local chef well known for cooking with fresh local ingredients:

All talks will take place on the hour starting at 10AM, the speaker list is subject to change and will be posted soon.


The Smart Gardening Fair will feature an array of gardening demos that will inspire and teach the starting skills for a variety subjects. The demonstrations are ongoing throughout the day:

All gardening demonstrations are ongoing and offered at all hours during the day. The list of demonstrations is still worked out at this time and will be posted soon.