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Sacaramento gardeners turn out in force

Greenhouse and gardening enthusiasts in Sacramento flocked to the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center for its annual Harvest Day on Saturday (August 6th).

Hundreds of people turned out to visit the educational booths and watch demonstrations of gardening tips from experts, the Fair Oaks Patch reports.

One of the speakers was Kevin Marini, a Master Gardener on the California Program and the University of California Cooperative Extension, who gave a presentation on the importance of using worms.

"If you're a gardener, you can create the best soil you can get by using worms," Marini told the publication. "In one sense, if you're not a gardener, you can still create your own soil with the organic materials and not have to throw it away. It's pretty easy and doesn't take any time, energy or expense because it's a pretty economical little system."

Rose Loveall, owner of the Morningsun Herb Farm of Vacaville, said that Harvest Day during the summer months helps the venue to attract new customers.