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Master Gardeners host ‘Bite Me’ tomato tasting event

Join the Nevada County Master Gardeners at its annual tomato-tasting event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 7.

The event will be held in the shade pavilion at the Demonstration Garden on the NID Business Center grounds, 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley.

This is an opportunity to view and taste many unusual home grown vegetables and fruits, including tomatoes, peppers, apples, ground cherries, beans, eggplant and many more. Participants will be asked to vote for their favorite tomatoes. Based on the results, the master gardeners will save seed and propagate the favorites for their spring plant sale.

They will also give tours of the Demonstration Garden. Master gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions, and help identify a garden pest or plant that you would like help identifying. Bring a sample in a sealed container and they will help you to pinpoint the problem.

Two workshops will also be offered:

— Learn how to successfully compost in the Composting Workshop from 11 a.m. to noon.

— Discover how to create a garden that combines edibles and ornamentals resulting in a year-round feast for the eyes and appetite in our Edibles Landscaping Workshop from noon to 1 p.m.

For more information, call 530-273-0919 or visit the website at: http://ncmg.ucanr.org.


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