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Placerville Event: Wakamatsu Work Days on the Farm

Thursday, June 21st from 9am-1pm with breaks for lunch, water and snacks as needed Join us out at Wakamatsu Farm, the site of the first Japanese Colony in America for a work day in the giving garden.

This time of the year is very busy with planting and harvesting of different species going on at the same time. The Giving Garden is a part of the historic Wakamatsu farm where volunteers assist in seasonal plantings, weed management, mulch application, fruit tree pruning, crop and orchard fertilizing, seed germination, plant propagation as well as fruit and veggie harvesting. During the winter we aim to plant cover crops to protect our precious soils from wind and rain erosion.

Along with the Giving Garden, a greenhouse, plant nursery and California native plant demonstration garden is on site. We will be working on more native plantings,planting and harvesting veggie and salad greens, weeding, mulching and garden maintenance. These volunteer work days are critical to the success of the Giving Garden project. Gardeners and landscapers of all ages and abilities welcome.

Please contact Taylor Faye to sign up and/or receive more information about farm volunteer work days at or (530) 621-1224 extension 25

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