The Fair is not just carnival rides and cotton candy. There are also myriad special events and learning opportunities for the green-thumb crowd and those who aspire to gardening greatness.
The Fair’s own wizard of green, Don DeLano, will teach you how to make a garden out of anything – really. How about lighting fixtures transformed into hanging planters? Or garbage-can gardens? You can find that and more in the home and gardens section of the L.A. County Fair.
Here’s just a sample of what’s available:
Plumeria Culture, presented by the Plumeria Society Saturday, Sept. 16 at 12 p.m.
Home Orchid Care, presented by Marc Hall Saturday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m.
Container Yourself, the Art of Container Gardening Sunday, Sept. 17 at 12 p.m.
Propagation – How You Can Make New Plants from Old Sunday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m.
Organic Gardening Thursday, Sept. 21 at 12 p.m.
How to Recycle Lighting Fixtures into Hanging Gardens, presented by Don DeLano Thursday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m.
Plant an Old Chair, presented by Don DeLano Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.
Starting a Community Garden Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m.
Everyday Flower Arranging, presented by Iris’s Flowers Friday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m.
Worm Composting Saturday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m.
Many other classes are held daily and many of your favorites will be repeated. Check the www.lacountyfair.com web site under “Plan Your Day at the Fair” for dates and times.
The Fair runs through Oct. 1, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Live thoroughbred horse racing closes on Sept. 25, dark Tuesdays only. For more information on the L.A. County Fair, call (909) 623-3111 or visit us at www.lacountyfair.com.