2024 Grow Your Own Community Festival (South Lake)

Visitors enjoy environmental education activities at the South Lake Tallac Historical Site

Event Date

South Lake Tahoe Tallac Historic Estate


  •  Friday, May 31, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station, hosted by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center
  •  Saturday, June 1, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Truckee Community Garden, hosted by Slow Food Lake Tahoe
  •  Saturday, June 8, from 11a.m. - 2 p.m. at South Lake Tahoe Tallac Historic Estate hosted by the Great Basin Outdoor Institute

Gardening in the Tahoe-Truckee area is both challenging and rewarding.  And there is a community of fellow gardeners in the area that can relate to your problems and successes.

Local gardeners participating in the GYO varietal phenology project can pick up all of the year’s seedlings on this day, learn watershed-friendly gardening techniques, find out tips for growing in the challenging high elevation Tahoe-Truckee area, and ask specific questions of presenters or any garden related question of master gardeners.

Register for the event and purchase your seedlings here (options include peas & beans, leafy greens, tomatoes & peppers, edible flowers, squash & pumpkins, onions & leeks, potatoes, root crops, and microgreens):


For more questions or to participate contact Logan Witt (lwitt@ucdavis.edu).