The Garden Faire 2013 – About

In its 8th year, The Garden Faire 2013 will be held on Saturday, June 22, in Scotts Valley’s Sky Park from 9am to 5pm. Music plays on ’til 7 pm.

The Garden Faire is a free-admission, educational event focusing on benefits of organic gardening and sustainable, healthy living. Included will be a unique assemblage of garden goods and materials, plants and services, plus many knowledgeable speakers, interactive presentations, food and beverage, live music and plenty of activities for everyone.

The 2013 theme, “Growing Together – Nourishing Our Community,” will explore the importance of individual actions toward building the health of ourselves, our community and our planet, implementing new ideas and techniques that will assist and enhance the growth of plants, while sustaining our earth and our environment, resulting in organic/holistic food for body and spirit.

“Growing Together” was selected as the theme for the event because:

  • Change is inevitable…all of life is constantly changing, every second
  • Change brings us new beginnings…it is to be be embraced.
  • Change creates growth …developing new ways…thoughts and ideas.
  • Change encourages us to grow, expanding our horizons through the seasons of life.
  • Changes succeed when we envision and pursue them together.

Let us embrace change and growth – let us find new ways to take care of our physical earth and world through innovative techniques and ideas that will nurture the earth instead of poisoning it with pesticides and by other destructive means.

Key members of the Garden Faire’s Leadership Team are:

Sheryl McEwan, Chair: U.C. Master Gardener, Green Gardener, Permaculture Designer; A.S. Degree in Landscape Horticulture; Board of Directors, Monterey Bay Iris Society; Owner, Vision Gardens Landscaping. Connect by email:

Golden Love: Creator of the MicroTalks Education Forum and Creator of the FREE Garden Exchange; Coordinator, Ecological Landscaping Association-Monterey Bay Working Group. Co-Coordinator, Central Coast Graywater Alliance; Owner, Love’s Gardens

Brett Graf: Owner of Habitat Gardens, Licensed Landscape Contractor, Landscape Designer, Permaculture Designer, Western Herbalist, member of the Ecological Landscaping Association, and Green Gardener Instructor.

Laura Dodd: Volunteer Coordinator – Surf City Civil Engineering and Landscape Design – Drafter, Landscape Designer, and consultant