Taste the berry best of Calif. in Woodlake


Woodlake – Woodlake Pride Inc., the City of Woodlake, the University of California Cooperative Extension Tulare County and Driscoll’s finest berries invite the public to the Blueberry, Blackberry and Strawberry Tasting Festival, Saturday, June 28 at the Bravo Lake Botanical Garden.

The Blueberry, Blackberry and Strawberry Tasting will begin at 8 a.m. and end at noon. Participants will taste the best commercial and home garden berry varieties California has to offer. Participants are encouraged to bring their children to taste blueberries directly from the plants at the gardens.

In addition to the sponsoring organizations several other groups will be providing education information at the event. They include the University of California Tulare/Kings County Master Gardeners, UC Kearney Agriculture Research and Extension Center, California Rare Fruit Growers, Family HealthCare Network, Proteus, Inc. and others.

Entry is $5 per person. Children 5 years old and younger get in for free. The gardens are wheelchair accessible. Bravo Lake Botanical Garden, located at 400 E. Naranjo Blvd. in Woodlake, was established and is maintained by the Woodlake Pride youth volunteers. The garden is the first agriculture botanical garden in California. To find more about Woodlake Pride and Bravo Lake Botanical Garden visit www.tularecountytreasures.org/bravo-lake-botanical-garden-v.html. From Highway 198, turn north on Road 196, turn east on Avenue 344 (Naranjo Blvd,). The garden is located on Naranjo Blvd., two blocks east from the roundabout under construction. You may also call Garden Coordinator Manuel Jimenez at 559-280-2483.

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