Education

Beekind Honey & Beekeeping

Beekeeping Classes & Supplies
921 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol
707-824-2905
Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-4
www.beekind.com
Come visit our amazing Tasting Bar
If you are looking for a great gift, come see us.
Honey, Candles, Soap, Lotions, Gifts, Bees & Supplies

Cal Fire – Sonoma, Lake, Napa

135 Ridgeway Ave., Santa Rosa
707-576-2275
fire.ca.gov/fire_prevention/fhsz_maps_sonoma
Contact your local CAL FIRE Station for questions on defensible space.  Also, visit the CAL FIRE website:  www.fire.ca.gov and “The Ready for Wildfire” website www.readyforwildfire.org. for wildland fire tips.  Both websites offer information regarding what to do before, during, and after a wildland fire such as if you are requested to evacuate your residence, how to develop an evacuation plan, and be prepared to get out of harm’s way.

Daily Acts

P.O. Box 293, Petaluma
707-789-9664
www.dailyacts.org
Check website for complete listing of community projects and opportunities to volunteer. Free classes include greywater, rainwater catchment, and lawn-to-lunch transformations. Also available for garden design consultations at your home, with a focus on edible, habitat providing, and water-wise plants.

Ethnobotany Library- Botanical Dimensions

3830 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental
707-874-1531
www.botanicaldimensions.org
Open Tues & Thurs 11-4 & first Tuesday of each month 5-7pm
Unique literary collection of over 2000 volumes on the human use of plants. Topics include food, fibers, dyes, art, tools, medicine, ecology and spirituality. Kathleen Harrison, Co-Founder and Program Director, is the main teacher of ethnobotany at our site and is available for consult by appointment. Classes taught year round, see website. 

Gardening by the Moon

gardeningbythemoon.com
707-869-3974
There is always something to do in the garden, and this easy to read planting calendar shows you the best days for planting by the phase and sign of the moon. Each month shows garden activities based on your growing season, and tells you when is the fertile time to plant. By working with the forces of nature you can have a more abundant harvest.

Greywater Action- For a Sustainable Water Culture

greywateraction.org
We are a collaborative of educators who teach residents and tradespeople about affordable and simple household water systems that dramatically reduce water use and foster sustainable cultures of water. Through hands-on workshops and presentations, we’ve led thousands of people through greywater system design and construction, and work with policymakers and water districts to develop codes and incentives for greywater, rainwater harvesting, and composting toilets. We believe that decentralized conservation measures can play a critical role in drought resilience, climate adaptation, and the return of healthy stream ecosystems. Our teaching tools include interactive models of composting toilets and greywater systems, presentations, and design and installation workshops.

iGROW SONOMA

igrowsonoma.org
We provide information and encouragement for people to grow their own fruit and vegetables – inspire people to create neighborhood garden groups and new community gardens, and help people find local sources of healthy food. See BLOG postings on seasonal garden topics at igrowsonoma.org/blog., as well as the garden-related events calendar.

Permaculture Skills Center

2185 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol
707-824-0836
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9a to  5p
http://permacultureskillscenter.info
We are a 5-acre demonstration site and educational institution dedicated to sharing regenerative land development and management practices. We offer diverse programs for everyone, from our online Eco-Landscape Mastery School (ELM) for those interested in starting or growing their own ecological landscape business to students interested in home gardening, farming, landscaping or land management. We are empowering the next generation of land tenders with the knowledge, skills, and connections needed to create regenerative and resilient ecosystems, communities and economies. We strive to align passion, purpose & prosperity in partnership with the planet.

Quarryhill Botanical Garden

12841 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen
707-996-3166
www.quarryhillbg.org
Open Daily 9-4
Sonoma Valley’s Quarryhill Botanical Garden is home to one of the largest collections of scientifically documented, wild-source Asian plants in North America and Europe, many of which represent ancestors of horticultural favorites found throughout the western world. The 25-acre wild woodland garden has grown into a world-renowned botanical institution, providing other botanical gardens, arboreta, researchers, conservationists, students, and the visiting public with living examples of the beautiful and threatened temperate flora of East Asia. Quarryhill is not only a modern-day ark of rare and beautiful plants, but also a place where education and conservation are at the heart of its mission and run as deep as the tranquil ponds and seasonal waterfalls that surround it. Entering its 31st  year, Quarryhill Botanical Garden is one of the most exotic and biologically diverse places in Sonoma Valley.  quarryhillbg.org

Sonoma County Herb Association

Barbara Jean (BJ) Avery, Director
P.O. Box 2162 Sebastopol, CA 95473
707-824-1447
Email: herbexch@sonic.net
www.sonomaherbs.org
Check us out on Facebook! Herb growers, medicine makers, educators, practitioners, gardeners and students. Website details all activities and resources provided by this group, or send email to be put on our email list. ALSO INCLUDES Sonoma County Herb Exchange, a clearinghouse for high quality, locally grown medicinal herbs.

Sonoma Marin Water Partnership

404 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa
707-547-1900
savingwaterpartnership.org
The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership represents 11 water utilities in Sonoma and Marin counties who have joined together to provide a regional approach to water use efficiency. Our website includes a number of programs focused on drought tolerant plants and low water use garden practices including:
– Eco-Friendly Garden Tour
Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE, self-guided, registration is required.
– Water Smart Plant Label
Look for signs at local nurseries identifying low water use plants.
– Water Smart Plant Guide
Database of low water use plants.
– Garden Sense
FREE garden consultations with a master gardener.
– Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper
Find a water-efficient landscape professional.

The Gardening Tutor

Mary Frost
707-545-6863
www.thegardeningtutor.net
mary@thegardeningtutor.net
When you’re ready to learn how to improve, care for or design your own garden, contact Mary Frost. Mary carefully crafts her visits to your needs and the needs of your plants. Now see Mary on You Tube, The Gardening Tutor

UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County

133 Aviation Blvd. Ste 109, Santa Rosa:
(707) 565-2608
M-F 8-12 & 1-4
email: mgsonoma@ucanr.edu
www.sonomamg.ucanr.edu
Master Gardeners are volunteers trained and certified by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in the fields of gardening and horticulture providing information and technical assistance to gardeners. New garden sense series resumes.

University of California Cooperative Extension

http://cesonoma.ucanr.edu/
(707) 565-2621
133 Aviation Blvd, Suite 109, Santa Rosa
Our mission is to sustain a vital agriculture, environment, and community in Sonoma County by providing University of California research-based information in agriculture, natural resource management and youth development.

West County Herb Company

3641 Main Street, Occidental
707-874-9567
www.westcountyherb.com
We carry the very freshest, highest-quality bulk herbs, plants, seeds, herbal products, candles, bees wax, seaweeds, soaps and more,  all sourced locally from the beautiful land and people who call this special place home.

Yoga for Gardeners

Gail Dubinsky, M.D.
1205 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol
707-829-7596
www.rxyoga.com
A comprehensive program promoting strength, flexibility, body mechanics, ergonomics and mindfulness with special relevance for gardening.