Fall 2018

Volunteers Needed

Nov 2 & Dec 7 ~ Share your passion for pollinators by helping our native plant garden thrive! Activities include planting, weeding, spreading wood chips, and general site cleanup. The native plant landscape includes wildflowers, grasses, sedges, trees, forbes and herbaceous plants. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn about native plants. Training and tools will be provided, plus abundant and hearty snacks! Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. RSVP only if you are planning on bringing a group of 5 or more. Only heavy rain cancels. FREE, 9-12p, Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Rd., Santa Rosa, 707-527-9277, Maggie Hart, lagunafoundation.org, maggiehart@lagunafoundation.org

Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12 ~ Garden Volunteer Day – Sink your hands into the beautiful, rich soil and learn from the diversity of plant life in our 40-year-old Mother Garden. You can come for part or all of the day. Volunteer lunch:  Our chefs create an organic, vegetarian meal harvested from our gardens at 12:30p. What to bring:  hat, sunscreen, extra layers or rain gear depending on season, sturdy shoes and water bottle. Please Note: we cannot accommodate a group of 6 people or more without prior arrangement. Children are welcome but must be able to participate in adult work. Please supervise your child at all times. Just show up! 15290 Coleman Valley Rd., Occidental, 707-874-1557, Doug Goslin, oaec.org

Nov 17 & Dec 15 ~ Bayer Farm Workday – Giving back to the garden – working with our community to feed ourselves. 9am – 12 noon FREE, Bayer Neighborhood Park and Garden, 1550 West Avenue, Santa Rosa,  707-703-3321, Jonathan Bravo, landpaths.z2systems.com/np/clients/landpaths/event.jsp?event=866, jbravo@landpaths.org

Nov 24 ~ Healing Garden Installation at Veteran’s Village – Join Daily Acts for at Community Housing Sonoma County, this new tiny home site will provide housing for one of our most vulnerable populations, previously homeless veterans. We are creating a sustainable model that can be replicated. 10am – 2pm, Community Housing Sonoma County, 665 Russell Ave, Santa Rosa, 707-789-9664, dailyacts.org

November 17, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM ~ Larkfield Community Garden Work Day ~ Lend a helping hand at the garden on the third Saturday of every month! Our volunteer workdays for the entire family are a fun and healthy way to make new friends while learning how to tend the soil, grow local food and participate in environmental stewardship. Bring a hat, sturdy shoes and a water bottle. Snacks and work gloves provided. $7 Parking fee, Maddux Ranch Regional Park,  4655 Lavell Rd., Santa Rosa, parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Play/Calendar, ProgramDirector@communitysoil.org

VOLUNTEER for LandPaths: 

618 4th St. Santa Rosa, outings@landpaths.org, 707-544-7284

Nov 2 – Nov 24 ~ Stewardship Workday at Riddell Preserve  LandPaths is installing a brand spankin’ new trail system and you can be a part of it.  Free, 9a-1p, Riddell Preserve, 2575 Brack Road, Healdsburg, landpaths.z2systems.com/np/clients/landpaths/event.jsp?event=953

Nov 3 ~ The Grove of Old Trees Annual Workday and Potluck   Friends of the Grove (FOG) & LandPaths welcome you to attend the work and/or food/social. Free, 8:45a, Occidental, landpaths.z2systems.com/np/clients/landpaths/event.jsp?event=985

Nov 9 ~ Willow Creek Ranch Stewardship Workday with Piano Music in the Meadow – Join LandPaths ED Craig Anderson and friends as we will be clearing trails. Free, 10a – 5p, Willowcreek Watershed, Sonoma County, landpaths.z2systems.com/np/clients/landpaths/event.jsp?event=986

Nov 10 ~ Andy’s Unity Park Community Garden – Help us build this vibrant community space from the ground up, Free, 10a – 1p, Andy’s Unity Park Community Garden, 329 Anteeo Way, Santa Rosa, landpaths.z2systems.com/np/clients/landpaths/event.jsp?event=873

Nov 10 ~ Stewardship Workday at the Fitch Mountain Preserve   Maintain the trails, preserve natural resources, meet new people, learn new things. Free, 9a – 1p, Fitch Mountain Preserve, Sonoma County, landpaths.z2systems.com/np/clients/landpaths/event.jsp?event=980

Nov 16 ~ Stewardship Workday at Bohemia Ecological Preserve   Give nature a hand! Come and join us at the stunning, 1,000-acre Bohemia Ecological Preserve. Free, 9a – 1p, Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 6773 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, landpaths.z2systems.com/np/clients/landpaths/event.jsp?event=948

Nov 28 ~ Stewardship Workday at the Healdsburg Open Space – Lend a hand to steward the beautiful Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve. Free, 9a – 1p, , Healdsburg, landpaths.z2systems.com/np/clients/landpaths/event.jsp?event=974

Ongoing ~Third Saturday of every month! Larkfield Community Garden Work Day ~ FREE, $7 Parking, Maddux Ranch Regional Park, 4655 Lavell Rd., Santa Rosa, parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov

Ongoing ~ Volunteer at Sonoma Garden Park – Help our Restoration Technicians and benefit from hands-on experience propagating plants and increasing your knowledge about Sonoma Valley’s native plants and grasses. Drop-In Hours – Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, 9-1p, Sonoma Garden Park, 19996 7th St. E., Sonoma, 707-996-0712, sonomagardenpark.org/volunteer

By Date

Nov 2 ~ Guided Public Tours at Garden Valley Ranch – A one-hour guided walking tour through our rose fields, highlighting unique rose varieties. Along the way, we will also talk about the history of Garden Valley Ranch. All children must be accompanied and supervised by parents and guardians at all times. Please be aware that we are a working farm. There are no resting benches in our rose fields but there are areas in the Secret Garden and by the Garden Store. The paths are lawn, mulch or gravel. Please check in at the Garden Store before visiting the Fields and Gardens. $10, 11a, Garden Valley Ranch, 498 Pepper Road, Petaluma, 707-795-0919

Nov 1 ~ The Wonder of Cover Crops – Speaker Maile Arnold on their importance to maintain and increase soil fertility that holds water. $5, 6:30p Sonoma Veterans’ Building, 126 First Street West, Sonoma, Dennis Przybycien, vom-garden-club.org/dennisnolga@sbcglobal.net

Nov 3 ~ Kids Garden Workshop – Gardening for Kids and families at the Library!  Come grow with us! Free, 11:00 AM – 12:00p, Sebastopol Regional Library, 7140 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, 707-823-7691, sonomacounty.libcal.com/event/3628162

Nov 20 ~ Propagating and Caring for Your Own Native Plants – Walter Earle, longtime owner of Mostly Natives nursery, shows how to propagate native plants. Free, 7:30 AM Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa, milobaker.cnps.org

Master Gardeners Winter Library Series & Workshops

UC Master Gardener Help Desk, ucanr.edu/sites/scmg/

Nov 3 ~ Composting: The Single Best Thing You Can Do for Your Garden – Master Gardener Lyle Bullock will present the Why and the How of Composting to enhance your garden. Free, 10:30 AM – 12:30p, Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper St, Healdsburg, 707-565-2608

Nov 3 ~ Fake News in The Garden– Master Gardener David Gould will explain the connection of “Fake News” to Sonoma gardeners. Free, 10:30 AM – 12:30p, Sonoma Regional Library, 755 W. Napa St., Sonoma, 707-565-2608

Nov 3 ~ Firewise Landscaping for The Homeowner – Master Gardener Dennis Przybycien will discuss designing and maintaining a fire-resistant landscape. Free, 10:30 AM – 12:30p, Rohnert Park – Cotati Regional Library, 6250 Lynne Conde Way, Rohnert Park, 707-565-2608

Nov 3 ~ New Life for Supermarket Orchids – Master Gardener Ann Chambers will show how to save orchids that are past their prime. Free, 10:30 AM – 12:30p, Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Hwy., Bldg. 100, Windsor, 707-565-2608

Nov 3 ~ The Significance of Geometric Forms in Nature – Master Gardener Paola Tonelli explores how geometry and geometric forms can be seen in our gardens. Free, 10:30 AM – 12:30p, Sebastopol Regional Library, 7140 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, 707-565-2608

Nov 10 ~ New Life for Supermarket Orchids – Rincon Bring your supermarket orchid to Ann’s workshop – learn how to keep it alive and blooming for years.  Free, 10:30 AM – 12:30p, Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd, Santa Rosa

Nov 10 ~ The Wonderful World of Worms – Cloverdale – Come learn the basics of how to set up worm bin, what to feed them and how to care for them. 10:30 AM – 12:30p, Cloverdale Regional Library, 401 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale,

Nov 17 ~ Rain Water Conservation – Rohnert Park – Cotati A Beautiful Way to Save Water in the Garden. Free, 10:30 AM – 12:30p, Rohnert Park Library, 6250 Lynne Conde Way, Rohnert Park

Dec 1 ~ Building a (Mostly) Native Habitat Garden – Guerneville By building a mostly native habitat garden your landscape can be environmentally sound & water-wise. Free, 10:30 AM – 12:30p, Guerneville Regional Library, 14107 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville

Dec 1 ~ Rain Water Conservation – Healdsburg – A Beautiful Way to Save Water in the Garden. Free, 10:30 AM – 12:30p, Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper Street, Healdsburg

Ongoing:

Landscape Design Templates – There are eight landscape design templates, showcasing four different design styles. In addition, there are two plant substitution lists to help customize your new landscape. Download templates at: savingwaterpartnership.org/landscape-design-templates

Pick Your Own Garden Produce – Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Garden Club. Community Supported Agriculture program. $20 per month or $200 per year, you are entitled to come weekly and pick a bag of the freshest vegetables from our Wildlife Education Garden. The funding from this CSA goes directly to our Predator Prevention and Educational Barnyard Program. Wildlife Rescue, 403 Mecham Rd, Petaluma, 707-992-0274scwildliferescue.org/garden-club.html

Third Saturday of every month! Larkfield Community Garden Work Day ~ FREE, $7 Parking, Maddux Ranch Regional Park, 4655 Lavell Rd., Santa Rosa., parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov

Volunteer at Sonoma Garden Park – Help our Restoration Technicians and benefit from hands-on experience propagating plants and increasing your knowledge about Sonoma Valley’s native plants and grasses. Drop-In Hours – Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, 9-1p, Sonoma Garden Park, 19996 7th St. E., Sonoma, 707-996-0712, sonomagardenpark.org/volunteer

Vallejo Home Plant Sale – Some plants are direct-descendants of the Vallejo era. Offerings include various succulents, deer-resistant, and drought-tolerant plants. Suggested donations of $1- $7 go toward the new Landscape Plan for the Vallejo Home. Mon-Sun, 10-5p, Vallejo Home, 363 3rd St. West, Sonoma, 707-938-9558, Lynn Luzzi

Daily Acts 

Nov 8, Nov 21, Nov 23 ~ Daily Acts Garden Days ~ Our water-wise demonstration gardens and food forests in Petaluma, Sebastopol, Windsor, and Cotati can only do their job of inspiring change when they are well maintained. These intimate programs offer the chance to get to learn the hidden secrets of each garden and soak up the seasons. We’ll get our hands in the soil with easy garden maintenance like weeding, mulching, deadheading and planting. We’ll also present a plant of the month to satisfy your educational yearnings!

2nd Thurs. ~ 10-12p, Cavanagh Community Food Forest, Corner of 8th and G St., Petaluma, liz@dailyacts.org
4th Fri ~ 10-12p, Pocket Park Food Forest, Intersection of LaSalle and Loretto, Cotati, dustin@dailyacts.org
3rd Wed ~ 10-12p, City Hall and Library Landscape, 7140 Bodega Ave., Sebastopolliz@dailyacts.org
INFO : dailyacts.org, 707-789-9664

Plant Sales for Good Causes

Nov 10 & Dec 1  ~ Willowside School Nursery Fall Plant Sales – Thousands of plants: a variety of low water and drought tolerant perennials, California natives…$4 for 1 gallon containers, Willowside School Nursery, 5299 Hall Road, Corner of Willowside and Hall Rd, Santa Rosa

Every Wed ~ Luther Burbank Experiment Farm – 9-12p, 7781 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, 707-481-3488,

Ongoing ~ Vallejo Home Plant Sale – Some plants are direct-descendants of the Vallejo era. Offerings include various succulents, deer-resistant, and drought-tolerant plants. Suggested donations of $1- $7 go toward the new Landscape Plan for the Vallejo Home. Mon-Sun, 10-5p, Vallejo Home, 363 3rd St. West, Sonoma, 707-938-9558, Lynn Luzzi

 

 

 

 

 

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