Winter 2017

Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Garden Club – Community Supported Agriculture program. For just $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. We’ll be posting updates and pictures online of each week’s crop. Want to join? Call or email us for further details and help to support wildlife rescue in Sonoma County! $20/month, Wildlife Rescue, 403 Mecham Rd, Petaluma, 707-992-0274, scwildliferescue.org/garden-club.html, scwrdoris@scwildliferescue.org

thru Dec 31 ~ Self Guided Tree Walk – Curious about what tree to plant? Love to go on information walks? Check out Healdsburg Self Guided Tree Walk. Open the PDF to see the directions with 38 different stops. Enjoy the outdoors! Free, Town of Healdsburg, Healdsburg, ca-healdsburg.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/498

Dec 9 – Holiday Plant Sale at Willowside School –  As well as our usual stock of plants, we have made over 150 succulent arrangements in ceramic containers and decorated them for the Holidays, priced from $5 to $40. Also, Japanese Maples could make a lovely give for $25 to $50 that gives for years to the person and the environment, and the trees do very well in containers and can be moved around!  We will also be selling pressed flower cards and items from $5 to $20 with 50% going to the school. 9am – 2 pm 5299 Hall Rd, Santa Rosa (Corner of Willowside and Hall Rd) Entrance is on Willowside Road INFO: 707 569-4724 Check or exact change requested.

Daily Acts – All events are Free, dailyacts.org 707-789-9664

Dec 2 ~ Rain Barrels Installation Workshop – Learn to gather the gift of rain at this free rain barrel workshop in Windsor!  Did you know that just 1” of rain falling on an average-sized 1,000 ft2 roof yields over 600 gallons of high-quality water? That’s a lot of free water potentially being wasted! Join Daily Acts, the Town of Windsor, and BlueBarrel Systems to learn to utilize this gift from the sky.  Pre-registration is required as tools are limited.  FREE 1-4p  Windsor – location shared with registration. Registration

Dec 9 ~ Talk and Tour: Reading the Rain – How to Design a Stormwater Friendly Landscape. Join Daily Acts and local rainwater catchment expert, Sebastian Bertsch of Permaculture Artisans for ‘Reading the Rain – How to Design a Stormwater Friendly Landscape’, an interactive presentation and tour. We will learn all about easy DIY solutions for in-ground and above ground storage such as barrels, swales and rain gardens that can be used to slow, spread and sink rainwater, recharging the groundwater and preventing runoff.  FREE 1-4p  Petaluma -Cavanagh Community Center, 426 8th Street, Petaluma, CA. 94952Registration

Dec 14 ~ Garden Day: Cavanagh Center Food Forest – Join Daily Acts at our monthly volunteer program in Petaluma to give our model landscapes site some consistent love. Programs will offer some time to get dirty with seasonal garden maintenance like weeding, mulching, dead-heading and planting, along with educational offerings on the different plants and their uses. We hope you will come grow the community around these amazing sites, a few hours at a time!  While registration is encouraged, drop-ins are always welcome.  FREE 1-3p  Cavanagh Center Food Forest located at 426 8th Street, Petaluma Registration

Dec 22 ~ Garden Day: Pocket Park – Join us for our monthly volunteer days to give Pocket Park some love! These intimate programs offer the chance to get to know neighbors and staff more closely, learn the hidden secrets of Pocket Park Food Forest, and soak up the seasons with garden maintenance like weeding, mulching, dead-heading and planting. We’ll also present a plant of the month to satisfy your educational yearnings! We hope you will come grow the community around this amazing site, a few hours at a time. FREE 2-4p   Cotati Pocket Park located at the intersection of LaSalle and Loretto Streets, CotatiRegistration , 707-789-9664, dailyacts.org/, liz@dailyacts.org

Sonoma County Master Gardeners Library Series & Workshops free to the public, unless otherwise noted 707-565-2608 mgsonoma@ucdavis.edu INFO: http://sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Dec 2  – Holiday Arrangements From the Seasonal Garden ~ Speaker: Sue Lovelace Description: With the beauty of the changing seasons, our gardens offer a variety of flora for holiday arrangements, wreaths and garlands. Sue will explain how she collects and prepares plant material, along with personal design ideas. She will focus on tools and supplies to keep on hand and show slides of many earlier creations. FREE, 10:30-12:30p, Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95409 Contact Information: Event website Dec 2  – Holiday Decorations ~ Speaker: Ellyn Pelikan Description: Holiday decorations Price: Free Time: 10:30-12:30p Healdsburg Library, 139 Piper St., Healdsburg, CA 95448 

Dec 9 – Habitat Gardens ~ Speaker(s): Walt Hickey – Learn how to attract beneficial wildlife to your own back yard.  By using a variety of plants and trees, you can have a host of songbirds, butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators visit your garden. FREE: 10:30-12:30p, Cloverdale Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, CA 95425 

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