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Summer 2017


Do you Love to Garden? Grow your own Food?
This is your resource for self-indulgence

Pick Your Own Garden Produce – Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Garden Club

Welcome to the Garden Club, Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue’s 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,,

Plant Sales

Sep 9 ~ Sonoma County Jail Plant Nursery and Teaching Garden – Bring a cart or wagon to carry your plants. CA native and drought tolerant shrubs, perennials, succulents, ground covers along with Fruit and ornamental trees and lots of Spring vegetable starts. Checks or Cash only. Sonoma County Master Gardeners will be on site to help you select appropriate plants for your garden and answer questions. 9-Noon, Sonoma County Jail, 2254 Ordinance Rd., Santa Rosa, 707-525-8310, Rick Stern,,


Sep 9 & 30,~ Willowside School Plant Sale – Thousands of plants: a variety of low water and drought tolerant perennials, California natives, a multitude of succulents, grasses, $4 for 1 gallon container. Check or exact change requested. 9-2p, Willowside School, 5299 Hall Rd (entrance on Willowside Rd), Corner of Willowside and Hall Rd, Santa Rosa, 707-569-4724,

Sep 16 ~ Garden Party – Plant Sale at Wildwood Nursery – Our biggest sale of the year. Inventory is displayed in a park-like setting under ancient oaks. Refreshments, including bbq chicken skewers, will be served from 12–2p Sale continues through September 30th.

Wildwood Nursery, 10300 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood, 707-833-1161,,

Sep 16 ~ Valley of the Moon Fall Plant Sale – hundreds of plants for Fall planting: winter vegetables, perennials, succulents at low prices. 9-12p, Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa St., Sonoma, 707-935-8986, Bonnie

Sep 21 & 22 ~ Master Gardener Succulents Plant Sale and Faire – Info tables and Demonstrations by Sonoma County Master Gardeners, over 1500 plants plus over 2 acres of perennials, shrubs, CA natives and trees propagated by Jail Industries 9:30-12:30p, Jail Industries, 2254 Ordinance Rd, Cross St is Airport Blvd., Santa Rosa

Sep 23 & 24 ~ Open House and Plant Sale – Luther Burbank Gold Ridge Experiment – Special performance: Lilith Rogers, tells the story of Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, using Carson’s own words. Performance at 2p on Sun. Also rummage sale as farm volunteers lighten up on their possessions. Free, 10 – 4p, Sat. and Sun., Luther Burbank Gold Ridge Experiment Farm, 7777 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol,


By Date

Weekends in Sep ~ Plant Nursery Sale and Land Tour – Occidental Arts & Ecology – tours of OAEC’s land and onsite community every 1st & 3rd Sun. of the month 1pm-2:30p. See mature plants that were cultivated in our nursery thriving in the on-site gardens and landscapes, then go home with beautiful, seasonally appropriate annuals and perennials! 15290 Coleman Valley Rd, Occidental, 707-874-1557,,

Sat in Sept ~ Sonoma Harvest Market – Sonoma County Master Gardeners now staff information tables at Harvest Fair at the Garden Park From 9-12p. Sonoma Garden Park & Educational Campus, 19996 7th St E, Sonoma, 707-996-4883,

Sep 9 ~ Creating a Mini Garden Retreat – Learn 3 design elements with Joseph Monte and Jon Forney who brings a decade of experience fabricating waterfalls and water features in Hawaii. Free – 1-2p, Wildwood Nursery, 10300 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, 707-833-1161,,

Sep 9 & 10 ~ Beckoning Butterflies, Birds, Bees to Your Garden Workshop 10-2p, Fall is the best time to plan. $2.00 Donation, Nursery Open Weekends 10-5p, Russian River Rose, 1685 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg, 707-433-7455,,

Sep 9 ~ Food Gardening Workshop – UC Master Gardeners – the garden is on the northwest side of the Windsor Town Green, at Windsor Road and Joe Rodota Way, just off the Windsor Civic Center Parking Lot. Free – No Registration, 10:30a, Windsor Town Green Community Garden,

Sep 16 ~ LandPaths Bayer Farm Workday– Tools and gloves available. Bring lunch and water. Free, 9-12p, Bayer Farm, 1550 West Ave, Santa Rosa,

Sep 23 ~ Master Gardeners – Sebastopol Library

Master Gardener Ann Chambers presents “Supermarket Orchids Survival Guide.” Come learn how to keep your orchid alive and get it to thrive.

Free, pre-registration required, 10:30 AM – 12:30p, Sebastopol Regional Library, 7140 Bodega Ave, 707-823-7691,

thru – Oct 15 ~ Korbel Garden Tour – collection of more than 150 varieties of roses, including the famous “Lamarque Rose,” a climbing rose that is over 100-years . Tues – Sun, 1-3p, Closed Mon. Please inquire before visiting. 707-824-7676

Free, Korbel Winery, 13250 River Rd, 707-824-7676,

thru – Oct 31 ~ Rohnert Park Community Organic Garden – For a small annual fee ($25) you can have your own individual 15 by 15 feet organic garden plot. Rohnert Park, George,,

Thru – Oct 31 ~ Santa Rosa Luther Burbank Garden Tours includes the Home with its original furnishings, the Greenhouse, a portion of the Gardens, and a summary of Burbank’s life and achievements. The Carriage House Museum and Gift Shop are open Tues. – Sat. 10 – 4 & Sun. 11 – 3. Adults $10, 204 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, 707-524-5445,,


Petaluma Seed Bank199 Petaluma Blvd. N, Petaluma, 707-773-1336,,

Talks, workshops, lectures, and more! full schedule posted on the Events Tab of our Facebook Page Petaluma Seed Bank.

1st Thur.: Lecture Series Sonoma County Master Gardeners.

2cd Tues: Gardener’s Bookclub.

Last Wed: Veg-Curious Meeting.

2cd Sun.: Bonsai Talk, Beginner’s Workshop, and Maintenance Class

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

Sep 6 ~ Re-Imagining Your Yard – Low-Water Lawn Alternatives – 5:3-7p, Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Hwy.

Sep 6 ~ Re-Imagining Your Yard: Low-Water Lawn Alternatives 5:30-7p, 9291 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor

Sep 14 ~ Garden Day 10-12p – Cavanagh Center Food Forest, 426 8th Street, Petaluma,

Sep 16 ~ Cotati Creek Clean-Up! 9-1p Cotati Well Lot #2

Sep 20 ~ Garden Day – Sebastopol City Hall & Library Landscape 10-12p, 7140 Bodega Ave.

Sep 21 ~ Daily Acts Open House 5:30-7p 245 Kentucky Street Petaluma

Sep 22 ~ Garden Day – 2-4p Cotati Pocket Park (LaSalle and Loretto St)

Sonoma County Master Gardeners Fall 2017 Library Series & Workshops free to the free to the free to the free to the public, unless otherwise noted 707-565-2608 free to the free to the public, unless otherwise noted 707-565-2608

Sep 9 ~ A Health Care Program for Succulents Speaker: Anne Lowings 10:30 – 12:30p Harvest for the Hungry Garden, 1717 Yulupa Ave (cross street – Hoen), SR. Parking in the Methodist Church lot.

Sep 9 ~ The Transitional Fall/Winter Food Garden Speaker: Stephanie Wrightson, Food Gardening Specialist 10:30-12:30p Windsor Town Green Community Garden, Windsor Rd & Joe Rodoto Way (just off the Windsor Civic Center parking lot),

Sep 9 ~ Soil: Don’t Step on It – It’s Alive Guma, UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County 10:30 – 12:30p Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper St., Healdsburg, CA 95448 Description: soil workshop. Website:

Sep 9 ~ If You Build the Garden, The Fairies Will Come Speaker: Susan White 10:30 – 12:30p Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive,

Sep 9 ~ Growing Home Wine Speaker: Dennis Przybycien 10:30 – 12:30p Rohnert Park Library, 6250 Lynne Conde Way

Sep 16 ~ Conquering Gophers and Moles Speaker: Jim Lang 10:30 -12:30p Sonoma Valley Library, 755 West Napa Street,

Sep 23 ~ Soil: Don’t Step on It, It’s Alive Guma, UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County 10:30 – 12:30p Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd., SR

Sep 23 ~ Supermarket Orchids Survival Guide Speaker(s): Ann Chambers 10:30 – 12:30p Sebastopol Library, 7140 Bodega Avenue,

Sep 23 ~ Building a (Mostly) Native Garden Speaker: Bill Klausing 10:30 – 12:30p Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive,

Sep 30 ~ Growing Perennial Vegetables and Small Fruits Speaker: Ann Chambers 10:30 -12:30p Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma,

Sep 9 – Sep 10 ~ Beckoning Butterflies, Birds, Bees to Your Garden- Russian River Rose Garden. At 10 am and 2 pm – The Rose Garden becomes a colorful classroom as we show you plants that will attract birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden! Not interested in the workshop then just simply visit our enchanting Rose Display Garden, with its collection of 650 varieties of antique and modern roses, surrounded by the beautiful vineyards of Dry Creek Valley. Come see an array of experts and expert information. Local specialists & enthusiasts are on hand to help you create your own haven for these important winged friends. We welcome: – Audubon Society – Hallberg Butterfly Garden – Sonoma County Bee Keeper’s Association – Master Gardeners – Bird House Maker (tentative)Visit our Nursery, brimming with butterfly, bee and bird attracting plants. Discounts on Selected Items. Nursery – The Nursery will be open and brimming with hundreds of beautiful roses & perennials, ready for fall planting. Remember – Fall is the best time to plan

$2.00 Donation Appreciated at 10a and 2p/Nursery Open Weekends 10am -5pm, Russian River Rose, 1685 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg, 707-433-7455,,

Sep 9 ~ Food Gardening Workshop – UC Master Gardeners

The Master Gardener Food Gardening Specialists are presenting a Food Gardening Workshop in the Windsor Town Green Community Garden. Check back for content detail. The garden is on the northwest side of the Windsor Town Green, at Windsor Road and Joe Rodota Way, just off the Windsor Civic Center Parking Lot. For more information visit Facebook. Free – No Registration Required, 10:30 AMWindsor Town Green Community Garden, Windsor Road and Joe Rodota Way, Windsor,

Jun 19 – 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,

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