Winter 2019

Water-Wise Lawn Alternatives ~ Feb 13, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
From Lawn-to-Landscape: A Water-Wise Presentation on Lawn Alternatives : In this fun and informative presentation, you’ll learn the pro’s and con’s of many lawn alternative options. We’ll share info on drought tolerant plants and seed mixes that can take foot traffic, create a tidy aesthetic, and provide habitat value. We’ll also discuss other lawn replacement materials like mulch, rock, and artificial grass.
Cotati Room, Behind City Hall 
Cotati, CA Register Free

Tool care, hands-on demonstration  ~ Feb 21, 7:00 PM
Tool care, hands-on demonstration on how to care for your tools. Bring your tools and we will show you how you can save money.
Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center
2050 Yulupa Ave,
Santa Rosa, CA   Map & Directions  Contact: Ruth Browning   Email    |  Website
FREE – Donations welcome
Winter Fruit Tree Pruning & Maintenance Thursday, February 14, 1pm — 3pm
Discover Winter Pruning Tips. Winter is a great time to prune most fruit trees while they are dormant. Join Daily Acts and learn how to approach tree pruning from a holistic perspective to support healthy fruit tree growth, shape and productivity. Local expert, Cody Darling, will be leading this hands-on workshop and Daily Acts will provide the resources you need to branch out with this pruning-focused event.
Petaluma City Hall |11 English St, Petaluma 94952 –   Map & Directions
Cost:   $15, sliding scale available  Register

Introduction to Beekeeping ~ Feb 16, 2019 – Mar 10, 2019
Three-hour lecture on basic beekeeping information on how to get started with bees, use of equipment and what to expect in your first year. Get answers to your questions. A must have class if you are interested in keeping bees. $15. Taught by Doug Vincent, Owner and Beekeeper of  beekind. More on bees, beekkeping and supplies as well as ordering bees at Beekind, 921 Gravenstein Hwy S., Sebastopol, CA 95472  Map & Directions  |  (707) 824-2905   |   Email
website: Beekeeping Classes and resources for bees and equipment

Willowside SchoolSaturdays, 9 AM to 2 PM
March 2 & 23, April 13, May 4, May 25, June 16, August 18, September 8, September 29, October 20, November 10, December 1
5299 Hall Rd, Santa Rosa  (corner of Willowside and Hall Rd) Entrance is on Willowside Road.
Our Middle School Nursery is a working nursery with student involvement. We are self-sustaining through plant sales. Rain does not cancel.  No veggies. Call Jan Lochner, 707-569 – 4724, questions, appmts. or donations. Please share this with family, neighbors & co-workers or post.

Integrated Pest Management for Roses ~ Mar 21, 7 PM,  7:30 PM Program
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally friendly approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices and non-polluting techniques.
Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center
2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA
Map & Directions   Contact: Ruth Browning   Email
Website    FREE – donations accepted

Making the Most of Your Garden Space March 30,  10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Master Gardener Food Gardening Specialists will discuss creative approaches to container and row planting, vertical gardening, and berry gardens.  Learn how to use raised beds, wine barrels, mounds, bathtubs, and even toilets for your food gardening.  Bring your garden hat and gloves for hands-on participation.
Harvest for the Hungry Garden
1717 Yulupa Ave., SANTA ROSA, CA 95409   Map & Directions   |  Contact:  Email  |  Website
FREE

Educational Orchid Exposition & Sale ~ Mar 30, 10a-5p  — Mar 31, 10a-4p
A Fundraising Event to Benefit the Sonoma County Orchid Society. A weekend full of fun, education and beautiful blooming orchids to admire, photograph and purchase! A great event for the whole family!  Learn orchid care from the experts and more.
Santa Rosa Veteran’s Bldg., free parking
1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404   Map & Directions  | website:  Sonoma County Orchid Society | Download Flyer
8 per adult, children under 12 free. 3/30 10a-5p, 3/31 10a-4p

Spring Tour: Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies~April 27 & 28,  10am-4pm
Sonoma County farmers will open their gates and barn doors to offer a behind-the-scenes peek at life on the farm. Families will enjoy this self-guided tour with over 35 farms in Sonoma County participating. Guests must register to receive the list of participating farms and a detailed program, along with a link to an interactive online map to help you chart your own adventure. 
Project manager: Samantha HarmonSonoma County Farm Trails .   Office:  (707)837-8896 / Cell:  (805)368-6416
Ticket Link: https://farmtrails.org/events/event/2019-01-10/spring-tour
Price: Free to register, RSVP Require

Volunteers Needed

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. (Every first Friday of the month with a break over the summer) FREE, 9-12p, Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Rd., Santa Rosa, 707-527-9277, Maggie Hart, lagunafoundation.org, maggiehart@lagunafoundation.org

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 Every Wednesday, 10am – 5pm, except: The Wednesday before Thanksgiving! 15290 Coleman Valley Rd., Occidental, 707-874-1557, Doug Goslin, oaec.org

Bayer Farm Workday – Giving back to the garden – working with our community to feed ourselves. Every 3rd Saturday 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

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 CONTACT US FOR DATES AND TIMES

Daily Acts Monthly Garden Days – Join us for our monthly volunteer days to give our model sites some love! 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 know neighbors and staff more closely, 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, 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 these special gardens, a few hours at a time.
Petaluma – Cavanagh Community Food Forest (Corner of 8th and G St.) 2nd Thursdays from 10am-12pm. Email liz@dailyacts.org for more info.
Cotati – Pocket Park Food Forest (Intersection of LaSalle & Loretto) 4th Fridays from 10am – 12pm. Email dustin@dailyacts.org for more info
Sebastopol – City Hall and Library Landscape (7140 Bodega Ave.) 3rd Wednesdays from 10am-12pm. Email liz@dailyacts.org for more info.

Larkfield Community Garden Work Day ~ Lend a helping hand at the garden on the 3rd 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. 10 s -2p. $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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Master Gardeners Winter Library Series & Workshops
UC Master Gardener Help Desk, ucanr.edu/sites/scmg/ NEXT Workshop in February

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

Plant Sales for Good Causes

COMING BACK SOON  ~ 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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