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Summer 2017


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

Plant Sales

Vallejo Plants available

The Sonoma State Historic Park’s Landscape Department is offering plants propagated from the General Vallejo Home property, some of which are direct descendants of the Vallejo era. Plants include succulents, deer-resistant, and drought-tolerant plants. The plants are available to the public for a suggested donation of $1 – $5. All proceeds go directly to the landscape plan for the Vallejo Home. Vallejo Home, 363 3rd St West | Joleen Ossello (707) 938-9547

Jun 3, & 24,~ Willowside School – Our Middle School Nursery is a working nursery with student involvement. We are self-sustaining through plant sales. We have thousands of plants: a variety of low water and drought tolerant perennials, California natives, a multitude of succulents, grasses, salvias, and many beautiful plants to invite beneficial insects, butterflies and hummingbirds into your garden. No veggies. We gladly accept donations of healthy plants, garden tools, working wagons, ceramic pots, recycled 1 to 15 gallon nursery containers. 9-2p, Willowside School, 5299 Hall Rd, Corner of Willowside and Hall Rd, Santa Rosa, 707-569-4724,


Jun 1, 10, 15, & 24~ Gardening for Biodiversity – Audubon Canyon Ranch Conservation Center – Drop in 9 – 11a. Help maintain native wildflowers in our small urban native garden. You’ll also help sustain native bees, butterflies, birds and more. Free, registration required, 6:30p – 9:30p, ACR Conservation Center, 226 Center St, Healdsburg, Dave Self,,

Jun 1 ~ Fungi in your Soil – Valley of the Moon Garden Club – Are We Having Fungi Yet? Karen Guma to speak and show photos describing the biology of fungi in the soil with the dos and don’ts of promoting beneficial microbes in the garden. Sonoma Veterans’ Memorial Building at 126 First Street West in Sonoma. Meet-and-Greet time is at 6:30. Members are free; guests pay $5, which goes towards the $20 club membership if desired. 707-935-8986

June 3 ~ Test your Trees for Sudden Oak Death Disease – At this one-hour meeting you will learn to: Identify symptoms of SOD on bay laurel, oaks, and tanoak. Collect symptomatic leaves from bay laurel and tanoak to be analyzed at no cost. You collect at locations of your choice and drop them back at meeting site that weekend. We drive leaves to UC Berkeley Lab for analysis on Monday. You get results in late summer.

Jun 3 ~  at 9:00 am Galbreath Preserve Meet at the Yorkville Post Office, 25400 CA-128, Yorkville; Sonoma Community Center 9:30 am at 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma; Graton Community Club 9:30 am at 8996 Graton Road, Graton; Spring Lake Park, Environmental Discovery Center 9:30 am at 393 Violetti Road, Santa RosaRegister:,, (707) 565-2608.

Jun 21 ~ Berries 101- Look at what you may want to add to your garden and how to make berries thrive. Offered by Garden Angel Design. Free / Call Sherry to rsvp and directions, 5:30p – 6:30p, Bayer Farm, Santa Rosa, 707-484-1035

Western Hills Garden 

16250 Coleman Valley Rd, Occidental, 707-872-5463,, $10/person admission. Sat. 10 – 4p and by appt.,

  • June 3-4 ~ Saxon Holt and Pacific Horticulture weekend, see Western Hills Garden “through the eyes” of famed photographer Saxon Holt. Sat. two separate 2-hour sessions as part of the Pacific Horticulture Society fundraising event ( Sun. is an all-day workshop for a small number of students.
  • June 10 ~ A Bee’s Eye View of the Garden, with local beekeeper Steve Woodward, exploring the lives of the bees at Western Hills Garden.
  • June 17 ~ Look Up! Sara Malone & Stew Winchester, admiring the form and foliage of the garden. $

Petaluma Seed Bank,

199 Petaluma Blvd. N, Petaluma, 707-773-1336,,

  • Jun 1 ~ Lecture Series with the Sonoma County Master Gardeners.
  • Jun 13 ~ :Gardener’s Book club. 6 -8p
  • The second week of each month: Robert Kourik Series on Roots. An author and expert on roots, Robert presents a range of information each month, including Sustainable Tree Care, Garden Myths, California native Plants, Fungi, Fruit Nut & Veggie Roots, Drip Irrigation, Soiles for Rose, and Dynamic Accumulators. Free. 6:00pm – 8:00 pm
  • Jun 28 ~ Veg-Curious Meeting. Join a varied roster of speakers discussing vegan and vegetarian concepts and issues. Delicious nibbles and recipes make it fun to explore a plant-based diet in a friendly and non-aggressive atmosphere.

Daily Acts – June 2017

All events at: 245 Kentucky St. Petaluma, unless otherwise listed

  • Jun 8 ~ June Garden Day – Cavanagh Center Food Forest – Workparty
    426 8th Street, Petaluma Free 10-12p
  • Jun 10 ~ Demystifying Drip Irrigation Workshop 
    9291 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor Free 10-2p
  • Jun 15 ~ Daily Acts Open House Free 5:30 – 7p
  • Jun 21 ~ June Garden Day – Sebastopol City Hall & Library Landscape
    7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol 10-12p
    Jun 23 ~ June Garden Day – Pocket Park – Workparty 2-4p
    Jun 24 ~ Greywater Oases Tour & Workshop 9-1p
    Petaluma Private Residence, Petaluma,

Sonoma County Master Gardeners –

Library Series & Workshops

  • Jun 1 ~ Topic: A Healthcare Program for Succulents Speaker: Petaluma Seed Bank, 199 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, Phone 707-773-1336 6-8p
  • Jun 3 ~ The Master Gardener Food Garden Specialists – presentations on soil/compost/mulch, IPM (integrated pest management), companion planting and transitioning your spring garden to summer.  Stony Point Community Garden, 2150 Giffen Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA (corner of Stony Point and Giffen 10:30-12:30p
  • Aug 26 ~ The Transition Food Garden – hands-on tips for making the transition from summer to fall vegetable gardening. Harvest for the Hungry, 1717 Yulupa Ave. Santa Rosa. 10:30 -12:30p
  • Aug 26 ~ Plant 4 Pollinators – Cheryl Veretto Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa Free 10:30 -12:30p


Santa Rosa Luther Burbank Garden Tours – include 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; Children 12-18, Seniors and College Students with ID $8.50; children under 12 free with an adult. Special garden areas focus on medicinal herbs, cutting flowers, roses, wildlife habitats, and ornamental grasses. Many unusual varieties of plants and new horticultural introductions are represented. Most plants are labeled with both botanic and common names. Follow the story of Burbank’s career with our self-guided tour. The Gardens are open to the public every day from 8 to dusk. Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, 204 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, 707-524-5445,,


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