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GARDEN, Farm, Plant Sales - Sonoma County CALENDAR

by Vesta Copestakes

Master Gardeners Seek New Trainees ~ Do you love to garden? Are you eager to learn the latest in plant science and horticulture from noted experts in the field? Are you willing to share this knowledge with other gardeners from Sonoma County? Applications now available online at www.sonomacountymastergardeners.org. Submit by Sep 23. 707-565-2608. 

HELP OUT AT THE GARDEN PARK ~ Drop-in volunteer days at the beautiful Sonoma Garden Park are as follows: Tuesdays 9am-12p, Wednesdays 9am-12pm, Fridays 9am-12pm, Saturdays 8am-12pm New volunteers must attend a Volunteer Orientation. Once you have done so, you are free to drop in any of these days. Information or to sign up, contact Jane Nakasako by email or call 707-996-0712 ext 107.

Garden Plots Available ~  at Sonoma Garden Park. For more info, contact Lisa Quigley 707-996-0712 ext 107 or lisa@sonomaecologycenter.org. 

Garden Volunteer Days, First Friday of the Month, 9am – noon. Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA. Share your passion for pollinators by helping our native plant garden thrive! Volunteers are essential in beautifying our site. Activities include planting, weeding, spreading wood chips, and general site cleanup. 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 people so that we can have enough supplies. Only heavy rain cancels. For more information, please contact: Maggie Hart, Laguna Foundation (707) 527.9277 x.100 maggiehart@lagunafoundation.org

The Sonoma County Beekeepers' Association meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the 4H Building in Rohnert Park. The address is 6445 Commerce Boulevard (behind the 24 Hour Fitness Club and Grocery Outlet). Membership is open to all. Our mission is to educate our members and the general public about honeybees and other pollinators. We have smaller groups based on geographical location in the County called "Clusters" who meet for hands-on workshops and "bee cafes". Dues is $30 per year. 

WORKSHOPS – DEMOS - EVENTS by DATE

Mar 9 ~ Steele Lane School Garden Gathering and Tour - Join School Garden Network (SGN) and Slow Foods North for a School Garden Gathering at the Steele Lane School courtyard garden. Tour the garden with garden teacher, Todd, followed by a share out of some tried and true" Garden Back Pocket Lessons." SGN and Slow Foods North will bring seeds, starts and some Bodega Red Potatoes, a local potato brought back from obscurity and now on the SlowFoods Ark of Taste! Bring a favorite! 3:30 - 5p. Steele Lane School, 310 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. RSVP hereschoolgardens.org/steele-lane-elementary-schools-thriving-garden-program
 

Mar 11 ~ Wildwood Nursery ~ Second Saturdays; A Japanese maple pruning demonstration by Joseph Monte.  Mr. Monte has fifteen years’  experience growing maples at the nursery and operating a tree shaping  service throughout the Greater Bay Area.  Learn the basics as well as insider tips while watching him transform several varieties of maples during the demonstration.  There will be time for Q & A. 1-4p 10300 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood events@wildwoodmaples.com or 707.833.1161

Mar 25 ~ Rose Expert, Ping Lim, Speaks at Quarryhill Botanical Garden - Ping Lim, award-winning rose breeder, will speak about his work cultivating roses. Mr. Lim was born in Laos, educated in Taiwan, and moved to the US where he became the Rose Research Director for Bailey Nurseries, leading an award-winning Oregon-based rose breeding program. While now running his own business, Ping also writes a column for the Portland China Times. He is author of Rose Village in China, A Life with Roses, and Selecting a Rose’s Parents, for the Rose Hybridizers Association handbook. $15/members; $20/non-members. 10 - 11a.  707-996-3166, quarryhillbg.org

Mar 27 ~ Companion Planting for Your Veggie Garden -Just in time for this year’s garden, Bryce Sumner and Sue Lovelace, Sonoma County Master Gardeners, will show how, with the purposeful combining of veggies, herbs, and flowers, you can create a garden that uses wise watering practices, encourages beneficial insects, uses no pesticides, and much more. 10-11:30p Village Network of Petaluma 402 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma (at Oak St. and the carwash). info@petalumavillagenetwork.org or 707-776-6055 

Apr 1 & 2 How to Have a Happy Rose Garden (or) Rose Gardening for Dummies Everyone can enjoy rose gardening! Learn how to prepare your garden to bring forth its most beautiful bloom.  Jan ‘The Rose Lady’ will offer tips on water-wise planting, fertilizing, mulching grooming your roses for the whole year. Watch as we actually plant a Rose! Please:no picnics, no pets. $2.00 donation appreciated. Nursery and Garden open 10-5, garden demonstations at 10a and 2p. Russian River Rose Garden, 1685 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg.  russian-river-rose.com

Apr 5 ~ Attracting Beneficial Insects - How to bring them into your garden and make them want to stay. We’ll discuss what they do and why we need them to make our gardens more resilient. Offered by Garden Angel Design. FREE 5:30 - 6-30p Santa Rosa near Bayer Farm. RSVP Sherry at 484-1035 for information and directions.

Apr 7 - Luther's Burbank's Un-Birthday - Help Celebrate Luther Burbank's 168th birthday- no attendance reqiured, no need to purchase a gift or wear a funny party hat.  Just make a donation that will benefit the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens Association at constantcontact.com Your donation of any amount will help us with our goal to expand the educational programs at Luther Burbank Home and Gardens. Call 524-5445 or visit lutherburbank.org

Apr 19 ~ Creating a self-perpetuating garden - How to encourage self-seeding annuals and vegetables. Using less of our energy and producing more yields, Forage in our own garden. Offered by Garden Angel Design. FREE 5:30 - 6-30p Santa Rosa near Bayer Farm. RSVP Sherry at 484-1035 for information and directions. 

May 3 ~ Perennial food crops - Why we want to grow them and the many choices available. See the many examples in our food forest garden. Offered by Garden Angel Design. FREE 5:30 - 6-30p Santa Rosa near Bayer Farm. RSVP Sherry at 484-1035 for information and directions.

May 17 ~ Dynamic accumulators - these amazing plants accumulate nutrients from the soil and enrich will enrich your garden. We will identify and discuss the attributes that these plants bring to our gardens. Offered by Garden Angel Design. FREE 5:30 - 6-30p Santa Rosa near Bayer Farm. RSVP Sherry at 484-1035 for information and directions.

Jun 7 ~ Fall Crops - Consider plant options and plan what to plant now for a fall/ winter harvest. Discover how easy a winter garden can be. Offered by Garden Angel Design. FREE 5:30 - 6-30p Santa Rosa near Bayer Farm. RSVP Sherry at 484-1035 for information and directions.

Jun 21 ~ Berries 101 - We can grow so many berries here in Sonoma county. Let’s look at what you may want to add to your garden and how to make them thrive. Offered by Garden Angel Design. FREE 5:30 - 6-30p Santa Rosa near Bayer Farm. RSVP Sherry at 484-1035 for information and directions.

Sonoma County Master Gardeners' Library Workshops All events FREE,  For more information visit: sonomamg.ucanr.edu and Register for all workshops.

Feb 25 ~ Rose Pruning - Sonoma UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - 10:30a - 12:30p - Jim Lang - Sonoma Library - 755 W Napa Sonoma - sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Feb 25 ~ Making Your Sonoma County Garden More Sustainable - Cloverdale UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - 10:30a - 12:30p - Kim Pearson - Cloverdale Regional Library - 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale - sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Feb 25 ~ Pruning Workshop - RP/Cotati UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - 10:30a - 12:30p - Fred Revetria - Rohnert Park Library - 6250 Lynne Conde Way - Rohnert Park -sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Mar 2 ~ Sudden Oak Death Workshops - Petaluma Seed Bank and UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County -The SOD Team presents what is currently known about Sudden Oak Death including symptoms, oaks it affects, extent of its spread and a treatment that can slow the progress of the disease. Doors open at 5:30. Workshop 6-8p - Janet Calhoon - Petaluma Seed Bank - 199 Petaluma Blvd. N. 707-773-1336 -sonomamg.ucanr.edu or sonomamastergardeners.org

Mar 4 ~ Monarchs and Milkweed - Rincon UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County -Monarchs are valuable pollinators and they need help from home gardeners. Master Gardener Suzanne Clarke will discuss feeding, anatomy, life cycle, diet and distribution of populations. She will share what home gardeners can do to help their survival. Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd. 10:30a-12:30p -Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd. Santa Rosa -sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Mar 4 ~ Making Your Sonoma County Garden More Sustainable - Sebastopol UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - Master Gardener Kim Pearson will discuss what sustainability is and why it is so important for the future. Using an example of a small urban garden, she will suggest projects that will transform a typical garden into a more sustainable garden that can be a beautiful and enjoyable outdoor space. 10:30a - 12:30p. Sebastopol Regional Library 7140 Bodega Ave. Sebastopol - sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Mar 4 ~ The Single Best Thing You Can Do For Your Garden - Windsor UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County -Master Gardener Lyle Bullock covers the how and the why of composting. She explains why giving back to your garden is as vital as taking from it. To grow beautiful, healthy plants, you must maintain your soil. Give it homemade compost. 10:30a - 12:30p Windsor Public Library - 9291 Old Redwood Hwy. Bldg. 100 Windsor - sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Mar 11 ~ Spring Food Gardening: Soil, Seeds and Starts - The Master Gardener Food Gardening Specialists are presenting a spring food gardening workshop: "Soil, Seeds, and Starts." Learn how to provide a sustainable environment for your crops along with hands-on activities making seed tapes and up-potting starts. Bring your gardening hat and gloves. In the event of heavy rain, indoor space is available. 10:30a – 12:30p. Harvest for the Hungry Garden, 1717 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa (behind the Methodist church; cross street Hoen).For more information visiit. sonomamastergardeners.org

Mar 11 ~ Dahlia Care and Culture - Guerneville UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County -Learn how to grow great dahlias for beds, borders and cutting gardens. Master Gardener Jim Lang has grown several thousand dahlias over the past 30 years and has exhibited and judged them for the past 10 years. 10:30a - 12:30p.  Guerneville Regional Library - 14107 Armstrong Woods Rd. Guerneville -sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Mar 11 ~ Honey Bees: Pollinators and Honey Makers - Healdsburg UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County -Master Gardener Denny Pedersen will discuss the secret life of the honey bee, as he takes you on a tour of life in a honey bee colony.  He will discuss what it is like to be a beekeeper and what you can do to help our busy and fragile pollinators. Find out what plants to grow for bees. 10:30a - 12:30p. Healdsburg Library, 139 Piper St.  Healdsburg Regional Library - 139 Piper St. Healdsburg - sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Mar 11 ~ Native Plants for Sonoma County Gardens - Cloverdale UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - Master Gardeners Susan Foley and Mimi Enright discuss California native plants. Learn which native plants hail from plant communities whose conditions are similar to those in Sonoma County and how to site them in your garden for maximum success. 10:30a - 12:30. Cloverdale Regional Library - 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale - sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Mar 18 ~ The Wonderful World of Worms - Sonoma UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - 10:30a - 12:30p - Jennifer Roberts - Sonoma Library - 755 W Napa Sonoma -sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Mar 25 ~ Growing Great Tomatoes- Peppers and All Summer Vegetables - Petaluma UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - 10:30a - 12:30p - Steve Albert - Petaluma Library - 10:30a - 12:30p 100 Fairgrounds Dr. Petaluma - sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Mar 25 ~ IPM (Integrated Pest Management) - RP/Cotati UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - 10:30a - 12:30p - Kathleen Fitzgerald - Rohnert Park Library - 6250 Lynne Conde Way - Rohnert Park - sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Apr 1 ~ Building a (Mostly) Native Habitat Garden - Windsor UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - 10:30a - 12:30p - Bill Klausing - Windsor Public Library - 9291 Old Redwood Hwy. Bldg. 100 Windsor - sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Apr 6 ~ Building a (Mostly) Native Habitat Garden - Petaluma Seed Bank UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - 6p-8p - Bill Klausing - Petaluma Seed Bank - 199 Petaluma Blvd. N. 707-773-1336 - sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Apr 8 ~ Simple- Easy and Earth Friendly Backyard Gardening - Healdsburg UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - 10:30a - 12:30p - Dennis Przybycien - Healdsburg Regional Library - 139 Piper St. Healdsburg - sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Apr 8 ~ Supermarket orchid Survival Class (Bring your ailing orchids!) - Petaluma UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - 10:30a - 12:30p - Ann Chambers - Petaluma Library - 10:30a - 12:30p 100 Fairgrounds Dr. Petaluma - sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Apr 8 ~ Dahlia Care and Culture - Sebastopol UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - 10:30a - 12:30p - Jim Lang - Sebastopol Regional Library 7140 Bodega Ave. Sebastopol -sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Apr 8 ~ The Single Best Thing You Can Do for Your Garden - Cloverdale UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - 10:30a - 12:30p - Lyle Bullock - Cloverdale Regional Library - 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale - sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Apr 15 ~ Irrigation for Conservation - Sonoma UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - 10:30a - 12:30p - Jerilynn Jenderseck - Sonoma Library - 755 W Napa Sonoma -sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Apr 22 ~ Irrigation for Conservation - Petaluma UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - 10:30a-12:30p - Jerilynn Jenderseck - Petaluma Library 100 Fairgrounds Dr. Petaluma -sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Apr 22 ~ Gopher Control - RP/Cotati UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - 10:30a-12:30p - Fred Revetria & Tom Donovan - Rohnert Park Library - 6250 Lynne Conde Way - Rohnert Park - sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Apr 29 ~ Catching Varmints: Managing Gophers - Moles and Deer  -Rincon UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - 10:30a-12:30p - Fred Revetria - Rincon Valley Library 6959 Montecito Blvd. Santa Rosa - sonomamg.ucanr.edu

Daily Acts Workshops ~ Register for FREE workshops  at www.dailyacts.org or 707.789.9666
Volunteer Days ~ Join us for one of our monthly Stewardship Days at a public model sites where food forests thrive! We need more hands and hearts checking drip lines, doing special projects, and keeping weeds at bay while we enjoy community and a monthly plant feature. Register at www.dailyacts.org to get the address and so we know you are coming!

Mar 9 ~ Work Party - Cavanagh Center Food Forest 426 8th Street, Petaluma, Free 10-noon   
May 13 ~  Rockin' Homesteads Tour - Choose either Petaluma, Cotati, or Windsor. A fantastical Tour of beautiful water-wise gardens and homesteads. A great activity for Mother's Day. 10a - 1p 
Mar 15 ~  Garden Day - Sebastopol City Hall & Library LandscapePlace: 7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol Free 10-Noon
Mar 17 ~ QWEL Greywater Workshop! - Get hands-on experience installing two greywater systems in one day. Geared for past and future Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper training participants, but all are welcome. $50 8- 4p, Santa Rosa
Mar 17 ~ Garden Day: Pocket Park - Intersection of LaSalle & Loretto Ave. Cotati Free 2-4p 
Mar 18 ~ Investing for a Resilient World - Learn how to evaluate a range of local investments, engage positively with the sustainable global economy, and explore how you can help build a better world that works for everyone.  10- 2p  $48 Sonoma Mountain Village, 1100 Valley House Drive, Rhonert Park
Mar 22 ~ Garden Design Workshop - Let us help you design a garden that will nourish your senses, provide habitat, and enhance your home value, while saving money on your water bill! 5:30 – 7:30p 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor
Mar 22 ~  Garden Design Workshop: Dreaming Your Water-Wise OasisPlace: 9291 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor Free 5:30-7:30p  

Harmony Farm Supply and Nursery 3244 Gravenstein Hwy North, Graton. 707-823-9125. Register for the FREE classes at www.harmonyfarmsupply.com 

Mar 11 ~ Rainwater Harvesting -  Chad Griffith of Harmony Farm Supply will lead this short seminar on the basics of collecting  rainwater.  We  will  cover  typical  methods  of  harvesting  rainwater including design considerations, typical water tanks, and auxiliary plumbing. The course will be followed by a Q & A session for persons with in depth questions that go beyond the scope of our basic discussion. Free 10-Noon Register here: harmonyfarmsupply.com/calendar-of-events/
Mar 18 ~ Soil Health, Amendment, Nutrients and Irrigation - Soil health starts with developing an active biological eco-system for nutrient delivery to the roots. The workshop will discuss the activities associated with nutrients transmission. The discussion will also include appropriate nutrient levels for the macro and micro nutrients, and responsible irrigation practices. Problems that can occur when these are out of balance will be part of the discussion as well. Presented by Rick Williams of Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery. Free 10-Noon Register here: harmonyfarmsupply.com/calendar-of-events/
Mar 25 ~ Gopher Trapping Class - Gregg Crawford, “The Gopher Guy”, will be here to demonstrate how to set his modified Cinch gopher trap for best results. Gregg has successfully trapped thousands ofGophers in Sonoma County. Reclaim your garden from These underground terrorists! Free 10-Noon  Register here:harmonyfarmsupply.com/calendar-of-events/ 
Apr 1  ~ Gopher Trapping Class - Gregg Crawford, “The Gopher Guy”, will be here to demonstrate how to set his modified Cinch gopher trap for best results. Gregg has successfully trapped thousands ofGophers in Sonoma County. Reclaim your garden from These underground terrorists! Free 10-Noon  Register here: harmonyfarmsupply.com/calendar-of-events/  

Petaluma Seed Bank Talks & Workshops All talks are FREE, unless otherwise noted. 199 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. Visit Facebook for full calendar of events. 

Mar 8 ~ Seaweed Harvest & Use ~ This informative, illustrated presentation includes how to differentiate and use our coastal "sea vegetables". In addition to a slideshow with demonstration items, we’ll discuss the health of our coastline, harvest cycles, and the nutritional/health benefits of seaweed. 6-8pm. 
Apr 6 ~ Building a (Mostly) Native Habitat Garden ~ Join Sonoma County Master Gardener Bill Klausing for a talk about creating a native habitat in your garden. 6-8pm.

Russian River Rose Company ~ 1685 Magnolia Dr, HealdsburgNursery & Garden. Open every weekend in April & May 10-5 russian-river-rose.com. Please: no picnics, no pets.  Special themes each weekend in April, no reservations required, $2.00 donatation appreciated

Apr 1 & 2 How to Have a Happy Rose Garden (or) Rose Gardening for Dummies - Everyone can enjoy rose gardening! Learn how to prepare your garden to bring forth its most beautiful bloom.  Jan ‘The Rose Lady’ will offer tips on water-wise planting, fertilizing, mulching grooming your roses for the whole year.Watch as we actually plant a Rose! Garden demonstations at 10a and 2p. 

Apr 8-9 & 15-16 ~ Glorius Irises of Spring, The Garden Awakens - Just when we need a bit of color in the garden, the irises begin their glorious spring show! Enjoy 120 varieties of these gorgeous beauties in full splendor, many of them world-class award winners, planted throughout the 650 roses in our garden. Tours 10a and 2p (except Easter) 

Apr 22-23 ~  Fragrant Roses To Fill Your Senses -  See and smell the especially fragrant roses in our Display Garden of over 650 varieties. Many of our antique Damask, Gallica and Bourbon roses will be perfuming the air, and the irises continue their gorgeous and fragrant display. Relax on the Sweet Scent Seat, a cedar bench surrounded by perfumey roses, scented annuals and perennials.  Visit California’s only Perfume Rose Fields –tours at 10a and 2p

April 29 & 30 ~ Climbing Roses "Magnifique!"  - Our homage to Monet’s Garden!  A magnificent tour of more than 75 varieties of climbing roses in full bloom.  Meander down the Rose Alleé, an avenue of 12’ arches holding 30 cascading climbers.  What a sight! What a fragrance!  We’ll offer tips on selecting, growing, training and pruning these majestic gems. Tours at 10a and 2p. 

upcoming in May......

May 13 ~ A Prelude to Mother's Day
May 14 ~ Mother's Day Open Garden - All mothers will receive a special little something

Garden Conservancy Northern California Open Days Garden Tours For more information, visit opendaysprogram.org, or toll-free weekdays at 1-888-842-2442.

Luther Burbank Home and Garden's - Tour season begins April 1, tour Luther's home, wander the gardens, check out the gift shop and visit the new museum exhibit. Docent led tours April - September, Tuesday - Sunday 10-4.  Call 524-5445 or visit lutherburbank.org

Luther Burbank Gold Ridge Experiment Farm every Wednesday 9-12p. Enter 7777 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol DirectionsSelf-Guided Tours Take your own tour any time: self-guided, free trail-map found on the kiosk and barn. Docent Tours By Appointmentwschsgrf.org

Occidental Arts & Ecology Center's Certified Organic Plant Nursery NEW in 2017! Now open every weekend from April-October with tours of the OAEC demonstration gardens on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. FREE. Tours at 1p. Plant nursery open Sat-Sun 10-5p. 

Plant Sales 2017 for GOOD CAUSES:

Mar 11 ~ 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. Price: $4 for 1 gallon container. We have over 15 varieties of Specialty Japanese Maples 3-6 ft tall at $25 to $45 per tree!!! Please share this information with friends, neighbors, or co-workers. Rain does not cancel. No veggies. We gladly accept donations of healthy plants, garden tools, working wagons, ceramic pots, recycled 1 to 15 gallon nursery containers, etc.  5299 Hall Rd, Santa Rosa (corner of Willowside and Hall Rd) Entrance is on Willowside Rd. 9-2p 707-569-4724. 

  • FUTURE DATES
  • Apr 1 ~ 9-2p
  • Apr 22 ~ 9-2p
  • May 13 ~ 9-2p
  • Jun 3 ~ 9-2p
  • Jun 24 ~ 9-2p 
  • FALL DATES: August 19, Sept 9, Sept 30, Oct.21, Nov 11 

Mar 14 ~ Santa Rosa Junior College  - Plants sales are student and volunteer run with all proceeds going towards Horticulture Student Scholarships. Parking is available for a small fee in the Bech Parking Lot off Elliott Ave. Free parking up to one hour in the surrounding neighborhood. Cash, Check and Credit Cards are accepted.  1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. All Plant Sales are located in the Lark Hall Greenhouse, the same building as the Planetarium. 10-2p

  • FUTURE DATES   
  • Apr 11  ~ 10-2p      
  • May 7 Day Under the Oaks 10- 4 

Mar 19 ~ Windsor Garden ClubSucculent Day Workshop and Swap Windsor Town Green Community Garden on the corner of Windsor Rd. & Joe Redota Dr. Free 1-3p 

Apr 1 & 2 - “Orchids in Wonderland”  - Sonoma County Orchid Society Show and Sale -  Benefiting Sonoma County Orchid Society and Canine Companions for Independence®.  Large, beautiful displays of orchids including award winning plants from society members and numerous vendors. Free skill sessions on growing orchids, free docent tours of the display and The Orchid Doctor who can help diagnose what ails your orchid. You'll find a large selection of different kinds of orchids and succulents to buy, photograph and admire - so many more varieties than available in stores and nurseries. This year our co-beneficiary is Canine Companions for Independence® and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to this deserving organization. Canine Companions for Independence® provides service dogs to those in need within our community and will be attending the show with working dogs for you to meet. CCI.org   Santa Rosa Vets Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa. $8 look for the $1 discount coupon in the Press Democrat. Sat: 10-5p - Sun 10-4p - www.SonomaOrchids.com                                                                                                 

Apr 1 ~ Petaluma Garden Club - 3rd annual plant sale where you will be able to choose from a great selection of organic vegetables, perennials, succulents and drought tolerant plants all grown and nurtured with the expert skills of our members.  We also feature an area of “Garden Treasures”, some new but mostly gently used. All profits benefit School Grants, Community Outreach Programs and Local Parks where we help in supporting the building of vegetable gardens and educational. 488 Casa Verde Circle, Petaluma (Nearby major cross streets:  Lakeville Hwy and South McDowell/Casa Grande Road and South McDowell) 9 - 1p - Rain or Shine  opportunities for children

Apr 8 Sonoma County Jail Plant Nursery & Teaching Garden -Bring a cart or wagon to carry your plants. Plants are grown by inmates using compost, no fertilizers or pesticides. All sales income is used to provide project based education to inmates.The public is invited to purchase California Native and drought tolerant shrubs, perennials, succulents, groundcovers along with Fruit and ornamental trees and lots of Spring vegetable starts. Checks or Cash only, No Credit or Debit Cards. Ten (10) Sonoma County Master Gardeners will be on site to help you select appropriate plants for your garden and answer questions.  2254 Ordinance Rd., Santa Rosa   Free - 9-Noon,  information and a plant list at our website: www.scoe.org/jailindustries or call Rick Stern (707) 525-8310 or jailind@mcn.org

  • FUTURE DATES
  • May 6
  • Sep 9
  • Oct 7 

Apr 1 & 2 AND Apr 8 & 9 ~ Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Organic Nursery - Spring Plant Sale Event. The OAEC Nursery offers hundreds of varieties of 100% CCOF Certified Organic, open-pollinated, heirloom vegetables, flowers and culinary and medicinal herbs, many started from our own seed collection and propagated from plants in our "Mother Garden.”  Our hand-tended plants are selected to thrive regionally here in the Bay Area, and all have been trialed and savored for years in OAEC's gardens and kitchen.  We also feature an incredible variety of drought tolerant ornamentals, habitat and pollinator plants (including, for example, over 40 varieties of salvias), and perennial multi-purpose plants suitable for permaculture design.  Visitors can see mature plants in place through tours of our gardens and ask the expert OAEC gardeners on hand in the Nursery for water-conserving gardening advice. 10-5p Occidental Arts and Ecology Center -15290 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental  707-874-1557  oaec.org/events/plant-sales/spring-plant-sale/

Apr 21 & 22 Men’s Garden Club - Coddingtown Mall - Guerneville Rd. & Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa, CA (INSIDE the mall in front of See’s Candies, NOT in the parking lot.) Fri: 9-9p; Sat. 9-3p                 The Men's Garden Club plant sale is Friday, April 21, from 9:00  AM to 9:00 PM in the Coddingtown Mall and Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Many varieties of Geraniums and approximately 50 varieties of Tomatoes. Plus many varieties of succulents, both individual and dish gardens.

Aprl 22 ~ Santa Rosa Garden Club -  Plants propagated by Santa Rosa Garden Club members—with emphasis on drought tolerant plants including an outstanding selection of succulents and perennials.  We also offer deer resistant plants.  SR Garden Club will also offer a selection of topiary plants created by members including hearts, garden angels, wreaths and more. The club has arranged for Art Dowing, the “tool man” from the Farmers Market, to sharpen pruners and other garden cutting tools.  He will be available at 11a and will give a brief talk on tool maintenance at 11:30a.  Prices are listed on website: http://www.sonomacountygazette.com/cms/pages/prices.html 
Sale also includes our ever popular indoor “garage sale” with garden related items and other fun finds. For more details, call Proceeds support Santa Rosa Garden Club’s educational programs and projects including funding scholarships for students majoring in horticulture at Santa Rosa Junior College, community gardens and other special club projects. Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center 2050 Yulupa, Santa Rosa 9 -2p - 537-6885 or email gardenclubevents@yahoo.com Rain or Shine.

Apr 22 ~  Harvest for the Hungry Garden -Harvest for the Hungry Garden is an all-volunteer garden that grows and donates well over 20,000 pounds of food annually to several local food programs.  This yearly plant sale is widely anticipated by gardeners throughout Sonoma County and is our only fundraiser of the year. We offer thousands of organic vegetable starts, habitat plants, herbs and locally grown flowering plants at this one-of-a-kind plant sale.  We have over 100 varieties of unique and delicious heirloom tomatoes, including several bred right here in Sonoma County for local conditions, 50 varieties of hot and sweet peppers, and many unusual and tasty varieties of eggplant, squash and cucumbers as well as annual and perennial flowering plants suited for Sonoma County gardens. We will also have special pointers about how to use water wisely during a dry growing season. Our Harvest for the Hungry Garden sale also features several unique vendors who offer herbs, bee products, garden art and a plethora of wonderful gardening supplies and native plants. Come early for the best selection!   1717 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa (behind Christ Church United Methodist) 9-2p - www.harvestgarden.org  

Apr 22 ~ Valley of the Moon Garden Club - Hundreds of 4” and one gallon plants for vegetable and herb gardens, perennials, pollinator plants, succulents at great prices. Master Gardeners and experienced club members are on site to assist with information and plant selection. Also, handmade blue bird houses of old barn wood, made to specifications from Cornell Lab of Ornithology, are on sale. Proceeds support the club’s educational monthly speaker meetings, public workshops, school gardens, and hospital garden. Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma, in back of the building. 9-12p Rain or Shine - 707-935-8986. 

Apr 22 ~ Green Thumb Garden Club, Cloverdale - This fundraising event goes toward scholarships for Cloverdale students plus the civic projects our club sponsors in our city including the Vet's Memorial at the Cloverdale Cemetery, Senior Center Meditation Garden, and the History Center's Garden. Members offer plants that they have grown or transplanted from their own gardens, including tomato plants and other vegetable starts, succulents, drought-tolerant transplants and an interesting variety of outdoor and house plants.  Check out the white elephant table for interesting gardening finds. Ace Hardware parking lot, 750 S. Cloverdale Blvd.   9-2pm

Apr 22 & 23 AND Apr 29 &30 ~ Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Organic Nursery - Summer Plant Sale Event. The OAEC Nursery offers hundreds of varieties of 100% CCOF Certified Organic, open-pollinated, heirloom vegetables, flowers and culinary and medicinal herbs, many started from our own seed collection and propagated from plants in our "Mother Garden.”  Our hand-tended plants are selected to thrive regionally here in the Bay Area, and all have been trialed and savored for years in OAEC's gardens and kitchen.  We also feature an incredible variety of drought tolerant ornamentals, habitat and pollinator plants (including, for example, over 40 varieties of salvias), and perennial multi-purpose plants suitable for permaculture design.  Visitors can see mature plants in place through tours of our gardens and ask the expert OAEC gardeners on hand in the Nursery for water-conserving gardening advice. 10-5p Occidental Arts and Ecology Center -15290 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental  707-874-1557 - oaec.org/events/plant-sales/summer-plant-sale/ 

Apr 23 ~ Windsor Garden Club -Birds and the Bees Spring Plant Sale at Windsor’s Earth Day Health and Wellness Festival on the Green. Windsor Town Green @ McClellan and Market St, Windsor. 10-2p                                       

Apr 23 ~ Bounty Community Farm - Plant prices start at $2. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted. CalFresh/EBT match available for edible plants!  All proceeds for to Petaluma Bounty’s programs that make healthy food available for all. Help us grow our programs! 10-3p Bounty Community Farm - 55 Shasta Ave. Petaluma - petalumabounty.org/programs/food-access/plant-sale/

Apr 28 & 29  ~ Graton Community Club - Biannual Flower Shows benefit a scholarship program for SRJC graduates who are continuing on to a four-year college and help to maintain our historic club house. This spring’s theme of ‘My Secret Garden’ will be presented a large room of wonderful displays of the member’s renditions of their secret gardens using floral arrangements. There will be hundreds of tomato starts of different varieties, various other vegetables and many wonderful plants including drought tolerant species, potted plants, succulents and flower bulbs. The garden area also has a large selection of unique garden art, including mosaic bird houses. The show also is selling lovely handcrafted items, including some beautiful handmade quilts and our signature embroidered tea towels. There will be collectible treasures for sale and a raffle. You can listen to live local music while enjoying the flower displays and have lunch, including homemade dessert from 11-2 at the cost of $10. Desserts and beverages are served all day.  Free- 9-4p 8996 Graton Rd, Graton at the corner of Graton Rd and Edison St. 707-829-5314 www.gratoncommunityclub.org

Apr 29 ~ Luther Burbank Experiment Farm - Gold Ridge -Plant sales every Weds 9-12. Accessed through Burbank Heights and Orchards. Open all year for self-guided tours . Docent-led tours: call to reserve, 707-827-3203. Love plants and gardens? Volunteers are always needed for all phases of gardening, administration and cottage housekeeping help. Come any Wednesday morning to check out our friendly crew. Open House April 29 & 30, 10 AM — 4 PM. 7777 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol 707-829-6711 www.wschsgrf.org

Apr 29 ~ Redwood Empire Rose Society - Rose Plant Sale and Rose Show. Roses for sale grown by members of the Rose Society plus we offer companion plants for your rose garden. Sale benefits the display Rose Garden upkeep at Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center and the presentation of the annual Rose Show. 1-4p Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center 2050 Yulupa, Santa Rosa

Apr 29 ~ Healdsburg Garden Club - Members will be digging hundreds of their “proven winner” perennials for our garden.  Herbs, vegetable starts, and our large selection of Cacti and Succulents will spoil you for choice! Lovely baskets filled with colorful annuals and herbs and decorated with bows, as well as teacups planted with succulents and mugs filled with a dried flower design are perfect for Mother’s Day giving. You can always find something you need from members many gardening extras at the Good Garden Goods Booth at the usual low prices! On hand will be our clipper sharpener: for $5 he will make your clippers ready for the season. Bring your orchid for some TLC including repotting for $5 if necessary and have your questions answered.  We are also have Cheryl Fox from Fox and Associated bringing information on Medical Marijuana.  It is a plant! Now after a hard day of shopping have a wonderful buffet lunch (Cost about $10) while enjoying the center’s wonderful garden.  All profits will go to local students’ scholarships. Healdsburg Senior Living Center 725 Grove Street  Healdsburg 9-1p 

May 6 & 7 ~ Santa Rosa Iris Society - Potted iris sale in conjunction with iris show. Revenues help support the educational iris display garden at Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, and the Society’s “Irises for Schools” and American Iris Society’s “Classroom Iris” Programs in Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties. Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa Sat. 1-5p; Sun 10-5p

May 13—Hessel Grange –Annual spring sale featuring vegetable starts, landscape plants, annuals, perennials and succulents grown by members.  Come find a beautiful plant or garden treasure at our “green elephant table” for your Mother’s Day gift!  All proceeds go to the building maintenance fund for our community hall.  Hessel Grange, 5400 Blank Road, Sebastopol.  8-2 p

Jul 29 ~ American Fuchsia Society— Sebastopol Branch - Hanging Baskets, uprights, many different varieties and colors. Come early for best selections. We meet the 4th Friday of every month at SCA, same address 11 a.m. To 1:00 p.m.  (Occasionally a field trip or pot luck held somewhere else).  The general public is welcome to any of our meetings.  You do not have to be a member to attend our meetings, but we love new members.  We also love Fuchsias, have interesting meetings, field trips, cuttings and great friends. Funds are used for operating expenses (i.e. rent et al)  Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Veterans’ Building, 282 South High Street, Sebastopol. 9-1p Gerri Crane (415) 892-5808, Facebook Sebastopol Fuchsia Friends

Aug 26 ~ Santa Rosa Iris Society Our annual bare root iris rhizome sale. Revenues help support the educational iris display garden at Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, and the Society’s “Irises for Schools” and American Iris Society’s “Classroom Iris” Programs in Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties. 9-3p Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa Sat. 1-5p; Sun 10-5p

Aug 12 & 13 AND Aug 19 &20 ~ Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Organic Nursery - Fall Plant Sale Event. The OAEC Nursery offers hundreds of varieties of 100% CCOF Certified Organic, open-pollinated, heirloom vegetables, flowers and culinary and medicinal herbs, many started from our own seed collection and propagated from plants in our "Mother Garden.”  Our hand-tended plants are selected to thrive regionally here in the Bay Area, and all have been trialed and savored for years in OAEC's gardens and kitchen.  We also feature an incredible variety of drought tolerant ornamentals, habitat and pollinator plants (including, for example, over 40 varieties of salvias), and perennial multi-purpose plants suitable for permaculture design.  Visitors can see mature plants in place through tours of our gardens and ask the expert OAEC gardeners on hand in the Nursery for water-conserving gardening advice. 10-5p Occidental Arts and Ecology Center -15290 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental  707-874-1557 - oaec.org/events/plant-sales/fall-plant-sale/

Sept 5 thru 7  ~ Santa Rosa Iris Society with Iris Rhizomes for sale.  Revenues help support the educational iris display garden at Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, and the Society’s “Irises for Schools” and American Iris Society’s “Classroom Iris” Programs in Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties. Heirloom Expo, Sonoma Co. Fairgrounds 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, 11-8p 

Oct 13 & 14  ~ Graton Community Club - Biannual Flower Shows benefit a scholarship program for SRJC graduates who are continuing on to a four-year college and help to maintain our historic club house. This spring’s theme of ‘My Secret Garden’ will be presented a large room of wonderful displays of the member’s renditions of their secret gardens using floral arrangements. There will be hundreds of tomato starts of different varieties, various other vegetables and many wonderful plants including drought tolerant species, potted plants, succulents and flower bulbs. The garden area also has a large selection of unique garden art, including mosaic bird houses. The show also is selling lovely handcrafted items, including some beautiful handmade quilts and our signature embroidered tea towels. There will be collectible treasures for sale and a raffle. You can listen to live local music while enjoying the flower displays and have lunch, including homemade dessert from 11-2 at the cost of $10. Desserts and beverages are served all day.   Free- 9-4p 8996 Graton Rd, Graton at the corner of Graton Rd and Edison St. 707-829-5314 www.gratoncommunityclub.org

Oct 14 ~ Milo Baker Chapter—California Native Plant Society - Featuring California Native Shrubs, Perennials, Bulbs and Seeds. Expert gardeners available for cultural information. Sale funds scholarships at the SRJC and SSU; public education about CA native plants. 9-1p Santa Rosa Vet's Memorial Building 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa www.milobaker.cnps.org

Oct 22 ~ Windsor Garden Club - Succulent-Topped Pumpkin Sale -Windsor Town Green @ McClellan and Market St, Windsor 10-1p

ONGOING 

4th Mon ~ Petaluma Grange ~ 6:30 pm, The Seed Bank, 199 Petaluma Blvd N ~ Interim Grange President Pam Torliatt, 763-6825, ptorliatt@aol.com ~ californiagrange.org

2nd Tue ~ Sonoma County Orchid Society ~ Learn, share and have fun! 6:30 pm (except September and December), Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa ~ 707-795-0235 ~ sonomaorchids.com

3rd Tues ~ Windsor Garden Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Windsor Senior Center. (A big Thank You to the Center for letting us use their room!) The Windsor Senior Center address is 9231 Foxwood Drive, Windsor. INFO: 707-931-4769 Click here for a mapwww.windsorgardenclub.org

3rd Tues ~ California Native Plant Society ~ Plant ID Hour begans at 6:45 before the General Meeting.  We provide microscopes, so you can see plants up close and key them to species.  Bring specimens you want to identify, or view the selections we have collected. Speakers & presentations, 7:30 pm, Luther Burbank Art & Garden, 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa ~ cnpsmb.org 

4th Tue ~ Redwood Empire Bonsai Society ~ Monthly 7:30 pm, Veterans Building West Room, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa ~ 707-942-4036 ~ rebsbonsai.org

Wed ~ Cultivation Class ~ Weekly, drop-in workshop exploring different aspects of growing. Free. 6:00-7:00 pm, Peace in Medicine, 6771 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol ~ 707-823-4206 ~ peaceinmedicine.org

Wed ~ OAEC Garden Volunteer Day is every Wednesday, from 10 am to 5 pm (except on the Wednesdays before Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year).  You can come for all or just part of the day. There is a vegetarian lunch served at 12:30 pm.  We suggest you bring a hat, sunscreen, extra layers or rain gear depending on season, sturdy shoes and water bottle.   To be considered for a garden internship, you MUST attend at least one Garden Volunteer Day at OAEC.  Please introduce yourself to the garden staff and let them know you are applying for an internship. Please be mindful that the backcountry acreage and community hot-tub and sauna are not available to our garden volunteers.  Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, 15290 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental, (707) 874-1557 voice - oaec@oaec.org

Wed ~ Work Day ~ 9:00-Noon, Luther Burbank’s Gold Ridge Experiment Farm, 7777 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol ~ 707-829-6711 ~ 
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Wed ~ Cultivation Class ~ Weekly, drop-in workshop exploring different aspects of growing. Free. 6:00-7:00 pm, Peace in Medicine, 6771 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol ~ 707-823-4206 ~ peaceinmedicine.org

1st Thurs ~ Valley of the Moon Garden Club hosts gardeners at all levels featuring speakers, garden information exchange, plant raffle, and refreshments.  Held at the Sonoma Vets Memorial Building (Sept through June) at 126 First St. West, in the town of Sonoma. For more information go to:  www.vom-garden-club.org.

3rd Thurs ~ California Native Plant Society meets at the Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave. Santa Rosa at 7:30 pm. Visitors are welcome and the program is free. ~ cnpsmb.org 

3rd Thurs ~ Redwood Empire Rose Society ~ We are a chapter of the American Rose Society in Santa Rosa, California. We meet on the 3rd Thursday the following months; February, March, April, June, July, September, October, November and December, at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center (LBAGC) at 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa CA at 7:00 pm. INFO: http://redwoodempirerosesociety.com/

3rd Tues ~ Windsor Garden Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Windsor Senior Center. (A big Thank You to the Center for letting us use their room!) The Windsor Senior Center address is 9231 Foxwood Drive, Windsor. INFO: 707-931-4769 Click here for a mapwww.windsorgardenclub.org

Sat ~ Gardening Workshops ~ with Sonoma County Master Gardeners. Free. 10:30-12:30 at Sonoma County Libraries ~ 707-565-2608 ~ sonomamastergardeners.org

1st Sat ~ Tour Green String Farm ~ $5 by donation. Noon-1:30 pm, 3571 Old Adobe Rd, Petaluma ~ 707-778-7500 ~ greenstringfarm.com

Second Sat ~ Sea Squids 4-H Club ~ First meeting Sep 8, 9:30 at the Bodega Bay Grange Hall. Families in the Club live in Bodega Bay, Bodega and Valley Ford. Contact Abigail Myers Killey 707-876-3093, abigailmyers@comcast.net or Marilyn Collins 707-478-6107.

Last Sat ~ West County Community Seed Bank ~ Jan-Oct, 9:00-1:00, St Stephen’s Church, 500 Robinson, Sebastopol ~ Sara, 707-829-5234 ~ westcountyseedbank.blogspot.com

Sun ~ Forming Organic Sustainable Community ~ We are looking to familiarize as Friends with Responsible & Accountable Humans who eventually would like to be part of a non-profit Natural Healing Retreat. We value sharing diverse skills and talents, Practicing Fair Trading Principles, Usually meeting every Sunday around 1;00 pm, 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. www.OrganicTribeFoundation.org phone, 808-854-4400

The Santa Rosa Garden Club meets September thru May at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa. Business meeting 1:00-1:30 followed by the program at 1:45 PM. You do not have to be a member to go to your first meeting! http://www.santarosagardenclub.com

Sonoma County Master Gardener Programs: Master Gardeners are volunteers trained and certified by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in the fields of gardening and horticulture.  Since 1981, they have been providing information and technical assistance to gardeners in Sonoma County. There are approximately 250 Master Gardeners in Sonoma County. The purpose of the Master Gardener program is to provide research-based, scientifically accurate information about horticulture and pest management, so that the home gardener can make informed choices. website: www.sonomamastergardeners.org. The SCMG Office is located at 133 Aviation Blvd, Suite 109, Santa Rosa. The hours are Mon-Fri. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.(closed between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) You can reach them at 565-2608.
Information Desks:  Master Gardeners staff desks at their Santa Rosa and Sonoma offices to answer phone calls and personally help clients with gardening questions.
Library Workshops: In cooperation with the Sonoma County Regional Libraries, Master Gardeners lead a series of workshops on subjects of special interest to the home gardener.
Farmers Markets, Fairs and Exhibits:  Master Gardeners set up information booths at weekly Farmers' Markets throughout the County. They answer question, identify plants and pest problems and hand out  UC-developed leaflets on a range of topics.
Other projects include: Sudden Oak Death Specialist  (SOD); Composting Program/Pesticide Use Reduction Education (PURE) Program; Speakers' Bureau; Community Gardens and Other Projects; Food  Gardening Specialists; Sonoma County Master Gardener website: www.sonomamastergardeners.org. The SCMG Office is located at 133 Aviation Blvd, Suite 109, Santa Rosa. The hours are Mon-Fri. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.(closed between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) You can reach them at 565-2608.