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The desire to learn stays with us for all our lives if we start early. Schools play a huge part inspiring children to love learning....and the opportunities never stop. If you have an article on a program that will interest our readers, please send it to us.

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2018-01-05Jan 5, 2018

Happy New Year! January always seems to be an interesting time, psychologically speaking. The holidays are behind us and we are in the early throws of winter, which always has me feeling slightly melancholy - to put it mildly.

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

SGN is proud to report that its summer School Garden Apprenticeship pilot program was a huge success!

2017-10-12Oct 12, 2017

Sonoma Fire Info is a community service run by a group of volunteers collecting and verifying information about the fires affecting Sonoma county. Based out of the Chimera Arts and Makerspace in Sebastopol, we are compiling a live database and comprehensive website that has verified up-to-date information, resources, and news for those affected by the fires.

2017-10-12Oct 12, 2017

Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) has announced that it will remain closed at least through Tuesday, October 17. More than 200 students and employees have lost their homes, and hundreds have had to evacuate.

2017-09-20Sep 20, 2017

Walk & Roll to School events create safer routes for students to walk and bicycle. They emphasize the importance of increasing children‘s physical activity, bicycle and pedestrian safety, traffic congestion mitigation, reducing our carbon footprint and building connections between families, schools and the broader community. In the U.S., International Walk to School Day is expected to include more than 4,000 events across all 50 states. Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world.  Over 7500 K-8 Sonoma County students and their families participated in 2016, and an additional 1200+ high school students participated.

2017-09-15Sep 15, 2017

The new Career Pathways Program is an extension of the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC), which has provided summer jobs to more than 1,600 young people since it began in 2009. The majority of the 16-to-24-year-olds employed through SCYEC’s summer program work for eight weeks on ecosystem restoration and conservation-related projects.

2017-09-01Sep 1, 2017

Welcome Fall! On September 22nd at 12:53 pm, the Northern Hemisphere welcomes the return of Autumn.By now, you probably have noticed the days getting shorter as summer slips away.

2017-08-31Aug 31, 2017

The beginning of a brand new school year is right around with corner, with most public schools in Sonoma County opening their doors between August 14 and 28.

2017-08-31Aug 31, 2017

I was commissioned by the PTA to design and make a mosaic for the school containing ceramic pieces that the students would create. The theme of this project is "We reach for the stars while remembering the flowers at our feet".

2017-08-30Aug 30, 2017

Check out these wonderful events in Sonoma County's beautiful parks.

2017-08-28Aug 28, 2017

If you love to garden, to learn about horticulture, and want to share your information with others, the UC Master Gardeners of Sonoma County oer you the opportunity to learn and to use your knowledge of gardening to serve the community.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

Laguna de Santa Rosa Docent, Guide and Greeter Training has it all: opportunities to spend time in nature, contribute to the community, take positive action, grow, learn about our home environment, make new friends, and renew yourself in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

2017-08-28Aug 28, 2017

With children heading back to school this fall, local brain training center LearningRx Santa Rosa is offering 25 ideas to help parents ensure their child’s success and make homework easier. Here is a sampling of the tips:

2017-03-01Mar 1, 2017

This is our 14th Annual Guide to Gardening in Sonoma County… which includes gardening resources located from Sonoma to the Coast and from Cloverdale to Petaluma. Articles are written by landscaping professionals to educate you on gardening techniques, encouraging a healthy insect population, tree care and more.Please use our guide to find and support locally-owned garden businesses.  And please SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS who make this guide possible! See Below for an Advertisers Index and# onour Map to make it easy for you to find them.THANK YOU!

2017-03-01Mar 1, 2017

There is no shortage of classes on just about any subject related to gardening, water conservation, beekeeping, botany, planting techniques, composting and canning. This list is a good place to start your gardening education!

2017-03-01Mar 1, 2017

Sonoma County has a wealth of opportunities and organizations to learn more about gardening, agriculture, encouraging pollinators in your garden, establishing greywater systems and more. Use this Resource Guide to learn more.

2017-11-27Nov 27, 2017

The holidays are all about gift giving, right? Buy every family member and friend something they may or may not need as a way to show them that you love them. Make sure there aren’t any empty spaces under the tree. Fill that stocking to the brim. Get your kids every single toy on their wish list. You’ll make room for it all somehow.

2017-11-24Nov 24, 2017

The major astronomical event this month occurs on December 21st at 8:16 am, when Earth’sNorthern Hemisphere will be tilted away from the sun at it’s greatest angle – known asThe Winter Solstice. Typically this is also the shortest day of the year and conversely the longest night of the year.

2017-11-16Nov 16, 2017

On a rainy night in early November, about 60 area high school students gathered at Montgomery High School to share innovative ideas about creating a better, more sustainable future at the Center for Climate Protection's (CCP) fifth annual Green Teen Gathering.

2017-11-06Nov 6, 2017

Even before the smoke cleared,
people were talking about rebuilding Sonoma County.

But what does that look like?
Who will make the decisions?
How can we all become stronger together?

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

The fires have left hundreds of children in Sonoma County without homes. Schools are working diligently to assess which students within their communities are now displaced, but it will take time to know exactly how many students in our community have experienced a loss of housing as the result of the fires.

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

For some of the 480 Santa Rosa Junior College students who lost homes in the recent fires, returning to class will help them regain a sense of normalcy. But many students will find it challenging to attend classes while trying to resurrect day-to-day basics of their lives. 

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

By Gayle Bergmann

The Sebastopol Area Time Bank opened to the public in October, 2016 with a small, passionate group and great hope for changing lives in our community. 


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