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Garden Volunteer Day – Friday, July 1

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Garden Volunteer Day – Friday, July 1

By Maggie Hart, Outreach Coordinator

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. The time is from 9am to 12 noon.

The native plant landscape includes wildflowers, grasses, sedges, trees, forbes and herbaceous plants. There are 14 heritage fruit trees around the historic farmhouse as well as a small vegetable garden to represent the period (circa 1872) the farmhouse was constructed. The site also includes beautiful views, spots to have a picnic, a living willow tunnel in the Children’s Playscape, a bridge over a swale, a pond with wetland plants and an observation deck.

No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn about native plants. Dress with appropriate clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Training and tools will be provided, plus abundant and hearty snacks! RSVP only if you are planning on bringing a group of 5 or more people so that we can have enough supplies.

Driving Directions to the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa: From Hwy 101, take Hwy 12 West towards Sebastopol (Go 3.4 miles). At the first streetlight, turn right on Fulton Road, then take the first immediate left onto Occidental Road (Go 3.2 miles). Turn right on Sanford Road. Laguna Foundation driveway is first on the right.