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Food For Thought Garden Tour

Food For Thought 22nd Annual Spring Home and Garden Tour

Apr 20, 2017


 Unique properties include beautiful homes, park-like settings with spectacular views, a glorious rose garden, lovingly tended succulents, and more!

Secret ArchwayFood For Thought, which provides nutritional support to those living with HIV and other serious illnesses in Sonoma County, is proud to announce our 22nd annual Spring Home & Garden Tour onMay 28, 2017 from 10 am5 pm. This highly anticipated event gives ticket buyers exclusive access to several stunning private homes, gardens, and properties within Sonoma County. The 2017 locations celebrate a range of architecture, native plants, unique trees, and succulents. Funds raised by the tour go toward fresh weekly groceries, nutrition education, and a congregate lunch program for FFT’s clientele.

Highlights include:

The Manzanita Estate has views that are breathtaking in beautiful Montecito Heights, in Santa Rosa. With an antique rose garden, Japanese garden, fountains, perennial beds, and shade gardens, this is a sure delight to have on our tour!

A renovated 1905 home and garden, this home has been remodeled to integrate the house and urban garden, featuring many succulents in and around a rock garden. There are numerous potted plants that encompass unique plants and flowering varietals.

Garden FountainThere will also be an opportunity to tour the food bank, organic gardens, and edible landscape surrounding the Food For Thought headquarters in Forestville as well as the whimsical, wonderful Food For Thought Antique store in Sebastopol.

Tickets for the tour are $50 and include a booklet with descriptions of the homes and gardens and a map for the self-guided tour. Homeowners will open their private residences to ticket holders from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, May 28.

You can order tickets by phone at (707)887-1647, or by visiting the Food For Thought office in downtown Forestville. Delicious gourmet box lunches from Cottonwood Catering for $15 can be pre-ordered ahead and will be available for pick-up on the day of the event at Food For Thought in Forestville.

For more information on Food For Thought and the 2017 Annual Spring Home & Garden Tour, please visit


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