Garden Clubs & Organizations-Gardeners Guide 2020
Here are wonderful ways to expand your knowledge as well as offer social opportunities to make friends with like-minded individuals. Some groups raise plants to sell in order to raise scholarship funds to send kids to college, others plant community gardens to feed people or encourage pollinators. No matter what, you will enjoy the company of people who share your passion for plants and the joy of nurturing life with soil, water, sun, and kindness. (Listings with #s are ADVERTISERS who make this guide possible...THANK YOU!)
Community Seed Exchange
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 500 Robinson Rd., Sebastopol
Join us in creating a repository of locally grown organic seed and a network of seed savers in Sonoma County. We gather the 4th Sat. of the month (except Nov & Dec) to work in the seed garden, share seed and learn about seed saving. Free monthly classes. Check website for details. Our seed library has over 200 varieties of locally grown seed available free to gardeners.
Community Garden Network of Sonoma County (CGN)
141 Stony Cir., Ste. 210, Santa Rosa
Program of Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County. CGN works to connect & strengthen Sonoma County’s community gardens to promote food access, healthy eating, stronger communities, & a thriving local food system. We facilitate public awareness, education, leadership training, technical assistance, fund development, donated materials & support of community gardening opportunities.
Community Soil Foundation
450 Noonan Ranch Lane, Santa Rosa
Offering land-based education, creating access to organic produce, & regenerating native habitat and natural resources. At Larkfield Community Garden, we conduct garden-based & nutrition education to youth and adults. We promote environmental stewardship through habitat restoration & watershed protection. We sell affordable, fresh organic produce at a farm stand & donate a portion of the yield to local food banks. Come visit or lend a helping hand during our volunteer work days on the third Saturday of each month 10am-2pm.
P.O. Box 293, Petaluma
A small but mighty grassroots non-profit. We inspire individuals to reclaim the power of their every daily action to create a regenerative, resilient and just world. Check website for complete listing of community projects, opportunities to volunteer, and workshops on topics like greywater installation, rainwater catchment, and landscape transformations.
Graton Community Club
8996 Graton Rd., Graton
Apr. 24 & 25, come to our Flower Show & Sale. Art & Flowers is the theme of the 2020 Spring Flower Show & Plant Sale. Unique flower arrangements are sold along with garden plants: vegetable starts, flowers, succulents, perennials, and drought-tolerant plants. $12 lunch served starting at 11a. Benefits local scholarship program.
Green Thumb Garden Club
Meets 4th Wed of the month @ 1pm Sep–Apr featuring a garden-related topic speaker at Clover Springs Lodge, 210 Red Mountain Dr, Cloverdale. A field trip is planned for May. Alternative events in Dec & Jun. Annual Dues are $20.
Healdsburg Garden Club
725 Grove Street Healdsburg
Volunteer organization meets on the third Mon of each month, Sept thru Jun., at the Villa Chanticleer Annex, 860 Chanticleer Way. Programs include speakers from all aspects of gardening. Refreshments, including home-made treats, coffee & tea, are served at each meeting. Special events include a holiday party in Dec., a plant sale in May, & a picnic for members in Jun. Visitors interested in gardening are welcome to attend. Membership is $40 per year.
We provide information and encouragement for people to grow their own fruit and vegetables – inspire people to create neighborhood garden groups and new community gardens, and help people find local sources of healthy food. See BLOG postings on seasonal garden topics at igrowsonoma.org/blog., as well as the garden-related events calendar.
Men’s Garden Club of Santa Rosa
We meet the 2nd Tues of every month at 7p in the Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave in Santa Rosa. Many varieties of geraniums and approximately 50 varieties of tomatoes. Plus many varieties of succulents, both individual and dish gardens.
Milo Baker Chapter of the California Native Plant Society
Check website for meeting times and dates. Membership is open to all. We have classes, hold plant sales, and encourage the environmental benefits of gardening with native plants. General meetings: The third Tues. of each month (except for July and Aug.) at the Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center at 2050 Yulupa Street in Santa Rosa at 7:30 PM. The meetings include speakers and presentations of floral interest.