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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!)
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Community Seed Exchange
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 500 Robinson Rd., Sebastopol
CommunitySeedExchange.org
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
707-544-6911 |
capsonoma.org/community-garden
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
communitysoil.org
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.

Daily Acts
P.O. Box 293, Petaluma
707-789-9664
dailyacts.org
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
Gratoncommunityclub.org
707-829-5314
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
707-894-4767
facebook.com/Green-Thumb-Garden-Club-114465651949248/
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
Healdsburggardenclub.org
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.

iGROW SONOMA
igrowsonoma.org
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
californiagardenclubs.com/MensGCSantaRosa
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
milobaker.cnps.org
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.

Petaluma Bounty
707-775-3663
petalumabounty.org
Healthy food for everyone. through collaboration, education and promoting self-reliance. Our vision is To grow a thriving local food system where consumers make informed decisions; farmers make a decent living while prioritizing ecological stewardship of the land; and all people – regardless of income – have access to healthy food. We push beyond the immediate demands of hunger relief toward community food security (and hunger prevention) with programming that expands our community’s capacity to feed each other today and into the future.

Redwood Empire Rose Society
redwoodempirerosesociety.com
We are a chapter of the American Rose Society in Santa Rosa, California. The purpose of the Redwood Empire Rose Society is to promote the culture, interest, and appreciation of roses – to encourage the introduction, development, and uses of all kinds of roses. We meet on the 3rd Thurs. the following months; February, Mar. , Apr. , May, Sept., Oct. at 7 pm. & July at 5:30 pm pruning program in the Garden. Jun. and Nov. Potluck at 6 pm. We hold a Pruning Demonstration in January. Meetings are held at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center (LBAGC) at 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa CA 95405. We will have garden experts on hand to help with selection and ideas for placement of plants. Our consulting rosarians (CR) would be more than happy to help you with rose care questions.

Santa Rosa Garden Club
Plant Sale: Sat. , Apr. 25, 2020 Rosies, Posies & More, we are joining with the Redwood Empire Rose Society. The Sale is on at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center. 707-537-6885. gardenclubevents@yahoo.com
santarosagardenclub.com
The vision of the Santa Rosa Garden Club is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, horticulture and floriculture among the membership and the general public and to promote and participate in the restoration, improvement, and protection of the environment through programs and actions in civil improvement and conservation. SRGC meets on the 4th Mon. (Sept. through May) at Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa, Santa Rosa at 1 PM. We will have garden experts on hand, to help with selection and ideas for placement of plants.

Santa Rosa Iris Society
santarosairis.org
Iris Show: May 9th 1p–5p & May 10th 10a–5p, Bare Root Iris Rhizome Sale: Sept 12th 9a–3p, Heirloom Expo Booth: Sep 15–17 9a–9p, Sonoma County Fair Grounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa. The Santa Rosa Iris Society, A.I.S. and Region 14, studies, propagates & culture of the genus Iris. The Santa Rosa Iris Society meets the second Monday of each month Feb–Oct at 7p at Luther Burbank Art & Garden Cntr., 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa.

School Garden Network of Sonoma County
707-861-0593
schoolgardens.org
Supports and promotes sustainable garden and nutrition-based learning programs in Sonoma County schools, connects school communities with fresh, locally grown foods, and provides a forum for exchanging information and resources.

Sebastopol Fuchsia Society
707-838-9429
facebook.com/groups/Sebastopolfuchsiafriends
Meet at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St. Sebastopol the 4th Fri. of every month 11–1p. The General Public is welcome to the meetings. Field trips, cuttings and great friends! Plant Sale Aug. 1, 9a – 12p, at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St., Sebastopol. Member-grown plants for sale. Proceeds support our club activities and growing plants. Full variety of colors, small pots to hanging baskets, uprights – large and small.

Sonoma County Gardening Facebook Group
facebook.com/groups/SOCOGARDENING
A group made to discuss all things gardening in Sonoma County, California!

Sonoma County Herb Association
707-824-1447
sonomaherbs.org
We are a group of educators, practitioners, medicine makers, growers, and students whose mission is to foster respect for the green world and our community through the responsible use and sustainable cultivation of herbs. SCHA hosts the Sonoma County Herb Exchange, a clearinghouse of top quality, locally grown medicinal herbs. All herbs are grown according to organic protocol. We hold FREE educational events monthly (3rd Wed. of the Month Speaker Series) and host plant sales and other plant-based gatherings throughout the year. Follows us on Facebook and Instagram, and/or join our mailing list for updates on events and seasonally available fresh medicinal herbs.

Sonoma County Orchid Society
sonomaorchids.com
Meetings: Our club meets the second Tues. of each month, except Sept. and Dec. , at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa, 95404. Each month we have a guest speaker, orchids for sale and an orchid raffle. Guests are always welcome.
Mar. 28 & 29 ~ Exploring Orchids Show & Sale – 10a to 5p Sat – to 4p Sunday, Santa Rosa Vets Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa. Admission $10

The Friends of Vintage Roses - 37
thefriendsofvintageroses.org
The Friends of Vintage Roses work to preserve one of the largest collections of old roses in America. We work with curators around the country providing them with propagation material so that this horticultural resource is not lost. At our garden in Sebastopol we propagate some of the rarest roses, which will be for sale at our May event in Sonoma County (May 9), at the Celebration of Old Roses in Albany (May 17) and at the Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa (Sept 15-17). Join us monthly in Sebastopol at “Dirt Days,” Mar. thru Nov. . We are preserving Sonoma County’s unique historic trove of roses—roses rescued from farmsteads, highways and cemeteries in this beautiful, rural landscape.

UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County
133 Aviation Blvd. Ste 109, Santa Rosa
707-565-2608
M–F 8a–12p & 1p–4p
sonomamg.ucanr.edu
Master Gardeners are volunteers trained and certified by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in the fields of gardening and horticulture providing information and technical assistance to gardeners. New garden sense series resumes.

Valley of the Moon Garden Club
707-935-8986
vom-garden-club.org
An educational and fun atmosphere to promote gardening, encourage drought tolerant and native landscaping, protect our natural habitats, and emphasize organic practices. Meetings with informative speakers are held the first Thurs. of the month except July, Sept., and Dec. (when members-only parties are held) at the Sonoma Veterans’ Memorial Bldg., 126 First St West, Sonoma. Spring Plant Sale May 2 and Fall Plant Sale Sept. 15 ~ 9a-12p at: Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St, Sonoma. Rain or shine.

Windsor Garden Club
707-931-GROW (4769)
windsorgardenclub.org
A diverse group of people who would rather be out in the garden than just about anywhere else in the world. We’re all about having fun while gardening and making the Town of Windsor, California, a great place to live. We also manage the Town Green Community Garden, a wonderful spot in the heart of Windsor. All of our meetings are free and open to the public. We meet the second Mon. of the month for social time and interesting educational speakers at the Town of Windsor Bluebird Center. It’s at 25 Bluebird Dr., corner of Old Redwood Highway and Bluebird Drive, just west of the Windsor Palms Shopping Center.
Spring Plant Sale: Apr 22, 10a-2p on the Windsor Town Green. Tomato, herb, & Veggie Starts, Drought tolerant starts for Birds ‘n’ Bees, Cut Flower Favorites starts, & Succulents too!

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