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Mar 1, 2018


Photo above: The West County Community Seed Exchange Monthly Meeting

American Fuchsia Society

Gerri Crane President
Sebastopol Center for the Arts Veterans’ Building 282 S. High St. Sebastopol
Meets the 4th Friday of every month 11-1p General Public is welcome to the meetings. Field trips, cuttings and great friends!

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 last Saturday 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 Soil Foundation

422 Larkfield Center #221, Santa Rosa (mailing address)
450 Noonan Ranch Lane, Santa Rosa (physical address)
Community Soil Foundation cultivates the wellness of Sonoma County communities by offering land-based education, creating access to organic produce, and regenerating native habitat and natural resources. At the Larkfield Community Garden, we conduct garden-based and nutrition education to youth and adults and provide a gathering space for community members to reconnect and spend time with their family, friends and neighbors. We also promote environmental stewardship through habitat restoration and watershed protection. Working with various partners such as Mark West School and Sonoma County Regional Parks, we also sell affordable, fresh organic produce at a farm stand and donate a portion of the yield to local food banks. Come visit the garden anytime – it is public land open to everyone – or lend a helping hand during our monthly volunteer work days on the third Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm.

Daily Acts

P.O. Box 293, Petaluma
Check website for complete listing of community projects and opportunities to volunteer. Free classes include greywater, rainwater catchment, and lawn-to-lunch transformations. Also available for garden design consultations at your home, with a focus on edible, habitat providing, and water-wise plants.

DIGS (Digging In Gardens in Sonoma)

A garden club made up of master gardeners and garden enthusiasts. We get together for fellowship and to further our own knowledge of gardening. We meet the first Thur of each month at 7 pm in Petaluma. INFO: Jilda Hellinga 415-686-0886 or email

Green Thumb Garden Club

Debbie Williams, President
Meets 4th Wed of the month @ 1pm at Clover Springs Lodge, 215 Red Mountain Drive, Cloverdale. Oct ~ Apr with alternative events in Dec. May. June.
Plant Sale: April 21 at 9a-2p in the Cloverdale Ace Hardware Parking Lot, 750 S Cloverdale Blvd.

Healdsburg Garden Club
A volunteer organization that meets at the Villa Chanticleer Annex, 1248 N. Fitch Mountain Rd. Check website calendar for meeting dates, times, and programs.
2018 Plant & Craft Sale: Saturday April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Healdsburg Senior Living Community, 725 Grove St, Healdsburg. All plants have been cultivated or propagated from members’ gardens.

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, as well as the garden-related events calendar.

Men’s Garden Club of Santa Rosa

President: Shirley Juul 
Club webpage: 
We meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the Luther Burbank Art an garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave in Santa Rosa. 2018 Plant Sale: Sat Apr 14 & Sun. Apr 15 9am - 5pm in Coddingtown Mall, 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
Mailing address: P.O. Box 892 Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Email co-president:
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 Tuesday of each month (except for July and August)  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 Garden Club

PO Box 2901, Petaluma, California
The Petaluma Garden Club meets on the second Monday from September through June at the Petaluma Veterans Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma. Registration, coffee, tea, and a snack begins @ 9:30am. The Plant Table opens with member-generated plants at bargain prices.  There are sign-ups for Trips and Tours.  One can buy raffle tickets for member donated garden items and decorations. Business Meeting @ 10:00am; Educational Program @ 11:00am. At 12:00 we call the raffle winners and door prizes.  By 12:15 the remaining plants go on sale for 1/2 off. Everyone is Welcome! The public is welcome to attend for no cost, however, after three meetings, one is asked to join the club.  Dues are currently $60 a year plus $5 for the yearbook. The purpose of this Club is: to create a wider knowledge of plants; to increase and stimulate a general interest in gardening; to beautify the community; to organize programs and exhibits that shall be both educational and inspirational to all its members. Plants sales are student and volunteer-run with all proceeds going toward Horticulture Student Scholarships.
April 7 – Annual Plant Sale – 9 AM to 2 PM RAIN OR SHINE! 1151 Magnolia Ave, Petaluma

Santa Rosa Garden Club

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 Monday (September through May) at Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa, Santa Rosa at 1 PM.
Apr 14 – Annual Plant Sale – 9 AM to 2 PM RAIN OR SHINE at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center.

Santa Rosa Iris Society
The purpose of the Santa Rosa Iris Society, A.I.S. and Region 14, shall be to stimulate and foster interest in the study, propagation and culture of the genus Iris; all Bearded Irises, Aril Irises, Spurias, Siberians, Japanese, Louisianas, Californicae, and Species Irises.
The Santa Rosa Iris Society meets the second Monday of each month February thru October at 7 p at Luther Burbank Art & Garden Cntr., 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa.
Spring Show: Apr 28 & 28 – Potted iris sale in conjunction with iris show. Sat 1-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm, Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa.

School Garden Network of Sonoma County

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.

Sonoma County Herb Association

Barbara Jean (BJ) Avery, Director
P.O. Box 2162 Sebastopol, CA 95473
Check us out on Facebook! Herb growers, medicine makers, educators, practitioners, gardeners and students. Website details all activities and resources provided by this group, or send email to be put on our email list. ALSO INCLUDES Sonoma County Herb Exchange, a clearinghouse for high quality, locally grown medicinal herbs.

Sonoma County Orchid Society

Kathie Hile:
Sonoma County Orchid Society Meetings: Our club meets the second Tuesday of each month, except September and December, 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.
March 31 Show and Sale 10 AM to 5 PM
April 1  “Rainbow of Orchids”  10 AM to 4 P
Santa Rosa Vets Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa. Admission $8

UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County

133 Aviation Blvd. Ste 109, Santa Rosa:
(707) 565-2608
M-F 8-12 & 1-4
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

Located in Sonoma Valley
P.O. Box 501, Vineburg, CA 95487
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 Thursday of the month except July, September, and December (when members-only parties are held) at the Sonoma Veterans’ Memorial Bldg., 126 First St West, Sonoma. Spring Plant Sale is April 22 from 9 to noon at Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma. Rain or shine.

Western Hills Garden

16250 Coleman Valley Rd, Occidental
(1.3 miles from the corner of Bohemian Hwy and Coleman Valley Rd)
A three-acre of beautiful garden and nursery in the redwoods. Visit our website for complete information. We offer a good selection of rare plants from the garden that are available for purchase. We are open for tours and plant sales on Saturdays from 10am – 4pm during the Spring and Summer months or by appt Tues and Thurs all year.

Windsor Garden Club

P.O. Box 892, Windsor
707-931-GROW (4769)
The Windsor Garden Club is an active club whose members share a love of gardening and community. Core club  activities include: management of Windsor’s 72 bed organic community garden with a volunteer workday every 2nd Saturday from 9 am to noon, free monthly member-workshops in both floral design on 1st Sundays and succulent care and design on 2nd Sundays, and free open-to-the public  speaker meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 pm at The Windsor Senior Center located at 9231 Foxwood Drive. No speaker meetings in June and December however when we hold celebration potlucks. We are a young organization that has been cultivating community since 2009. For more information go to
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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