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Our Harvest Market is reopening for the season on Saturday, April 21! Come join us.

Help guide the future of Sonoma Garden Park by taking part in the SGP Master Plan Update!
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May
5
Sat
Eco-Friendly Garden Tour @ Sonoma Garden Park
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sonoma Garden Park will be showcased as one of the inspiring gardens of Sonoma and Marin counties during this annual self-guided tour organized by Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership. The Eco-Friendly Garden Tour is a public outreach and education program that promotes sustainable landscaping practices by showcasing inspiring gardens throughout Sonoma County and North Marin. The Tour highlights Russian River-Friendly and Bay-Friendly landscaping best practices, and supports Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) certified professionals by featuring their personal or client’s gardens.

Come inspect Sonoma Garden Park’s Low Impact Design (LID) garden features and learn about sustainable landscaping and agricultural practices used throughout the park. Docents and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the plants and sustainable landscaping practices.

We will have veggie starts for sale throughout the day!

To register for this free event, please go to: http://www.savingwaterpartnership.org/eco-friendly-garden-tour/.

May
19
Sat
Herbal Gifts for Mother’s Day @ Sonoma Garden Park
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come celebrate mothers everywhere and honor Mother Earth by making some hand-crafted herbal gifts for mom! You will learn how to make an infused oil and turn that into salve or balm that can be used to heal cuts and scrapes and other boo-boos. This is a fun and family-friendly workshop. Each participant will take home a container of hand-crafted salve!

This workshop has limited space and registration is required, so reserve your spot today by going to https://herbalgiftsformom.brownpapertickets.com.

Jun
9
Sat
Caring for Pollinators from the Ground Up @ Sonoma Garden Park
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Sonoma Ecology Center will be offering a Bee Patch Garden Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 9th, at the Sonoma Garden Park.

Did you know there are over 600 varieties of native bees live in Sonoma County? Most we will never see because they’re fast, often small, and nest underground. But take a summer stroll in Sonoma Garden Park and you’re likely to spot more bees than you can count. On one day alone, researchers documented 80 bee species.  Other beneficial insects and hummingbirds use the garden, too, as it’s a busy oasis of year-round habitat and food resources. The Garden is an exciting and productive local offset to mounting, worldwide pollinator declines.

Come join us at the Sonoma Garden Park to learn how your garden can help reverse the downward spiral in pollinator populations. A well-designed, home garden Bee Patch offers the biodiverse foraging and nesting habitat pollinators are stressing to find.  If you build it, they will come!

Workshop co-leaders are: Oona Heacock, assistant executive director with the North Coast Resource Conservation & Development Council; Katy Pye, former conservation district leader and author of a pending workbook on tracking garden pollinators; Kandis Gilmore, Ecologist and Pollination Biologist from Sonoma State University, and Joan Weir, apprentice in the UC Davis Masters Beekeeper program.

A lecture period will set up a Garden walk to observe forage and nesting habitats and identify native bees and the plants they prefer. Participants will learn how to create a Bee Patch habitat in their home gardens and monitoring techniques for contributing data to citizen science biodiversity studies.

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