Senderos Naturales: Caminata de la Primavera
Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve
Sábado el 21 de Abril
8:30 am hasta 12:30 pm
Reuniremos a la Luz Center, 17560 Greger St., Sonoma
We will work on important post-fire trail restoration work.
- Bring lunch & refillable water bottles
- Water and light snacks will be provided
- Tools and material will be provided
- Dress in layers
We have trained crew leaders with tasks for all strengths and sizes of volunteers. Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
This Earth Day give back to your Garden Park! Bring your whole family and lend a hand tending our market garden beds, harvesting, planting, weeding or working in the nursery, all while enjoying Sonoma Valley’s fresh springtime weather.
Let’s celebrate our amazing community resource and the abundance of food we receive from this working farm!
To sign up for this free event please go to: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3357903.
Sonoma Garden Park’s beloved Harvest Market is officially reopening for the season on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Harvest Market will remain open every Saturday through late summer.
Featuring fresh-grown produce including lettuce, bok choy, radishes, kale, cilantro, salad mix, eggs and olive oil, the Sonoma Garden Park is a favorite grocery source for Sonoma residents. Everything is organically and sustainably grown right on the Garden Park’s 6.1 acres except for the olive oil (which is grown and pressed nearby).
Local gardeners have an additional resource: UC Master Gardeners will be on hand during Harvest Market hours to answer all gardening and horticulture questions regarding pest management, the seasonal planting calendar, and anything else you can think of.
A variety of veggie starts – propagated at the Garden Park’s on-site nursery – also are for sale throughout the season.
Come join us in the Straw Bale Barn, buy some produce, and take a stroll around the beautiful Garden Park as our spring flowers begin to bloom. Then come back on subsequent Saturdays and keep stocking up!
Celebrate Astronomy Day with a guided hike along the Planet Walk with RFO docents. Along the way they will speak about each planet in our solar system, with chances to view local wildflowers along the way. This hike come with “passports” booklets for all participants, where you will receive a stamp for each planet you reach. There will be two different options for this hike: 1, travel along Meadow trail to Brushy Peaks until you reach Uranus, then head back on Hillside trail. This is a 2 mile loop with 250 ft elevation gain. Then option 2, Do the full Planet Walk Loop to Pluto of 6.3 miles with a 1100 ft elevation gain traveling along Brushy Peaks to Grey Pine and back through Meadow. Cost is $10 per person parking fees still apply. Please bring a lunch and water.
Purchase tickets here:
North Bay Fire Images
An online story map covering the North Bay between October 8th and October 30th of 2017. All members of the public are invited to upload pictures.
Click on the image for an interactive map of Sonoma Valley
The Ecology Blog: What’s Happening in Sonoma Valley
Recently, our friends at Sonoma Land Trust announced acquisition of a 40-acre property near Hood Mountain Regional Park. The rugged and undeveloped canyon land, home to breeding steelhead and “the last stand of redwoods in the upper Santa Rosa Creek watershed,”...read more
Spring is all about renewal, a theme near and dear to the hearts of Sonoma Valley residents these days as they recover from last October’s wildfires. Maybe that’s why they’ve been so appreciative of our fire recovery work of recent months, and why our Fire Recovery...read more
Sonoma Ecology Center educators are proud to announce our upcoming Summer Science Camps, replete with the outdoor adventure, scientific enrichment and fun themes that Sonoma Valley families have come to expect. This summer, in addition to the backpacking camps, creek...read more
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