Upcoming Events

Jan
24
Tue
Volunteer Drop-In Hours @ Sonoma Garden Park
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Become a Sonoma Garden Park Volunteer!
Whether you love weeding, planting seeds, or being in the chicken coop, the Park has a variety of tasks suited to volunteers who enjoy being outside and learning about different plants and gardening practices. Other tasks may include sheet mulching, prepping fields, and the ever-popular harvesting of vegetables and fruits during our seasonal Harvest Market.
Please contact us for more information about our next *Volunteer Orientation!
Drop-in volunteers are welcome at Sonoma Garden Park (*all new volunteers are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation before dropping-in)!
Sonoma Garden Park Volunteer Drop-In Hours (as of November 1, 2016)
     – Tuesdays 9am-12pm
     – Wednesdays 2pm-5pm
     – Fridays 9am-12pm
     – Saturdays 9am-12pm
To learn more about current volunteer opportunities, please contact Jane Nakasako at 707.996.0712 ext. 107 or at jane@sonomaecologycenter.org

Jan
26
Thu
Trail Clearing & Construction Day @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Help us keep our trails clear of brush and free of mud and rocks and assist with construction and maintenance projects such as painting and building repair.  Meet at the White Barn at 9:00.   Tools provided, no experience needed.  And lunch included!
Volunteers like you make the difference at Sugarloaf.
To RSVP and if you have questions email john@sonomaecologycenter.org 

Jan
27
Fri
Volunteer Drop-In Hours @ Sonoma Garden Park
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Become a Sonoma Garden Park Volunteer!
Whether you love weeding, planting seeds, or being in the chicken coop, the Park has a variety of tasks suited to volunteers who enjoy being outside and learning about different plants and gardening practices. Other tasks may include sheet mulching, prepping fields, and the ever-popular harvesting of vegetables and fruits during our seasonal Harvest Market.
Please contact us for more information about our next *Volunteer Orientation!
Drop-in volunteers are welcome at Sonoma Garden Park (*all new volunteers are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation before dropping-in)!
Sonoma Garden Park Volunteer Drop-In Hours (as of November 1, 2016)
     – Tuesdays 9am-12pm
     – Wednesdays 2pm-5pm
     – Fridays 9am-12pm
     – Saturdays 9am-12pm
To learn more about current volunteer opportunities, please contact Jane Nakasako at 707.996.0712 ext. 107 or at jane@sonomaecologycenter.org

Jan
28
Sat
Advanced Mushroom Seminar @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join Our local Mushroom Expert George Riner for a day full of learning about the fascinating world of our fungi friends here at Sugarloaf. The day will include two aspects, first you will meet at the Observatory class room for a one and a half hour lecture followed by a two to three hour hike. The Hike will cover moderate terrain about 2 miles. During the hike you will have the chance to explore the park through the lens of a Mushroom explorer. Just remember all the mushroom are for your learning experience and not to take home. Limited to 30 guest cost is $40. Reserve your spot fast, this event will fill up quickly!
Purchase tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2724047
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2724047.

Volunteer Drop-In Hours @ Sonoma Garden Park
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 
Become a Sonoma Garden Park Volunteer!
Whether you love weeding, planting seeds, or being in the chicken coop, the Park has a variety of tasks suited to volunteers who enjoy being outside and learning about different plants and gardening practices. Other tasks may include sheet mulching, prepping fields, and the ever-popular harvesting of vegetables and fruits during our seasonal Harvest Market.
Please contact us for more information about our next *Volunteer Orientation!
Drop-in volunteers are welcome at Sonoma Garden Park (*all new volunteers are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation before dropping-in)!
Sonoma Garden Park Volunteer Drop-In Hours (as of November 1, 2016)
     – Tuesdays 9am-12pm
     – Wednesdays 2pm-5pm
    – Fridays 9am-12pm
     – Saturdays 9am-12pm
To learn more about current volunteer opportunities, please contact Jane Nakasako at 707.996.0712 ext. 107 or at jane@sonomaecologycenter.org

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