Doug McConnell Turns Camera on Valley’s Post-Fire Landscape

We love Doug McConnell, and not just because he once visited us at Sonoma Garden Park. For decades McConnell has been the Bay Area’s tour guide, showing generations of viewers all the people and places – especially natural places – that make the Bay Area great. His...

Sign Up Now for Summer (and Spring) Camps

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...

What’s Your Vision for Sonoma Garden Park?

Help determine the future of Sonoma Garden Park! Take part in the Master Plan Update: * Read the Plan * Leave Comments * Attend our Dec. 9 Community Workshop * Sonoma Garden Park was once the home of beloved local schoolteacher Pauline Bond, who granted it to the City...

Exploring Nature Together

As summer marches along, so do we – leading a group of engaged youngsters through the wilderness of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park as part of our Introductory Backpacking Camp. That’s just one of several educational camps we’ve provided this summer, both at Sugarloaf and...

Sonoma Garden Park’s Seasonal Harvest Market Starts this Weekend

Sonoma Garden Park is kicking off its seasonal Harvest Market this Saturday, May 20 – and aside from the usual variety of fresh locally grown produce in a rustic and beautiful setting, the market will also feature members of UC Master Gardeners of Sonoma County, who...

Today Is Our Favorite Day of the Year

It was the end of Earth Day, 1990, when a few local environmentalists gathered together to talk about the day and about Sonoma Valley’s future. This small group – Richard Dale among them – saw that our Valley could use some guidance in dealing with its environmental...