Feb
17
Fri
Sonoma Garden Park Volunteer Workday | Día de trabajo voluntario cada tercer viernes del mes @ Sonoma Garden Park | Sonoma | California | United States

THE JANUARY 20, 2023 EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO RAIN.

Every 3rd Friday of the month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm we welcome existing and new volunteers for a fun morning of work and community building at Sonoma Garden Park. Depending on the season activities include prepping fields, planting, harvesting, weeding, pruning trees and prepping produce for the seasonal Saturday Harvest market. 

Join us for a fun opportunity to enjoy the bounty of each season, and to share and learn from other gardeners. Existing and new volunteers are encouraged to attend—no experience is necessary! Please be sure to bring your gardening gloves, hat, SPF and water. At noon you enjoy a light garden fresh lunch at our shady picnic area provided by Sonoma Ecology Center as a thank you to our wonderful volunteers!

Los voluntarios juegan un papel vital en el Garden Park. ¡Te invitamos a ensuciarte las manos cada tercer viernes de mes! Únete a nosotros de 9:00 am. a 12:00 pm y conoce a los voluntarios existentes y nuevos. Las actividades incluyen deshierbe, siembra, poda y cosecha. Después del trabajo, disfruta de un almuerzo ligero proporcionado por el Centro Ecológico de Sonoma.

Sonoma Garden Park está ubicado en 19996 7th St E, Sonoma, CA 95476 y es un proyecto del Sonoma Ecology Center.

Feb
20
Mon
(NEW DATE) Martin Luther King National Day of Service at Sonoma Garden Park | Día de Servicio Nacional en Sonoma Garden Park @ Sonoma Garden Park | Sonoma | California | United States

This event has been rescheduled to February 20, 2023.

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Join us for National Day of Service to honor Martin Luther King, on Monday, February 20, 9:00 am-12:00 pm (new date) at Sonoma Garden Park. This day of service was created in remembrance of Martin Luther King Junior’s idea that a “Beloved Community” is possible through everyone’s contribution.

The Sonoma Garden Park is a community garden that is always in need of volunteer support. Within the 6.1-acre property, there is a culinary garden, a medicinal garden, a pollinator garden, a vegetable garden, and more. Volunteers may help with anything and everything in the garden, from composting to planting to harvesting. 

No experience is necessary, just a willingness to have fun and get your hands dirty! Please let us know you’re coming by RSVPing below. Heavy rain cancels.

Acompáñanos en un día nacional de servicio este Día de Martin Luther King, lunes 20 de febrero de 9:00 am a 12:00 pm en Sonoma Garden Park. Este día de servicio fue creado en memoria de Martin Luther King Junior’s idea de que una “comunidad amada” es posible a través de la contribución de todos.

Sonoma Garden Park es un jardín comunitario que siempre necesita apoyo de voluntarios. Dentro de esta propiedad de 6.1 acres, hay un jardín culinario, un jardín medicinal, un jardín de polinizadores, un huerto, y más. Voluntarios ayudan con lo que sea y con todo en el jardín, desde ayudar con el proceso del abono, a plantar, y cosechar.

No se necesita experiencia, sólamente disposición de divertirse ¡y ensuciarse las manos! Por favor avísanos si vas a atender al registrarte.

Mar
13
Mon

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Join the Sonoma Ecology Center Earthlings for our low-cost spring break in the oak woodland and garden settings on March 13-17 or April 10-14 (Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm). Together, ages 7-11 will grow as junior naturalists and agriculturists. Let’s play games, plant crops, draw and journal nature observations, conduct experiments, and craft artwork and culinary concoctions. This week will provide much-needed time to immerse in the local habitat while enjoying friends. $100 per child, with scholarships available

On the first day, we will tour the 6-acre farm and straw bale barn, play in the dirt, and on the new children’s nature play area (!) while studying soil and building compost. Day 2 is focussed on pollinators, from a hedgerow game to the bee and butterfly garden hunts. On Day 3, we will branch out into the oak woodlands to observe birds and wildlife and create crafts. Day 4 is centered around resources and caring for the planet, enjoying culinary delights, harvesting, preparing and creating new recipes. Day 5 will be open for free play, recaps of the week, and debriefs on the experience.

Please note that this event will not have Spanish-English bilingual support. Please share this event!

This Spring Break Camp is created based on our Growing Discovery, Wildlife Defenders, and Water Wonders programs, which include activities on sustainability and climate.

For questions, please contact Tony Passantino at Tony@sonomaecologycenter.org, Ivana at ivana@sonomaecologycenter.org, Julia Megna at julia@sonomaecologycenter.org, or Jonny Ehlers at jonny@sonomaecologycenter.org.

Únete a los Earthlings del Centro de Ecología de Sonoma para vacaciones de primavera de bajo costo en el bosque de robles y los jardines de Sonoma Garden Park del 13 al 17 de marzo o del 10 al 14 de abril (lunes a viernes de 9:00 am a 3:00 pm). Juntos, de 7 a 11 años, crecerán como jóvenes naturalistas y agricultores. Jugaremos, plantaremos cultivos, dibujaremos y registraremos observaciones de la naturaleza, realizaremos experimentos y elaboraremos obras de arte y brebajes culinarios. Esta semana les brindará el tiempo tan necesario para sumergirse en el hábitat local mientras disfrutan de sus amigos. $100 por niño, con becas disponibles.

El primer día recorremos la granja de 6 acres y el granero de fardos de paja, jugaremos en la tierra y en la nueva área de juego natural para niños mientras estudiamos suelos y abono; el día 2 se centra en los polinizadores, desde un juego de setos hasta la caza de abejas y mariposas en el jardín; el día 3 nos adentramos en los bosques de robles para observar aves y vida silvestre y crear artesanías; el día 4 se centra en los recursos y el cuidado del planeta, disfrutando de delicias culinarias, cosechando, preparando y creando nuevas recetas.  El 5to día será libre para jugar, resumir la semana, y repasar información de la experiencia.

Por favor note que este evento no tendrá apoyo bilingüe. ¡Por favor comparte este evento!

Este campamento de vacaciones de primavera es basado en nuestros programas Creciendo descubrimientos, Defendedores de vida silvestre, y Maravillas acuáticas, los cuales incluyen actividades en sostenibilidad y clima.

Si tiene preguntas, póngase en contacto con Tony Passantino en tony@sonomaecologycenter.org, Julia Megna at julia@sonomaecologycenter.org, or Jonny Ehlers at jonny@sonomaecologycenter.org. Para apoyo en español, póngase en contacto con Ivana at ivana@sonomaecologycenter.org

Mar
17
Fri
Sonoma Garden Park Volunteer Workday | Día de trabajo voluntario cada tercer viernes del mes @ Sonoma Garden Park | Sonoma | California | United States

THE JANUARY 20, 2023 EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO RAIN.

Every 3rd Friday of the month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm we welcome existing and new volunteers for a fun morning of work and community building at Sonoma Garden Park. Depending on the season activities include prepping fields, planting, harvesting, weeding, pruning trees and prepping produce for the seasonal Saturday Harvest market. 

Join us for a fun opportunity to enjoy the bounty of each season, and to share and learn from other gardeners. Existing and new volunteers are encouraged to attend—no experience is necessary! Please be sure to bring your gardening gloves, hat, SPF and water. At noon you enjoy a light garden fresh lunch at our shady picnic area provided by Sonoma Ecology Center as a thank you to our wonderful volunteers!

Los voluntarios juegan un papel vital en el Garden Park. ¡Te invitamos a ensuciarte las manos cada tercer viernes de mes! Únete a nosotros de 9:00 am. a 12:00 pm y conoce a los voluntarios existentes y nuevos. Las actividades incluyen deshierbe, siembra, poda y cosecha. Después del trabajo, disfruta de un almuerzo ligero proporcionado por el Centro Ecológico de Sonoma.

Sonoma Garden Park está ubicado en 19996 7th St E, Sonoma, CA 95476 y es un proyecto del Sonoma Ecology Center.

Mar
25
Sat
Spring Seed Planting Workshop: Home Garden Planning and Seed Sowing Party @ Sonoma Garden Park | Sonoma | California | United States

Let’s propagate locally-grown, pollinator-friendly plants to sustain the earth and ourselves. Back by popular demand…  join us for a Spring Seed Planting Workshop! We will gather at Sonoma Garden Park on March 25, 10:00 am-12:00 pm for a tour, talk, and plan for the future. Participants will plant seeds in cups and leave with a collection of starts for your summer garden. Some seeds prefer direct sowing into the warm ground, others do best when started in cups. After this workshop, you’ll be able to accurately follow seed instructions to give your veggies and flowers the best beginnings. 

Please wear comfortable shoes for uneven terrain. All supplies will be provided. If able, bring a trowel (hand shovel), a notebook, seeds for sharing, and a shoebox and a phone or camera for pictures of seed packets.

This event is led by Julia Megna, Sonoma Ecology Center’s (SEC) Education Project Manager and owner of Florals and Decor by Julia and Ivana Nedelchev, SEC’s Volunteer Coordinator for Sonoma Garden Park. 

There is no charge for this outing, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the work of Ag + Open Space with a quarter-cent sales tax.

Sonoma Garden Park was protected by Ag + Open Space in November of 2011 for recreation and preservation of its natural resources, and learning classroom environment for agriculture field trips for nearby elementary schools through Sonoma Ecology Center’s “Growing Discovery” program. The 6-acre property, hidden in eastern Sonoma, is an incredible public park and working garden site in Sonoma Valley, home of a wide array of habitats alongside sustainably designed systems for both agriculture use and landscaping purposes.

(NEW DATE) Senderos: Taller de Cultivación de Hongos | Senderos: Mushroom Cultivation Workshop @ Sonoma Garden Park | Sonoma | California | United States

NOTICIA: Nuestro taller de cultivación de hongos ha sido pospuesto al 25 de marzo. La hora tambié ha cambiado de 10:00 am- 12:00 pm a las 1:30pm- 3:30pm. | UPDATE: This event has been postponed to March 25, 2023. Additionally, the time of the event has changed from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm to 1:30pm- 3:30pm.

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Come to Sonoma Garden Park on March 25, 1:30-3:30 pm for a bilingual mushroom cultivation workshop! We will learn about easy and inexpensive mushroom cultivation methods and when to harvest. This is a free, bilingual event planned around a primarily Spanish-speaking audience. Registration is required as space is limited. Bring water and dress warmly, as the event will be held outside the barn. Heavy rain cancels the event.

For questions or more information, please contact alma@sonomaecologycenter.org.

There is no charge for this outing, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the work of Ag + Open Space with a quarter-cent sales tax.

Sonoma Garden Park was protected by Ag + Open Space in November of 2011 for recreation and preservation of its natural resources, and learning classroom environment for agriculture field trips for nearby elementary schools through Sonoma Ecology Center’s “Growing Discovery” program. The 6-acre property, hidden in eastern Sonoma, is an incredible public park and working garden site in Sonoma Valley, containing a wide array of habitats alongside sustainably designed systems for both agriculture use and landscaping purposes.

¡Venga a un taller de cultivación de hongos el 25 de marzo de las 1:30 pm a las 3:30 pm en Sonoma Garden Park! Aprenda métodos de cultivación fáciles y de bajo costo, como cuidar de su micelio, y cuando cosechar sus hongos. Este evento es bilingüe y gratuito pero le pedimos que por favor se registre ya que el espacio es limitado. El evento será afuera del granero, así que vista ropa adecuada incluyendo chamarras y zapatos impermeables, y traiga agua. Las lluvias fuertes cancelan el evento. Seguiremos las medidas apropiadas en acuerdo con órdenes del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado. Si tiene preguntas, o busca más información, por favor comuníquese con Alma (alma@sonomaecologycenter.org).

Apr
1
Sat
Cesar Chavez Day of Service at Sonoma Garden Park | Día de servicio en Sonoma Garden Park

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Cesar Chavez Day is meant to encourage neighbors to participate in an act of community service that pays homage to Chávez’s lifetime of work as an American farm laborer, union organizer, and civil rights activist. Honor his memory by joining us for a day of service at Sonoma Garden Park on Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. No experience necessary, just a willingness to have fun and get your hands dirty!

El Día de Cesar Chavez anima a la comunidad a participar en un acto de servicio comunitario que rinde homenaje al trabajo y vida de Chavez como jornalero, organizador sindical, y activista de derechos civiles. Honra su memoria al acompañarnos en un día de servicio en Sonoma Garden Park el sábado 1ro de abril de las 9:00 am a las 12:00pm. No es necesario tener experiencia, sólamente disposición de divertirse, ¡y ensuciarse las manos!

Apr
21
Fri
Sonoma Garden Park Volunteer Workday | Día de trabajo voluntario cada tercer viernes del mes @ Sonoma Garden Park | Sonoma | California | United States

THE JANUARY 20, 2023 EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO RAIN.

Every 3rd Friday of the month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm we welcome existing and new volunteers for a fun morning of work and community building at Sonoma Garden Park. Depending on the season activities include prepping fields, planting, harvesting, weeding, pruning trees and prepping produce for the seasonal Saturday Harvest market. 

Join us for a fun opportunity to enjoy the bounty of each season, and to share and learn from other gardeners. Existing and new volunteers are encouraged to attend—no experience is necessary! Please be sure to bring your gardening gloves, hat, SPF and water. At noon you enjoy a light garden fresh lunch at our shady picnic area provided by Sonoma Ecology Center as a thank you to our wonderful volunteers!

Los voluntarios juegan un papel vital en el Garden Park. ¡Te invitamos a ensuciarte las manos cada tercer viernes de mes! Únete a nosotros de 9:00 am. a 12:00 pm y conoce a los voluntarios existentes y nuevos. Las actividades incluyen deshierbe, siembra, poda y cosecha. Después del trabajo, disfruta de un almuerzo ligero proporcionado por el Centro Ecológico de Sonoma.

Sonoma Garden Park está ubicado en 19996 7th St E, Sonoma, CA 95476 y es un proyecto del Sonoma Ecology Center.

May
19
Fri
Sonoma Garden Park Volunteer Workday | Día de trabajo voluntario cada tercer viernes del mes @ Sonoma Garden Park | Sonoma | California | United States

THE JANUARY 20, 2023 EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO RAIN.

Every 3rd Friday of the month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm we welcome existing and new volunteers for a fun morning of work and community building at Sonoma Garden Park. Depending on the season activities include prepping fields, planting, harvesting, weeding, pruning trees and prepping produce for the seasonal Saturday Harvest market. 

Join us for a fun opportunity to enjoy the bounty of each season, and to share and learn from other gardeners. Existing and new volunteers are encouraged to attend—no experience is necessary! Please be sure to bring your gardening gloves, hat, SPF and water. At noon you enjoy a light garden fresh lunch at our shady picnic area provided by Sonoma Ecology Center as a thank you to our wonderful volunteers!

Los voluntarios juegan un papel vital en el Garden Park. ¡Te invitamos a ensuciarte las manos cada tercer viernes de mes! Únete a nosotros de 9:00 am. a 12:00 pm y conoce a los voluntarios existentes y nuevos. Las actividades incluyen deshierbe, siembra, poda y cosecha. Después del trabajo, disfruta de un almuerzo ligero proporcionado por el Centro Ecológico de Sonoma.

Sonoma Garden Park está ubicado en 19996 7th St E, Sonoma, CA 95476 y es un proyecto del Sonoma Ecology Center.

Jun
16
Fri
Sonoma Garden Park Volunteer Workday | Día de trabajo voluntario cada tercer viernes del mes @ Sonoma Garden Park | Sonoma | California | United States

THE JANUARY 20, 2023 EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO RAIN.

Every 3rd Friday of the month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm we welcome existing and new volunteers for a fun morning of work and community building at Sonoma Garden Park. Depending on the season activities include prepping fields, planting, harvesting, weeding, pruning trees and prepping produce for the seasonal Saturday Harvest market. 

Join us for a fun opportunity to enjoy the bounty of each season, and to share and learn from other gardeners. Existing and new volunteers are encouraged to attend—no experience is necessary! Please be sure to bring your gardening gloves, hat, SPF and water. At noon you enjoy a light garden fresh lunch at our shady picnic area provided by Sonoma Ecology Center as a thank you to our wonderful volunteers!

Los voluntarios juegan un papel vital en el Garden Park. ¡Te invitamos a ensuciarte las manos cada tercer viernes de mes! Únete a nosotros de 9:00 am. a 12:00 pm y conoce a los voluntarios existentes y nuevos. Las actividades incluyen deshierbe, siembra, poda y cosecha. Después del trabajo, disfruta de un almuerzo ligero proporcionado por el Centro Ecológico de Sonoma.

Sonoma Garden Park está ubicado en 19996 7th St E, Sonoma, CA 95476 y es un proyecto del Sonoma Ecology Center.