Heirloom Tomato plants for schools!

 

Guerneville school has generous donated hundreds of tomato plants for local schools to pick up. Plants are at the north west corner of the Ceres Garden behind OReilly Media on 116 North.

1005 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Thank you Guerneville!!

Part Time Garden Coordinator Wanted Community Soil

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Larkfield Community Garden and Learning Center is looking for someone that can farm. We have a mixed use 3/4-acre property, partially used for outdoor education and the other 1/2-acre used for mixed vegetable food production and an orchard. This 1/2 acre is yours to farm. Produce is sold at either the farm stand- partially run by the local elementary school- or at the local grocer. Some vegetables are also donated to local food banks. Much of the seed and starts are donated. You will work with our admin staff to ensure that you have the resources needed to operate the farm. The staff meets once a month to discuss the needs of the farm. You are responsible for everything from cultivating the soil to prepping the harvest to sell.

HOURS

Part-time, 12-15 hours/week. No set time you have to be there. Just put in the hours and keep the farm pumping!! Semi-optional volunteer days every 3rd Saturday. Would be great to have you there every month for these volunteer days, but it is not required.

PAY

$15/HOUR.

CONTACT

Email resume to jeff@communitysoil.com or for questions call Jeff Shields at 707-293-7750

FOR MORE INFORMATION

www.communitysoil.org

Workshop! Growing “Slow” in the School Garden

Growing a Slow School Garden

Join The School Garden Doctor, Slow Food Napa Valley, and the School Garden Task Force for an engaging day in a Slow Food School Garden. In this workshop, we will demonstrate lessons from  the latest Slow Food USA Curriculum, “Good, Clean, Fair,” including an authentic experience in a commercial kitchen. We will engage in scientific exploration and observation, and connect school garden lessons to curricular standards. In addition, we will share tried and true techniques taken from the model program at Pueblo Vista Magnet School including garden planning and maintenance, material and financial resources, and volunteer and community engagement. Our local Master Gardeners will introduce Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Guidelines.

For more details and to register, Click Here.

Friday, June 16th 9 am – 3 pm

Saturday, June 17th 9 am – 12 pm

Pueblo Vista Magnet School 1600 Barbara Rd, Napa, 94558

School Garden Apprenticeship Program

 

SGN is offering summer support to school gardens in the Petaluma and Santa Rosa/Sebastopol areas. SGN Affiliate Gardens will be prioritized. If your school is not yet an Affiliate Garden it’s quick and easy to sign up on our website.

This service is made possible by SGN’s new School Garden Apprenticeship (SGA)  program, which hires and trains teens in garden maintenance and irrigation installation. The program will focus on school gardens in Petaluma and Santa Rosa/Sebastopol, and will operate 2 days per week for 6 weeks (mid-June thru July).

We are offering one day of work at your school garden during our season. The School Garden Apprenticeship is managed by SGN Staff and volunteer and endorsed by Harmony Farm Supply. This is a great opportunity to get a new area of your garden sheet mulched, to add new garden boxes, to build a compost system or to do the weeding you never get to during the busy school system. Each school is responsible for providing materials for projects unless it is a drip irrigation system. You can discuss possible projects with Sue Davis the SGA coordinator.

To be a school garden work site, you must have an already exiting school garden, and have a designated school garden representative present onsite when our crew is there. You also need to have clear tasks needed for a crew of 4 teens.

If you are interested in installing automated drip irrigation at your site then apply for SGN’s WaterWise SchoolGarden mini grant to receive a free design and help with installation!

APPLY HERE for a Work day with the School Garden Apprenticeship Program.

The application deadline is June 5th, and schools will be notified of their acceptance by June 14th.

For more information or to discuss possible projects please contact SGN Apprenticeship Coordinator-Sue Davis  at schoolgardenapprenticeship@gmail.com.

Know a teen that might be interested in participating in this new program. Get the application from Sue Davis!

School Garden Plants available at Ceres Garden

Hi all!

Susan and Elizabeth started  18 flats of starts – flowers, winter squash, zucchini, chard, pumpkins, cucumbers, kale, and basil.

Many thanks garden angels!!

Plants are on pallets at the north west corner of the Ceres Garden behind OReilly Media on 116 North.

Please bring your own flats as the plants are sitting directly on the pallets.

Also some free plants from OAEC!!

Please text me or post on facebook if plants are gone!!

Laurel 707m508-9710

Eco Friendly Garden Tour this weekend!

The 2017 tour will take place on Saturday May 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and includes twenty four gardens throughout Sonoma County and North Marin. Registration is now open!

For 2017 the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership is excited to be collaborating with the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) Milo Baker Chapter and Daily Acts. Each of these organizations will be presenting gardens on the tour.

 

About the Tour

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. The Eco-Friendly Garden Tour is self-guided and is provided free of charge.

Public Gardens & More

For the other 364 days we are pleased to provide you with a listing of inspiring public demonstration gardensthat you can visit at any time of the year. For a virtual experience you can also visit the gardens that were featured on the tour in the past few years.

 

Slow Food USA Garden to Cafeteria Toolkit

Dear Whole Kids Foundation Community, 
As part of our one time Healthy Kids Innovation Grant, and with support from United Health Foundation, we launched nine innovative projects to improve children’s health and nutrition.
Join us as we launch one of them: the Slow Food USA Garden to Cafeteria Toolkit. We will introduce this toolkit and its pilot program through a webinar next Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 4pm EST/1pm PST. Find more information below!
If you are not able to join us, the webinar will be recorded and housed on our GoToWebinar channel.
Love and Veggies,
Whole Kids Foundation

WholeKidsFoundation.org
A Whole Foods Market Foundation

 

Grace High School has Pollinator plants for Sale

Plant Sale

Thursday, May 18,

6pm to 8 p. m.

Piner High campus-Room I 93.

Located near the art show in the South East corner of the campus.

We will be selling pollinator plants; milkweed, figwort, echinacea, and cone flower.

Also Brandiwine and Pear tomatoes.

More info?

Contact Marlena Hirsch <mhirsch@srcs.k12.ca.us>

 

15 flats of tomato starts available for schools

Avalow has extra tomato plants for schools!! Contact Marley Hutchinson at marley@avalow.com to pick up what you need.  She is also available by phone at (720) 987-7673.

Thank you Avalow!

 

 

FREE introduction to Citizen Science in the Elementary Classroom!

 What it is: Learn to integrate citizen science into elementary science classrooms. In citizen science projects, students work with scientists to support data collection, make observations, and contribute to science in the real world.

What we’ll do: You will learn what citizen science is, and how to use it in your classroom. You will engage in activities such as scientific sketching and data collection in the field (weather dependent), and plan for what citizen science can look like in your classroom. We will also discuss how citizen science connects to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Who: This workshop is open to elementary school teachers, and is offered as a partnership between UC Davis School of Education and Pepperwood Preserve.

Why: Increase engagement with science that extends beyond the classroom walls and connect to the Next Generation Science Standards.

Time: Wednesday, June 7, 10am-1pm

 

Location: Dwight Center for Conservation Science, Pepperwood Preserve,

2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

 

To Register: Sign up at http://pwdcitizenscienceworkshop.brownpapertickets.com, or contact

Margaret Boeger at: mboeger@pepperwoodpreserve.org or 707-591-9315 x121