Volunteer at the Upcoming National Heirloom Exposition!

As kids and teachers across Sonoma County are heading back to school, organizers of the 2014 National Heirloom Exposition are gearing up for another wonderful event!  This year the Expo runs from Tuesday, September 9th – Thursday, September 11th at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.  Congratulations to all of the schools that are displaying – there are over 30 this year!  The School Garden Network will have a table in the Hall of Flowers and we are looking for volunteers to help staff the table during the following times:

Tuesday : 2 – 5 p.m., 3 – 6 p.m., and 4 – 7 p.m

Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 12 noon, 3 – 6 p.m., and 5 – 8 p.m.

Thursday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 3 – 6 p.m., and 4 – 7 p.m.

Email Elizabeth Westerfield at westerfielde@gmail.com if you have questions or are able to help out.  Volunteers will get a pass to the Expo.


Get Involved! Volunteer with SGN!

Are you interested in learning about and supporting local school garden projects? Improving school food? Fostering garden-based learning? Connecting kids with the natural world and where food comes from? We are currently seeking passionate people who would like to join the School Garden Network of Sonoma County, now in our 10th year!


School Garden Network of Sonoma County (SGN) accomplishes most of its work through small committees. The amount of time you put in depends on the project.  Click HERE to learn more about SGN Committees.

We are also looking for a few more committed Board members to lend their passion and skills to the organization. Board members actively participate in creating and sustaining school garden projects.  Click HERE for a Board Job Description.


Additional ways to get involved include:

The Human Race – lead or support efforts to raise money for SGN through the 2015 Human Race.

Fundraising – research and solicit new donors, research and write grants, or follow-up with donors.

Outreach – post Facebook and Community Forum updates, represent SGN at community events (i.e. tabling), sell SGN t-shirts at events, organize a garden tour, collect and maintain our free resources, connect with community partners and businesses or advocate for school gardens.

For more information on these opportunities or to sign up, please contact our Administrator, Tracy Batchelder at info@schoolgardens.org, or 707-874-1557 ext. 301.