The Community Garden Network of Sonoma County (CGNSC) works to connect and support the Sonoma County's many (90 and counting) community gardens. We are dedicated to providing access to resources, gardening training, technical assistance, fund development support, leadership training, and other services to community gardens throughout the county, and to facilitating communication and partnership among community garden organizers, garden members, and the larger community.


Come Visit Us at the Heirloom Expo September 9-10-11

heirloom expoLook for CGNSC and other local food and farm-related organizations at the  ”Sonoma County Farms Forever” booth in the Grace Pavilion at the 4th Annual National Heirloom Expo, September 9-11 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

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Check out the CGNSC August Newsletter

3d kids reading newspaperWe have news for you! Our August newsletter is now available in the Newsletters tab. Subscribe to the newsletter using the form in the right column of this page.

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DIY Outdoor Drought Solutions Event on August 23

quell logoIn response to the drought emergency, the City of Santa Rosa is holding a free DIY Outdoor Drought Solutions event on Saturday, August 23 from 10am-4pm at Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa.

Dig in and learn practical, ‘do-it-yourself’ solutions from the experts including how to sheet-mulch your lawn, convert to drip irrigation, choose drought tolerant plants, install greywater and rainwater harvesting systems, and more! This family-friendly event will have a free kids’ activity area and there will be giveaways throughout the day. Staff from the City of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County Water Agency will be on hand to provide information about rebate programs and educational resources. The event will be located at the north end of the Coddingtown Mall parking lot adjacent to Guerneville Road and the Northwest Regional Library building.

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August CGNSC Standing Committee Meeting

There will be two meetings of the CGNSC Standing Committee in August. The first one is Thursday, August 14, 4:00-6:00 pm at the Environmental Center, 55 Ridgway Ave, Santa Rosa.

The second, our regular Standing Committee meeting, is on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at the Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa. Everyone with an interest in community gardening is welcome to attend. Please notify Autumn Buss, CGNSC Coordinator, at autumn@communitygardensonoma.org if you plan to attend the meeting.

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July CGNSC Standing Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the CGNSC Standing Committee is Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa. Everyone with an interest in community gardening is welcome to attend. Please notify Autumn Buss, CGNSC Coordinator, at autumn@communitygardensonoma.org if you plan to attend the meeting.

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June CGNSC Standing Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the CGNSC Standing Committee is Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa. Everyone with an interest in community gardening is welcome to attend. Please notify Autumn Buss, CGNSC Coordinator, at autumn@communitygardensonoma.org if you plan to attend the meeting.

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Community Improvement Grants for Santa Rosa

moneyThe City of Santa Rosa is accepting applications for its Community Improvement Grant Program. A variety of different projects to enhance neighborhoods, including community gardens, are eligible. Grants may be up to $1,000. The application deadline is July 1. Details and how to apply are on the City’s Community Engagement webpage.

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Community Garden Plots Available

Juilliard Park Community Garden, Santa Rosa

Are you looking to join a community garden? Plots are available in several gardens around the County. In Santa Rosa: South Park Community Garden (corner of Milton and Grand) and Kawana Community Garden (2014 Moraga Drive)–contact the gardens’ Coordinator, Arlie Haig, at ajhaig@sonic.net or 707-360-5060 for information (Se habla español). In Sebastopol: Skategarden Community Garden–contact Maureen McCabe at mmccabe@joimail.com. Does YOUR garden have plots available? Let us know at autumn@communitygardensonoma.org and we’ll make an announcement.

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Check out the CGNSC June Newsletter

3d kids reading newspaperWe have news for you! Our June newsletter is now available in the Newsletters tab. Subscribe to the newsletter using the form in the right column of this page.

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Free Workshops on Using Less Water in the Garden

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERALearn more about how to help your garden thrive during the drought! The Sonoma County Master Gardeners are providing two upcoming workshops on using less water in the garden, including soil and mulches, watering plans, and plant types for drought years.

- June 14, 10:30am-12:30pm, Petaluma Branch Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive.

- June 28, 10:30am-12:30pm, Harvest for the Hungry Garden, 1717 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa.

Visit their website for more upcoming events and workshops!

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