The Community Garden Network of Sonoma County (CGN) 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.


Santa Rosa Garden Club Grant Opportunity

Santa Rosa Garden Club
Community Garden Project

Please submit projects to:
Marie Ann Becker
SR Garden Club Committee Chair
1574  Willowside Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Please answer the following questions in your own words. Give as much detail and description as well as cost for each part of your project.

Name of Commmunity Garden, address, size and membership.
Pictures would be nice, plus any special events and projects already completed.

Describe the project and purpose; cost out each item needed.

The more information I receive the better to help you. I will need a contact name and phone number in case I need additional information.

All requests must be received by January 15, 2016.

Marie Ann Becker
707-575-7351

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Check out the CGN Fall 2015 Newsletter

3image4PressDocOur Fall 2015 newsletter is now available in the Newsletters tab. Subscribe to the newsletter using the form in the right column of this page.

Headline Feature article is about the Kawana Community Garden, “Endangered Living Garden” by Arlie Haig at the Featured Article page.

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Check out the CGN March Newsletter

Work party at Apple Valley CGOur March newsletter is now available in the Newsletters tab. Subscribe to the newsletter using the form in the right column of this page.

Pictured is the Apple Valley Community Garden Work Party.

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Check out the CGN February Newsletter

Girl reading newspaperWe have news for you! Our February 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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Community Garden Summit THIS SATURDAY, February 7

Carrots_of_many_colorsThe community gardening event of the year is THIS SATURDAY! The 4th Annual Sonoma County Community Garden Summit, Growing Successful Gardens, will take place on Saturday, February 7, 1:00-4:30pm at Lawrence Cook Middle School (Cafeteria), 2480 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa.

  • Meet and network with other community gardeners

  • Hear inspiring community garden stories

  • Connect with Master Gardeners interested in mentoring community gardens

  • Learn at workshops on garden governance, community garden finances, food gardening in small spaces, and growing more vegetables with less water

  • Find out what the Community Garden Network is doing now

  • Bring your seeds to join in the Seed Swap

Refreshments, childcare, and Spanish translation will be provided. The Summit is a FREE event. Anyone with an interest in community gardening is welcome to attend. Please view the Summit event flyer here.

Also, please join us for pre-Summit Tours of two community gardens on the morning of February 7. Meet at the gardens. Rain cancels tours (but the Summit is rain-or-shine).

10:30-11:15–Tour of Knox Community Garden, 1650 West Third Street, Santa Rosa

11:30-12:15–Tour of Bayer Farm and Community Garden, 1550 West Avenue, Santa Rosa

For more information about the Summit, please contact Autumn Buss, Program Manager, at 707-544-6911 x1009 or abuss@capsonoma.org

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School Garden Educator and Coordinator Position Available

The Community Soil Foundation is hiring a School Garden Educator and Coordinator for its programs for students of the Mark West Union School District. See the full job description here.

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Grant Application Deadline Extended to January 16

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The Sow It Forward grant deadline has been extended to January 16. Sow It Forward is the grants and partnership program of Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI). The grant is for nonprofit causes or organizations interested in starting or expanding food garden projects that are of general benefit to their community.  Past grantees include school gardens, community gardens, food bank gardens, and homeless shelter gardens, among others. Grants range from $325-$500 in value. For more information and to apply, visit the KGI website: http://kgi.org/grants.

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Free Trees for Community Gardens–Apply by February 1

Apple_treeIn honor of Arbor Day 2015, the Santa Rosa Garden Club is generously offering a free tree to community gardens throughout Sonoma County. Arbor Day is April 24, and in preparation the Garden Club is providing trees on March 7 in honor of Luther Burbank’s birthday. To apply for a tree for your community garden, please contact Kay Campbell at 707-526-5788, by February 1.

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Check out the CGN November Newsletter

Girl reading newspaperWe have news for you! Our November 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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Funding Available for Gardens!

moneyThe Santa Rosa Garden Club is once again offering its Community Garden Project grant program for community gardens throughout Sonoma County. Application deadline is December 1, 2014. Click here for more information and application instructions.

In addition, the application period is now open for the Sow It Forward grant program. Sow It Forward is the grants and partnership program of Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI). The grant is for nonprofit causes or organizations interested in starting or expanding food garden projects that are of general benefit to their community.  Past grantees include school gardens, community gardens, food bank gardens, and homeless shelter gardens, among others. Grants range from $325-$500 in value. The application deadline is January 9, 2015. For more information and to apply, visit the KGI website: http://kgi.org/grants.

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