Connect with other gardeners
Gardening with others is one of the best ways to learn – here are some tips for where other food gardeners may be found.
- Meetup.com Group – Backyard Farmers of Sonoma County
Join others who grow vegetables and/or raise chickens on a small scale to meet to share advice, inspiration and resources.
- Transition Sebastopol – Local Food Group
This group promotes food gardening in Sebastopol and has an email list for those interested in creating food resilience in the community.
- West County Community Seed Exchange
A group of food gardeners dedicated to seed saving, meeting monthly near Sebastopol to share seeds and knowledge.
Live in an apartment with no room to garden? Or are you a sociable gardener?
- The Community Garden Network supports Sonoma County’s 90+ community gardens.
- Find a garden close to you by checking CGN’s online Garden Directory.
- Community Garden Start-Up Guide (pdf)
A step-by-step guide to creating a community garden in your neighborhood.
- Creating a Neighborhood Garden Wheel (pdf)
How to work with your neighbors and friends to create and nurture food gardens throughout the neighborhood.
Subscribe to one of the Sonoma County email lists below to share and exchange gardening information and materials.
Send an email to SoCoGardenExchangefirstname.lastname@example.org to join this listserve.
- Homegrown Guild
Send an email to HomegrownGuildemail@example.com to join this listserve.
- School Garden Network
SGN supports the many school gardens of Sonoma County, which teach children how to garden and grow food. Find the signup for their forum on the SGN home page.
The Community Garden Network website has a blog and newsletter signup.
Daily Acts is a south county nonprofit which takes action and educates on permaculture and sustainable water use Facebook page.
Sonoma County Master Gardeners have information about all kinds of gardening, and offer training courses to become a master gardener.
Let Us Know
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