botany

California Native Plant Sale | Venta de Plantas Nativas at Sonoma Garden Park

[Español abajo] We will be selling native California plants that have been cultivated at our Native Plant Nursery at Sonoma Garden Park on April 8 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to source California landscape and restoration plants for your garden! Sonoma Ecology Center’s Native Plant Nursery is located at Sonoma Garden Park, 19996 7th Street East in Sonoma. We will share a list of available plants (including California native, drought tolerant perennials, trees, and shrubs that attract pollinators) closer to the date! This event will have bilingual Spanish-English support. Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing!…

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Lavender, photo by Molly Kate Photography

Essential Oils Distillation Workshop

A day of learning on the ranch from Alice Encinas Duvernell, MA, a French Ethno-Botanist and the founder of Biophilia Botanicals! What you will learn/receive: How to perform hydro-distillation in a traditional copper still AND everyday kitchen appliances Informational handout 100 ml custom blended aroma blend 2-ounce bottle of freshly distilled hydrosol distilled onsite at the farm Mid-day meal and refreshments In this full-day demonstration/workshop, you will discover the unique experience of steam and hydro distillation in a traditional copper still, as well as a method in an affordable home cooking device. Alice will share her passion and knowledge about…

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Lavender at Sunset

Bees N Blooms is an organic Lavender Labyrinth and Flower Gardens located in sunny Santa Rosa. Mid-May to mid-July is the time when all the lavender at Bees N Blooms is blooming with bright purple radiance. This year, we’re opening the farm on a few evenings during bloom time to share the beauty! There’s no better time than a glowing sunset to experience the full beauty of lavender. Bring a camera, friends, and a picnic to enjoy in the Pavilion or in the Labyrinth! The farm will open at 6PM, and close at 9PM. The Farmstand will be open from…

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Lavender Daze

Bees N Blooms is an organic Lavender Labyrinth and Flower Gardens located in sunny Santa Rosa. Mid-May to mid-July is the time when all the lavender at Bees N Blooms is blooming with bright purple radiance, and we open the farm to the public for Lavender Daze! This is the best time to come out to enjoy all that the farm has to offer, especially the vibrant labyrinth and wide variety of blossoming flowering plants. Because of the many different varieties of lavender, we have bloom from mid-May through mid-July. The Farmstand will be open during this time, and an…

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SingleThread Bouquet Building

Join SingleThread Farm’s floral team this Summer for a short course in design and bouquet building. Twice monthly, our floral designers will welcome guests into their studio at the Farm Store at Dry Creek, discussing fundamentals of design and utilizing the flowers grown right here on the farm. Our guests will leave with their own handmade, beautifully crafted bouquet. Saturday 7/15 1-2 PM FarmStore at SingleThread Farm at Dry Creek

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Vernal Pool Botany

Field Trip with Allison TitusMeeting at the Laguna Environmental Center, with field trips to off-site locations.$30 sliding scale. Pre-registration required. Vernal pools, or temporary pools of water that provide habitat for distinctive plants and animals, are a unique feature of the Santa Rosa Plain. Every year is different for vernal pool flora, which depends on many factors such as timing of rainfall, total amount of rainfall and daytime temperatures, to name a few. This botanical field trip will begin in Heron Hall with a brief overview of Santa Rosa Plain vernal pool ecology and the Laguna Foundation vernal pool conservation…

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