family fun

Barn Open House

SRJC SHONE FARM BARN OPEN HOUSE 10 AM – 3 PM Saturday, September 9th Our open house will allow the public to explore the gardens and barn. Come, meet our animals and speak with the students in the animal science department who care for them. Shop our farmstand full of fresh produce grown by students, check out our flower stand full of gorgeous bouquets, and enjoy some wine on our patio overlooking the pastures! Event details: – Meet our animals – Farm stand stocked with freshly picked goodies – Flower stand with bouquets grown by our sustainable agriculture students –…

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Compost and Carbon Sequestration Education Event with Daily Acts and Sonoma Ecology Center

You may have heard that compost is great for improving soil health and diverting food waste from landfills, but did you know that using and making compost also helps slow down climate change by sequestering carbon from the atmosphere? Daily Acts and the Sonoma Ecology Center are pleased to be partnering for a Compost and Carbon Sequestration event at Sonoma Garden Park on March 18, 10:00 am-12:30 pm to promote carbon cycle solutions you can take up in your own home garden. We will explain how compost is an excellent tool for mitigating climate change and demonstrate how you can…

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Day Camp for Kids at Charlie’s Acres

About This one-day, three-hour program is open to children ages 7-12 and will allow your child to connect with some amazing rescued animals, including goats, sheep, cows, chickens, pigs, and more. Through empathy and bonding activities with the animals, games, crafts, and more, your child will walk away with a more nuanced understanding of these often misunderstood beings and foster a greater respect for themselves, one another, and all animals who share the Earth with us. A plant-based lunch and snack will be provided. FAQ: Can I register my child for more than one session? Absolutely! The activities will vary…

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Down Home Day at Artful Arrangements

On May 9, 2020, Artful Arrangements is holding the free 6th Annual Down Home Day for family fun on the 1915 working homestead at 205 Orchard Lane, Penngrove 94951, from 11am to 4pm, where guests are provided with live music, self-guided grounds tours and fun parent-&-child activities. It’s also an annual fundraiser, so there will be $1 parent-&-child (or entire family) games and contests and $1 treats, as well as a Libation Station and BBQ Lunch: Large Plate BBQ chicken meal $10, Small Plate $7, Hot Dog meal $5, Hot Dog $3. Beer or wine $5. For more information, visit…

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Earth Day at Luther Burbank Experiment Farm

he Luther Burbank Experiment Farm in Sebastopol is celebrating a beautiful Spring 2024 with free activities on Saturday, April 20th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Earth Day at the farm will feature garden tours, displays, demonstrations, and plant sales. Nursery sales will include garden plants and heirloom fruit trees, available only during our Earth Day celebration! Our gardening and fruit tree experts will be on-hand to discuss fruit tree planting and care and show our fruit tree nursery and 20+ year old apple espalier of 10+ different varieties. Learn how to build soil health and reduce waste at home…

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Easter Centerpiece Class

Artful Arrangements in Penngrove is offering a class in “Creating an Easter Table Centerpiece.” Learn to make a crafty “water-frog” that hugs the table surface, keeping your arrangement of fragrant foliage fresh for many weeks. This class includes all materials and tools needed, as well as refreshments. It is on Sunday, April 5th, at 10am, and runs about two hours. The cost is $10 each, or two friends (or parent/teen) for $15. Here’s a bright idea: bring your neighbor’s teenager and her mother!Call Coordinator Diane in advance to register at 707-664-8656. And if a Sunday doesn’t work for you, you…

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Eco Printing with Natural Dyes

Join us at the Farm Store at Dry Creek, on Sunday, October 22nd, for an exclusive experience that intertwines art and nature. Guests of this workshop will discover the captivating world of eco-printing with seasoned artisans Rose Killian and Heather Law, as they guide you through this natural and sustainable dyeing technique. Harvested botanicals, such as leaves, petals, and natural pigments will be used to craft exquisite patterns that embody the essence of the farm and the surrounding Dry Creek Valley. Explore the process of capturing nature’s fleeting beauty onto silk and wool fabrics resulting in patterns reminiscent of watercolor…

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Fall Festival

SRJC Shone Farm welcomes the community to experience the garden during harvest season. SRJC’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Department students and instructors will facilitate activities and present an abundance of food. Entrance fee is $5 per car and tickets are available online. A farm stand will highlight Shone Farm fresh seasonal produce, and the tasting room will be open to try our wines. Enjoy lunch in our food court featuring Black Piglet + Catering and burgers from the Sebastopol FFA. Farm activities include: • U-pick pumpkins, apples, and sweet potatoes • Kid’s zone including rotten fruit slingshot and compost lessons…

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Father’s Day at Charlie’s Acres

Don’t know what to do with dad on Father’s Day weekend? For the guy who already has all the mugs and all the ties, bring the old goat to see some goats at Charlie’s Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary for a special Father’s Day weekend tour. Dads are not required for entry and yes, our male animal residents are neutered. Located just minutes from downtown Sonoma, our sanctuary is the perfect place for all animal lovers to visit. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour with fun Easter activities following at our education center & picnic area. Activities include: Sanctuary Jaunt –…

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Floral Design: Designing with Aromatics – with Katina Connaughton

Designing with Aromatics Floral Workshops at SingleThread Farms are designed and led by Katina Connaughton, head farmer, floral designer and co-owner at SingleThread and her talented team of Floral Designers. These workshops offer guests the opportunity to delve into many disciplines – flower growing and harvesting techniques, elements and execution of design, use of floral shop tools, identification of seasonal materials and more. The workshop will feature the flowers and botanicals from the month and season. Join us for a field tour and harvest to enliven our senses and connect us with the present. Inspired by the intersection of culinary…

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Garden Gnomes Camps (Ages 5-7) | Campamento de gnomo de jardín (5 a 7 años)

[Español abajo] Let’s get outside! Specially designed for younger campers, this camp will bring the magic of our natural world into the lives of children ages 5-7 years old. Campers will explore nature’s offerings in the enchanted garden of Sonoma Garden Park and oak woodland glen. From treasure hunts, pollinator pursuits, to games and tasting the garden’s bounty, campers will explore the magical world of garden creatures, dig into the soil, and create art. This camp takes place June 19-23 (Monday-Friday), 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Campers are asked to bring their own snacks and lunch. Garden Gnomes Camps are $260 for…

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Garden Wizards Academy: Serpentine Stone Camp (Ages 7-11) | Campamento “Academia de magos jardineros”: campamento “Piedra serpentina” (edades de 7 a 11)

[Español abajo] Garden Wizards Academy Camps at Sonoma Garden Park Session 1 (Serpentine Stone Camp): July 10-14 Session 2 (Obsidian Owl Camp): July 24-28 Camps run from 9:00 am-3:00 pm for all sessions Ages 7-11 Cost: $360 SEC members/$400 non-members per session You may only register 1 child for 1 camp at a time. All digitally-signed waivers are due at the time of registration. For questions, please contact Tony at Tony@sonomaecologycenter.org. There are 25 spots for each session of Summer Wizarding Academy Camps. Scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out this short form and we will…

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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

Our farm is open most weekend days from May 21 through July 10 for Lavender Daze, when the lavender at Bees N Blooms is blooming with bright, purple radiance. Come on out Sunday, June 26 and enjoy live piano & vocals from the Pamela Joyce and Bob McBain Duo from 12 PM to 3 PM. This is the best time to come out to enjoy all that the farm has to offer, especially the lovely labyrinth, farm stand, and live music! Reservations are required during lavender bloom, to ensure we have sufficient parking and that our guests have a wonderful…

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Lavender Daze

Our farm is open most weekend days from May 21 through July 10 for Lavender Daze, when the lavender at Bees N Blooms is blooming with bright, purple radiance. This is the best time to come out to enjoy all that the farm has to offer, especially the lovely labyrinth, farm stand, and live music! Reservations are required during lavender bloom, to ensure we have sufficient parking and that our guests have a wonderful experience. Admission is $20 per person, kids 12 and under free with an adult, with admission good for any time that day. Tickets can be purchased…

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Lavender Daze

Our farm is open most weekend days from May 21 through July 10 for Lavender Daze, when the lavender at Bees N Blooms is blooming with bright, purple radiance. Come on out Memorial Day Weekend and enjoy live Americana & Jazz from the New Skye Band on Saturday, May 28 from 12 PM to 3 PM. This is the best time to come out to enjoy all that the farm has to offer, especially the lovely labyrinth, farm stand, and live music! Reservations are required during lavender bloom, to ensure we have sufficient parking and that our guests have a wonderful…

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Lavender Daze

Our farm is open most weekend days from May 21 through July 10 for Lavender Daze, when the lavender at Bees N Blooms is blooming with bright, purple radiance. Come on out Sunday, May 29 over Memorial Day Weekend and enjoy delicious food from Dino’s Greek Food Truck, and live jazz from the John Kalleen Group from 12 PM to 3 PM. This is the best time to come out to enjoy all that the farm has to offer, especially the lovely labyrinth, farm stand, and live music! Reservations are required during lavender bloom, to ensure we have sufficient parking…

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Lavender Daze

Our farm is open most weekend days from May 21 through July 10 for Lavender Daze, when the lavender at Bees N Blooms is blooming with bright, purple radiance. Come on out Saturday, June 4 and enjoy funky jazz from Mike Z Solo Guitar and Vocals from 12 PM to 3 PM. This is the best time to come out to enjoy all that the farm has to offer, especially the lovely labyrinth, farm stand, and live music! Reservations are required during lavender bloom, to ensure we have sufficient parking and that our guests have a wonderful experience. Admission is…

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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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Lavender Daze

Our farm is open most weekend days from May 21 through July 10 for Lavender Daze, when the lavender at Bees N Blooms is blooming with bright, purple radiance. Come on out Saturday, June 25 and enjoy funky jazz from Mike Z Solo Guitar and Vocals from 12 PM to 3 PM.This is the best time to come out to enjoy all that the farm has to offer, especially the lovely labyrinth, farm stand, and live music! Reservations are required during lavender bloom, to ensure we have sufficient parking and that our guests have a wonderful experience. Admission is $20…

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Lavender Daze

Our farm is open most weekend days from May 21 through July 10 for Lavender Daze, when the lavender at Bees N Blooms is blooming with bright, purple radiance. Come on out Sunday, June 5 and enjoy delicious food from Dino’s Greek Food Truck, and live music from Riley Hill and Brand New Still Bluegrass band from 12 PM to 3 PM. This is the best time to come out to enjoy all that the farm has to offer, especially the lovely labyrinth, farm stand, and live music! Reservations are required during lavender bloom, to ensure we have sufficient parking…

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Lavender Daze

Our farm is open most weekend days from May 21 through July 10 for Lavender Daze, when the lavender at Bees N Blooms is blooming with bright, purple radiance.  Come on out Saturday, June 11 and enjoy Parlor Tricks Ragtime Band from 12 PM to 3 PM. This is the best time to come out to enjoy all that the farm has to offer, especially the lovely labyrinth, farm stand, and live music! Reservations are required during lavender bloom, to ensure we have sufficient parking and that our guests have a wonderful experience. Admission is $20 per person, kids 12…

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Lavender Daze

Our farm is open most weekend days from May 21 through July 10 for Lavender Daze, when the lavender at Bees N Blooms is blooming with bright, purple radiance. Come on out Sunday, June 12 and enjoy live music from Mule Skinner Stomp Bluegrass band from 12 PM to 3 PM. This is the best time to come out to enjoy all that the farm has to offer, especially the lovely labyrinth, farm stand, and live music! Reservations are required during lavender bloom, to ensure we have sufficient parking and that our guests have a wonderful experience. Admission is $20…

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Lavender Daze

Our farm is open most weekend days from May 21 through July 10 for Lavender Daze, when the lavender at Bees N Blooms is blooming with bright, purple radiance. Come on out on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19 and enjoy live jazz from the John Kalleen Group from 12 PM to 3 PM. This is the best time to come out to enjoy all that the farm has to offer, especially the lovely labyrinth, farm stand, and live music! Reservations are required during lavender bloom, to ensure we have sufficient parking and that our guests have a wonderful experience. Admission…

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Lavender Daze

Our farm is open most weekend days from May 21 through July 10 for Lavender Daze, when the lavender at Bees N Blooms is blooming with bright, purple radiance. Come on out Sunday, July 10 and enjoy delicious food from Dino’s Greek Food Truck, and live jazz from the John Kalleen Group from 12 PM to 3 PM. This is the best time to come out to enjoy all that the farm has to offer, especially the lovely labyrinth, farm stand, and live music! Reservations are required during lavender bloom, to ensure we have sufficient parking and that our guests…

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Lavender Daze

Our farm is open most weekend days from May 21 through July 10 for Lavender Daze, when the lavender at Bees N Blooms is blooming with bright, purple radiance. Come on out Sunday, July 3 over Fourth of July weekend and enjoy delicious food from Dino’s Greek Food Truck, and The Silver Starlings’ live music from 12 PM to 3 PM. This is the best time to come out to enjoy all that the farm has to offer, especially the lovely labyrinth, farm stand, and live music! Reservations are required during lavender bloom, to ensure we have sufficient parking and…

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Lavender Daze

Our farm is open most weekend days from May 21 through July 10 for Lavender Daze, when the lavender at Bees N Blooms is blooming with bright, purple radiance. Come on out Saturday, July 2 on Fourth of July weekend and enjoy live music from Spike Sikes & the Awesome Hotcakes from 12 PM to 3 PM. This is the best time to come out to enjoy all that the farm has to offer, especially the lovely labyrinth, farm stand, and live music! Reservations are required during lavender bloom, to ensure we have sufficient parking and that our guests have…

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May 2023 Newsletter

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Mother’s Day Along the Farm Trails FARM-FRESH BOUQUETS FROM FULL BLOOM FLOWER FARM: Both Full Bloom Flower Farm stands will be open for self-serve and all offerings are up on our website for delivery. Be sure to preorder online asap; these beautiful, field-grown bouquets will sell out! Farm stands open sun-up to sundown. Or gift Mom a 12-week summer flower CSA subscription. Two stands: 9516 Graton Road, Sebastopol; and 3855 Roblar Road, Petaluma; fullbloomflower.com FIELD-GROWN BOUQUETS FROM REDWOOD HILL FARM – CAPRACOPIA: Known for their dairy goats, Redwood Hill Farm – Capracopia also grows an amazing array of cut flowers…

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PETALUMA GAP MARKETPLACE- MAY 8th

Located on the 125 acre Pronzini Farm, this event , with all COVID protocols in place, features Sonoma County artisan food vendors, collectibles, steampunk hats and jewelry, gift items dog biscuits,flowers, and gift items held in a 3200 square foot tent, you’ll enjoy strolling around safely. And there’s Pronzini beef hamburgers and tri tip sandwiches.

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Pumpkin Carving with Master Carver Marlene Hild

We are incredibly excited to welcome Marlene back to the farm this fall! Marlene Hild is many things: farmer, educator, artist, thruhiker, and traveler. Through her farming background, she became friends with Katina, Head Farmer at Single Thread, but also found Katina to be a great patron of the arts. As a lifelong pumpkin carving enthusiast, Marlene tricked (or-treated) Katina into letting her carve pumpkins for Single Thread for several years and now they are delighted to teach some of the secrets of creating a show-stopping jack o’lantern just in time for Halloween! This workshop is not intended for small…

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SingleThread Agricultural Workshop

Our Agricultural Workshops are an opportunity for guests to join us in the field, where we will not only discuss our farming practices but put them into action with hands-on activities – unique to each season and month. Led by our knowledgable and hospitable Farmer and Director of Farm Programs, Adam Smith, we will discuss the use of hand tools, varietal selection and crop planning, greenhouse practices, growing techniques, seasonal transitions on the farm and much more. Refreshments from the SingleThread chefs will be served. Group sizes are kept small to allow for individual interests and questions to be addressed…

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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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SingleThread Farm – Bee Keeping Workshop

Join our resident beekeeper and Director of Farm Programs Adam Smith in an examination of our apiaries. Guests will explore the inner workings of the beehive, discussing hive health, our strategies in maintaining productive hives and the role of bees and other pollinators on our farm. These workshops will run for 1.5 hours and beekeeping jackets are provided. Refreshments from the SingleThread kitchen will be served.

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SingleThread Farm – Field Walks

Following in the footsteps of the chefs and farmers who walk our fields weekly, discussing what is in season and finding inspiration for new dishes and new crops to explore, guests will be led on an edible journey through our farm. Refreshments from our SingleThread Chefs will be served. While tasting is always the focus of these experiences, our small group size is intended to allow for conversation and plenty of room for questions regarding farming practices and more.

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Sips & Succulents: Mother’s Day at the Winery

DIY Crafts ♦ Special Holiday Tasting Saturday, May 11 $55 | $35 Club Member Celebrate Mom while unleashing your DIY creativity! Immerse yourself in the spring blooms of our vineyard garden, enjoy your choice of a glass of wine and a sweet Mother’s Day treat, and craft your very own succulent arrangement in our adorable logo glasses.

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Spring Garden and Woodland Science Camp at Sonoma Garden Park | Spring Garden y Woodland Science Camp en Sonoma Garden Park

[Español abajo] Join the Sonoma Ecology Center Earthlings for our spring break in the oak woodland and garden settings on March 13-17 or April 10-14 (Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm). Together, ages 7-11 will grow as junior naturalists and agriculturists. Let’s play games, plant crops, draw and journal nature observations, conduct experiments, and craft artwork and culinary concoctions. This week will provide much-needed time to immerse in the local habitat while enjoying friends. On the first day, we will tour the 6-acre farm and straw bale barn, play in the dirt, and on the new children’s nature play area (!) while…

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Spring Garden and Woodland Science Camp at Sonoma Garden Park | Spring Garden y Woodland Science Camp en Sonoma Garden Park

[Español abajo] Join the Sonoma Ecology Center Earthlings for our spring break in the oak woodland and garden settings on March 13-17 or April 10-14 (Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm). Together, ages 7-11 will grow as junior naturalists and agriculturists. Let’s play games, plant crops, draw and journal nature observations, conduct experiments, and craft artwork and culinary concoctions. This week will provide much-needed time to immerse in the local habitat while enjoying friends. On the first day, we will tour the 6-acre farm and straw bale barn, play in the dirt, and on the new children’s nature play area (!) while…

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The Pink Party

Rosé Release Celebration ♦ Garden Bites Sunday, May 12th | 1-4pm $55 | $35 Club Members Wear pink at this spring fete to taste the release of our 2023 Rosé. A selection of wines and afternoon garden bites complete the celebration!

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