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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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Drop-In Art Workshops – Sundays 10-4

Sunday, October 23 10am – 4pm Paint cement anatomical skulls, hearts, and brains with us! ALL AGES. $10. Photos in the works. Stay tuned!

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Drop-In Art Workshops – Sundays 10-4

Every Sunday10am – 4pmPaint cement anatomical skulls, hearts, and brains with us!ALL AGES.$10.

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Drop-In Art Workshops – Sundays 10-4

Every Sunday10am – 4pmPaint cement anatomical skulls, hearts, and brains with us!ALL AGES.$10

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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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Essential Oils Distillation Workshop

Join us for a day of learning in the garden from Alice Encinas Duvernell, MA, a French Ethno-Botanist and the founder of Biophilia Botanicals! What you will receive: 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 the science and alchemy of the distillation process. Students will…

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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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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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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

We will provide all the materials needed to design & build a wreath using a wire frame, floral wire, foliage (including fir, eucalyptus, bay, & toyon) & holiday decorations. Instruction will be given for beginners. Tea, snack & a treat will be provided! Event is fully outdoors, with open greenhouses in case of rainy weather.

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Introduction to Beekeeping at Beekind

Three hour lecture on basic beekeeping information on how to get started with bees, use of equipment and what to expect in your first year. Get answers to your questions. A must have class if you are interested in keeping bees. Taught by Doug Vincent, Owner and Beekeeper of beekind.

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Midsummer Floral Workshop with Katina Connaughton

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. Each workshop will be inspired by what’s growing on the farm that month, and what’s in season. June’s workshop will celebrate midsummer and will include making floral crowns and much more. A midsummer workshop dedicated to our role in the…

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Olive Tree Pruning Seminar at Gold Ridge Organic Farms

Gold Ridge Organic Farms is teaming up with olive expert Sean McEntire of Napa Valley Olive Tree Management Company for an immersive seminar on orchard care. Learn best practices and pruning techniques for vibrant plant health. We’ll discuss how to gague ideal times to prune, for optimal fruit production & quality.*Hint: Save your pruning until after the seminar so you can use all of Sean’s great tips.* Weather permitting, the pruning demonstration will be held outdoors in the Gold Ridge Organic Farms orchards.

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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 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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Spring Seed Planting Workshop: Home Garden Planning and Seed Sowing Party

Let’s propagate locally-grown, pollinator-friendly plants to sustain the earth and ourselves. Back by popular demand… join us for a Spring Seed Planting Workshop! We will gather at Sonoma Garden Park on March 25, 10:00 am-12:00 pm for a tour, talk, and plan for the future. Participants will plant seeds in cups and leave with a collection of starts for your summer garden. Some seeds prefer direct sowing into the warm ground, others do best when started in cups. After this workshop, you’ll be able to accurately follow seed instructions to give your veggies and flowers the best beginnings. Please wear…

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Taller de Cultivación de Hongos | Senderos: Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

[Español abajo] Come to Sonoma Garden Park on March 25, 1:30-3:30 pm for a bilingual mushroom cultivation workshop! We will learn about easy and inexpensive mushroom cultivation methods and when to harvest. This is a free, bilingual event planned around a primarily Spanish-speaking audience. Registration is required as space is limited. Bring water and dress warmly, as the event will be held outside the barn. Heavy rain cancels the event. For questions or more information, please contact alma@sonomaecologycenter.org. There is no charge for this outing, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the work of…

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The Forest Floor

Join this goauche techniques workshop at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation The subject of fairy tales and scientific studies alike, the forest floor beckons with the juxtaposition of growth and decay, light and dark, the unknown and the familiar. Local botanical artist Lucy Martin will provide instruction for composing a painting of interesting things we find with closer examination of the ground in the woods. Lucy paints mainly in gouache (similar to watercolor but more opaque), with the addition of watercolor and occasionally colored pencil. She will present techniques such as layering from dark to light, dry brush for…

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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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