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September 2017

Backpacking Basics

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Rosa REI,
2715 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95407 United States
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Backpacking class

REI will take the mystery out of Backpacking with an overview of planning, preparation and gear. Learn how to choose a pack, select proper clothing and footwear. Plus, we’ll give you important notes on trail etiquette and Leave No Trace principle…

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Re-Imagining Your Yard: Low-Water Lawn Alternatives

September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Windsor Public Library,
9291 Old Redwood Hwy
Windsor, CA 95492 United States
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What if you could have an earth friendly lawn that was low-maintenance, soft to play on, and saved you money on your water bill? You can! Join us to learn about low-water-use alternatives to the classic but thirsty lawn. In this fun and in…

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From Forest Exploitation toward Stewardship: The Remarkable Story of the Evolution of California’s Redwood Industry

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Armstrong Redwoods Volunteer Center,
17000 Armstrong Woods Rd
Guerneville, CA United States
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When Euro-Americans flooded into Northern California during and after the Gold Rush, they marveled at the grandeur of the region’s virgin redwood forest and began logging it. Today, around 4% of the original old growth remains. Much of the…

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Beckoning Butterflies, Birds & Bees To The Garden – Saturday & Sunday

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Russian River Rose Company,
1685 Magnolia Drive
Healdsburg, CA 95448 United States
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Learn how to attract birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden! Various local specialists & enthusiasts will be on hand to help you create your own haven for these important winged friends! Our garden features 650 varieties of roses and many themed gardens. FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!

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Landscape Painting at Pepperwood Preserve

September 10 @ 10:00 am
Pepperwood Preserve,
2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 United States
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Explore the beauty of Pepperwood as you learn new techniques for painting with oils on canvas or panel, to capture Sonoma County’s stunning landscapes with local artist James Freed. James thoroughly enjoys helping students at all levels to impro…

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Sustaining Groundwater Resources

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location to be announced,
upon registration.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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Join us for this overview of groundwater resources in the Santa Rosa Plain, the Laguna de Santa Rosa Watershed, with Marcus Trotta. Learn about the recently enacted statewide Sustainable Groundwater Management Act…

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Healing with Nature and Yoga at the Bohemia Ecological Preserve.

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bohemia Ecological Preserve,
6773 Bohemian Hwy
Occidental, CA 95465 United States
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Disconnect from your everyday cares, and spend the day healing and rejuvenating in nature! Join us for a meditation hike followed by a 45 minute yoga class in the heart of the beautiful Bohemia Ecological Preserve. We’ll focus on being present i…

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Homegrown Food Preservation Series: Fermentation Workshop

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Charles Street Village,
42 Charles Street
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Fermentation Daily Acts

Learn to transform harvests from the garden into tasty treats and beverages that can be stored for later in this three-part Homegrown Food Preservation series at Charles Street Village in Cotati. Sign up for all three workshops and get a discount price.

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Introduction to Beekeeping

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sebastopol Grange Hall,
6000 Sebastopol Rd (Hwy 12)
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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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 …

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October 2017

Pine Needle Baskets with Judith Thomas

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
West County Fiber Arts,
3787 Ross Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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Explore the beauty and simplicity of this ancient form of basket making. Learn how to work with pine needles to create a small coiled basket using the universal weaving technique of “coiling” using a tapestry needle and waxed linen threa…

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