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September 2017

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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November 2017

Backpacking Basics

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Rosa REI,
2715 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95407 United States
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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. We’ll give you important notes on trail etiquette and Leave No Trace principles…

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Coastal Crabbing

November 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Doran Beach,
209 Doran Beach Rd
Bodega Bay, CA 94923 United States
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Would you like to learn how to recreationally crab for fun and food? This introductory clinic will include basic crab catching techniques, cleaning, preparation, and finally cooking. We will finish with lunch and a crab boil of our catch.

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Watercolor Nature Journaling : Fall to Winter Transitions

November 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Laguna Environmental Center,
Heron Hall 900 Sanford Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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Kristin Meuser is returning to lead a watercolor nature journaling workshop featuring the transitioning landscape of the Laguna from Fall to Winter. You will learn to sketch close up studies of plants and distant vistas of fields and mountains usi…

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Natural Dyes with Rebecca Burgess

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
West County Fiber Arts,
3787 Ross Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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The Autumn brings forth native and endemic plant color that reflects the nature of the season: from deep browns to mustard yellows, we will explore the ecology and biological diversity of California’s floristic province through the act of dye…

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