Sonoma Garden Park Newsletter

Sonoma Garden Park Newsletter

1. Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
2. What growing on?
3. Harvest Festival Saturday October 25th
4. Enviroleaders update
5. Good luck and farewell Tiona!
6. Wishlist

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1. Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop, September 6th, 2-4pm @ Sonoma Garden Park

Learn the basics of summer fruit tree pruning. Summer pruning is a great way to maximize fruit production and keep your trees to a manageable size. After these basics are taught, walk through the garden for a demonstration and practice period. See attached flyer for more information.

2. What’s growing on?

Summer is here and the garden is full of tasty new life: tomatoes, cucumbers, apples, peaches, eggplant, and did I mention APPLES – and not the kind you find in the grocery store although those are good too. Almost all our apples are heirloom varieties that you can find only find for sale at Sonoma Garden Park. Scrumptious. Come by on Saturdays between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm to check us out. Pick your own for only $1 pound.

3. Harvest Festival at Sonoma Garden Park on Saturday, October 25th.

Mark your calendars for a fun day in Sonoma Garden Park. Pumpkins, face painting, scarecrows, singing, and lots more. Gate opens at 10:00 am. Volunteers needed to help support the event. Call or email rebecca@sonomaecologycenter.org to get involved.

4. Enviroleaders

This is our high school internship program and this summer 8 interns worked hard to make the garden flourish as well as people’s homes. As part of the program, every week the enviro-leaders created and sold ten beautiful bouquets for Whole Foods. Excellent work!
Now, after 8 weeks of 8 interns I am sad to say good-bye, but I look forward to our next round. If you know anyone between the ages of 14 and 18 who may be interested in a fall internship at Sonoma Garden Park, pass the word along. Inquiries can be made directly to Jessica Glatt: jessica@sonomaecologycenter.org

5. Farewell Tiona

Sadly, in late June, Tiona Gundy decided to move on from Sonoma Garden Park. She was a crucial component of Sonoma Garden Park and will be missed dearly. Below she says good-bye in her own words.

As some of you may know, I have left my position with the Sonoma Ecology Center.  It’s been such a great pleasure and honor for me to have worked at the Sonoma Garden Park for the last few years and to have met so many wonderful supporters of the community garden.  I feel like I’ve grown along with the garden. Everyone’s good wishes and hard work to keep the garden alive and well has sincerely impressed me on many levels.  I hope to continue to see you all at the garden during market, volunteer days or special events.  I know Rebecca will be keeping things moving and growing along with other SEC staff and all the great folks who volunteer!

My plans are to build my massage practice and to consult, design, and install gardens.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me, (707)337-2235 or  tionaruth@yahoo.com.

Warm wishes to all!

6. Wish list

Besides wishing for more volunteers, the garden is in need of a rubber mallot and baskets for our harvest market. Thanks so much!

Volunteer hours are Wednesday and Saturday from 9-2 and Fridays from 4-6. This newsletter is provided by Sonoma Ecology Center.

Cheers,
Rebecca Bozzelli
Garden Manager
Sonoma Garden Park
(707) 815-4871
http://www.sonomaecologycenter.org

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