Update from the Garden Park

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SGPlogo.jpg January 2009
Newsletter Contents

1. What’s growing on?

2. Pruning and Replacing Fruit Trees Workshop

3. Rose Care, Selection, and Pruning Workshop

4. Monthly Recipe: Peanut Noodles

5. Start Composting

6. The Green String Farm Band


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What’s growing on?


The heat is on this week and the plants are loving it. So am I, except that I worry about not having enough rain. Thanks to the sunshine I planted carrots and beets this week in hopes of having tRotary.jpghem ready for the harvest market. Also, an overdue and huge thank you to thee Rotary Club who came out in full force last November to work on the Mediterranean Garden.

Winter Pruning and Planting Deciduous Fruit Trees Workshop mutsu_toa.jpg

Sat., January 17th – 1:00PM -3:00PM Learn from Master Gardener Al Derrick about how to plant and winter prune deciduous fruit trees. Bring gloves and pruners for hands-on practice. Workshop sponsored by the Sonoma Master Gardeners and held at Sonoma Garden Park.  *Rain Date is Jan. 24th and you can check this website for weather decision. Please bring gloves and pruners. 19990 7th St. East between MacArthur and Denmark.

Rose Care, Selection, and Pruning Workshop

Sat., February 7th, 10:30 am Master IMG_1884.JPGGardener Wylie Hartman with lecture on how to care, select and prune roses.  Workshop sponsored by the Sonoma Master Gardeners and held at Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 W. Napa Street.

Classes are free. For more information call the Sonoma County Master Gardener offices at 938-0127 or 565-2608 or visit www.sonomamastergardeners.org.

Peanut Noodles with Raw Veggies

1 pound cooked soba noodles
1 carrot shredded
1 cup shredded savoy cabbage
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
1 clove chopped garlic
2-3 tbsps boiling water
1/4 cup chopped scallions

Whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, chile paste, garlic, and boiling water until smooth. Toss noodles with peanut sauce over noodles and then add carrot, cabbage, and scallions. Also delicious with cucumbers, peppers, or zucchini.

greenbin.jpgStart Composting

Did you know you can put veggies in your green bin, officially known as your Yard Debris Can? Fruit, veggies, pasta, coffee grounds, bread, weeds, tea bags, leaves, grass clippings and lots more. Check this link for more information.

Arann Harris and the Green String Farm Band

Hankering for some local rural blues music with a hint of bluegrass? This band is sure to please.  Playing Murphy’s Irish Pub at 8pm, Friday.  464 1st Street East. Get a taste on their myspace page.

Sonoma Garden Park is an educational community farm and garden managed by the Sonoma Ecology Center. Our address is 19990 7th Street East between MacArthur and Denmark.

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