Master Gardeners are present at several different farmers markets each week, generally spring through fall, where we set up an information table stocked with county-specific gardening leaflets for the public, and basic reference books for ourselves.
We answer questions from home gardeners and serve as an informal plant clinic, often referring clients to the Information Desk and SCMG website for more in depth information. We sometimes feature a specific educational display (such as a worm bin, or gopher traps, etc.) that helps pique the curiosity of passers-by and further engage the public.
The Master Gardeners also have booth displays with appropriate informational handouts at annual county events such as the Sonoma County Fair, Citrus Fair, Heirloom Expo, and the North Bay Science Fair.
Help Desks at Farmers' markets:
Tuesdays, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM; May to November
Next to Plank Coffee located at 227 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale
Thursdays, 4:00 PM - dusk; End of May through August
La Plaza Park, Downtown Cotati
Saturdays, 9:00 AM. - Noon (May - December)
Corner of North Street & Vine Street
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (June - October)
Corner of Healdsburg Ave. & Matheson
Master Gardeners will be at the Saturday Market from June - September
(MG Helpdesk 1st Sat. each month May-Oct)
Corner of Oakmont & Whiteoak Drives
Fridays, 4:00 PM until dusk.
Downtown Occidental, in front of the Howard Station cafe.
Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (June - November)
Petaluma Community Center parking lot, 320 N. McDowell Bl.
Master Gardeners will be at this Market from June - October
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - Noon (May - December)
Veterans Bldg. Parking Lot, 131 Maple
Master Gardeners will be at this market, June - September
Wednesday evenings, 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (May - September)
Corner of 4th & E Street
Santa Rosa North/Wells Fargo
Saturday 8:30 am to 1:00pm
Dates: Every Saturday May 17th till September 17 2014
Located at front parking lot of Wells Fargo Center
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (May - November)
Corner of Petaluma & McKinley
Master Gardeners will be at this market from June - September
Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - Noon (year round)
Depot Museum parking lot, 1st St. West
Tuesdays, 5 p.m. - dusk--Summers
Fridays & Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (November - December)
Depot Museum parking lot, 1st & Spain
Master Gardeners are at this market Fridays & Saturdays,
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (November - December)
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (May - October)
Town Green, 9291 Old Redwood Highway
Master Gardeners will be at this Market from June- September