Sonoma Garden Park
Sonoma County Master Gardeners now staff information tables at the Saturday morning Harvest Fair at the Garden Park From 9 am to noon. Information on growing vegetables, pest problems, what to plant when, and much more is available from trained Master Gardeners.
The Sonoma Garden Park, located at 19990 East Seventh Street in Sonoma, is an educational campus of the Sonoma Ecology Center. It provides a beautiful, natural environment with educational opportunities for all ages. Sonoma County Master Gardeners are participating with Sonoma Ecology Center staff to teach gardening to children at Sonoma Garden Park.
Sonoma Garden Park has provided a wonderful classroom for us to provide hands-on learning for children. We have our own garden plot where Sonoma area children plant, tend and harvest. Plus we have access to the diverse 6 acres of the Garden Park. We have instructed and guided sound gardening practices and usable skills.
We have demonstrated a direct connection to our food sources and have opened up discussions on nutrition. We enjoyed mornings at Garden Camp sampling vegetables, gathering herbs and eating peaches, plums and apples that they have picked themselves.
We have provided opportunities for a sense of accomplishment and mastery to young gardeners. We introduce our garden to the children by stressing that it is an “all kids” garden. We have provided an ecological awareness and connection to nature. Just being in the garden and the wide-open Garden Park is a joy for the children and for us.
Mulching Strawberries4th graders riding Veggieburger
Master Gardeners are providing a valuable experience to area children in Sonoma Garden Park.