Sonoma Garden Park
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.
We are in our fourth year of collaboration with Sonoma Ecology Center and Garden Park staff. We provide the hands-on learning portion of a 4th grade curriculum for Sonoma area schools each spring and fall. In the summer we are in the Garden with the Ecology Center’s Science Camp. Last year we worked with over 400 children.
Good things are happening in Sonoma Garden Park this year. Our garden patch is a little jewel. With a lot of hard work from MG's Jon Diederich and Dave Gould, we’ve installed gopher wire and brought things up to top notch. Our vegetables and flowers are growing mightily. Each spring and fall we’re at the Garden with fourth graders from Sonoma schools. This summer we participated in three weeks of Garden Camp with school age children. Seven Sonoma Master Gardeners worked with the kids to give them some hands-on gardening experience.Mulching Strawberries4th graders riding Veggieburger
Master Gardeners are providing a valuable experience to area children in Sonoma Garden Park.
In 2007, Sonoma County Master Gardener Susan Angell initiated a project to assist in education in the Garden Park, and since, the following activites have been underway:
- Kindergarten Class Visits Bi-monthly
- Fourth Grade in-garden workshops
- Garden Summer Camps for kids
- Master Gardener workshops at the Sonoma Garden Park
- Collaboration with the Sonoma Mentoring Alliance to teach their kids about gardening