Resuming In-Person Meetings!!

The Valley of the Moon Garden Club is pleased and excited to resume our first Thursday of the month meetings in Burlingame Hall at the First Congregational Church at 252 W. Spain St. just off The Plaza in the City of Sonoma.

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Please attend and bring a friend.  There is no charge to our current members, and only a $5 charge to guests.  All are welcome.

Autumn Plant Sale

Water-Wise Plants • Succulents • Vegetables • Perennials • Annuals

Saturday - October 9, 2021, 9:00 AM - Noon

Altimira Middle School
17805 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA

October is prime time to plant perennials and winter vegetables while the soil is still warm and sunlight is good. Annuals can be added to the garden to fill spaces where other plants have faded from their summer growth. 

Proceeds from the sale benefit a high school scholarship, Sonoma Valley school and community gardens, and the Monarch Pollinator Garden in Sonoma.

Pay by cash or check

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October Meeting: Pollinators: The Little Ones That Run the World

Thursday. October 7th
Social time beginning at 6:30 pm, with presentation to start at 7 pm

One third of the food people eat is made possible by small insects that carry pollen from one flower to another flower of the same type of plant. If flowers do not receive pollen, the result is that fruit, nuts, grains, and vegetables cannot grow. In addition to the human diet, fruits and seeds derived from insect pollination are a major part of the diet of approximately 25% of all birds, and of mammals ranging from small herbivores to grizzly bears.

The garden managers of the Monarch Pollinator Garden in Sonoma will show how each person can help these essential creatures to thrive, with beautiful visuals of the garden and pollinators. Their mission is to create a swath of healthy pollinator gardens and landscaping throughout Sonoma Valley.

Water Efficient Practices with Brandon Steiner of the Valley of the Moon Water District

Thursday. August 5th
Social time beginning at 6:30 pm, with presentation to start at 7 pm

Burlingame Hall, First Congregational Church
252 W. Spain St.Sonoma, CA

 

Brandon Steiner has been a Water System Operator II with the Valley of the Moon Water District (VOMWD) since 2016.

On July 8th, 2021, the VOMWD issued this press release:
"Valley of the Moon Water District Board Declares Stage Two Water Shortage" which included specific restrictions/prohibitions with which we must comply.  The district has been led to move from voluntary conservation to mandatory water use restrictions.

Brandon will provide basic information and also answer questions about individual needs and circumstances.

As a viable and well connected club, we've always been aware of the importance of wise water usage. However, the current restrictions make it a good time to revisit and renew our watering goals to keep our gardens growing well in spite of the current water challenge.  Check out their website:  www.vomwd.org

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