This past weekend, we did something new. Along with the garden park manager, Rebecca, we taught a class on Winter Gardening at the Sonoma Garden Park. If you are local and haven’t been to this fantastic place on 7th Street East, here in Sonoma, you must go and soon! It is one of our favorite places to go for gardening inspiration. Every Saturday morning they have a Harvest Market in their straw bale barn where you can buy all sorts of produce and flowers. They even have a CSA to join as well.
My very favorite part of this place is the fig forest. It is this large circle of old fig trees that has completely become a room of it’s own. There is only one small doorway in which to enter and then you are surrounded by these ancient fig trees. Saturday it was set up for a wedding. How dreamy.
So we sat at a table much like this one and talked all about gardening in winter here. Things you can plant, tips on how to grow those winter crops. Different garden tasks, such as hygiene, pruning, composting, cover crops and keeping record.
Would you all be interested in talking winter gardening at some point? We could do a little week long series if you’d like.
Meanwhile, if you want to see more pictures of this magical place, click here.