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Monthly Archives: April 2013

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION! Saturday, April 27th 12-4pm, Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square

Come out and celebrate our green community on Saturday April 27th! The City of Santa Rosa is hosting its 4th Annual Earth Day Festival. Activities will begin at 8am with a park and creek clean up at Prince Memorial Greenway and Juilliard Park. Our Earth Day celebration will continue at 12pm at Courthouse Square where we will kick-off our Earth Day Festival! The Festival will include local food vendors, live entertainment, eco-art activities for kids, local environmental organizations, green products, great raffle prizes and more! Admission is free and all are encouraged to join in the celebration.


  • Live music by McKenna Faith
  • Zumba by Tone Fitness
  • Performance by M.Studio Dance
  • Fill-UP the Clown


  • Arts & Crafts
  • Kids’ Activities
  • Renga Arts will be there building a piece from recycled materials
  • Food and Beer Garden
  • Planting sunflowers, Sunflowers for Santa Rosa-Planting drought tolerant sunflowers to keep your neighborhood green and building community.
  • Southern Sonoma Resource Conservation District will be there with their watershed model, displaying how it works
  • Local musical artists will be entering in the area near Flavors to showcase their talent.
  • Local food
  • Educational Booths
  • Safe Medicine Disposal
  • Raffle


Prince Memorial Greenway and Julliard Park clean up for Earth Day on April 27th starting at 8:00am

My charity, Santa Rosa Utopia, is working with the city of Santa Rosa to put on a park clean up for Earth Day on April 27th starting at 8:00am. We will be starting at Julliard Park and clean both the park and the Prince Memorial Greenway.

There will be coffee served (donated by Starbucks) and the city’s Earth Day event downtown to follow. I hope to see a huge turnout. We had 55 people last year for Earth Day at Youth Park. I am hoping for 100 this year. Come out and socialize with your neighbors and help keep our city amazing! Bring comfortable shoes, work gloves and water. All cleaning supplies will be provided.

If you have any questions or want to RSVP you can email me at thegovmann@hotmail.com or through Facebook.

Justin Mann

Got Gardening Skills? Catholic Charities Could Use Your Help

This past month Catholic Charities  had a volunteer group put in raised garden beds and plant vegetables in the front yard of their Homeless Services Center.  Both staff and clients are really excited about growing (and eating!) these veggies throughout the summer months. They are looking for a master gardener or local neighbor that might be able to help give them gardening advice.  Their vision would be to coordinate some talks/workshops in the garden over the summer months for HSC residents, staff and even neighbors.

If you can help out, please contact:

  • Brendan Ward, Lead Site Coordinator

  • 465 “A” Street

  • (707) 542-5426 x213 or bward@srcharities.org



Wed. 4/10- Award Winning Film, WASTE LAND
6:30-8:00, with open discussion afterwards
Space is limited, advanced RSVP is required
$5- please call (707) 583-7667 or email melissa@shareexchange.coop to reserve your seat
organic popcorn, snacks & drinks available for purchase

Join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed and award winning film, WASTE LAND! Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. This film is more than just about “garbage”, it offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

Watch the preview at http://www.wastelandmovie.com

Sat. 4/13 –Craft Supply Swap!

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm Cost: $5 suggested donation

All events take place at 531 and 533 5th Street, Santa Rosa, CA

For  more info: 707-583-7667 or info@shareexchange.coop


April 12th, Friday at 9am- Meet Chief of Police, Tom Schwedhelm

Coffee with a Department Head, is the City of S. R.’s Community Engagement Program’s monthly even. This is your chance to get to know your Chief of Police. His department is committed to making Santa Rosa a safe place to live, work and play. Come and find out more about local law enforcement efforts! Community Engagement Location: Perry’s Deli 1117 Sebastopol Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95407


Luther Burbank Gardens – Tour Season & Museum & Gift Shop Opens 

Drop-in for a Docent-led tour between April 2 and October 31, Tuesday-Sunday. Tours $7 – scheduled every half-hour from 10:00am; the last tour is 3:30pm.  Enjoy a guided walk through a portion of the Gardens, an overview of Burbank’s best-known plant developments, a brief description of Burbank’s life, a walk through the historic Home with its original furnishings and memorabilia, and a look inside his famous Greenhouse.

The Carriage House Museum & Gift Shop is open during the Tour Season from 10:00am-4:00pm. It features an unusual array of items, most designed exclusively for LBH&G.
Year-Round:  The Gardens are available for intimate outdoor Weddings and Ceremonies – call about reservations and fees: 707-524-5445. The grounds are open daily from 8:00am to dusk for free Self-Guided Tours. Group Tours and Children’s Tours are available by appointment.  Read more about Tours…