Volunteer: Dirt Days

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, and the need to maintain safe social distancing we have cancelled larger-gathering physical Dirt Days until further notice by Sonoma County of pandemic rules.  However, if you would be interested in helping with ongoing propagation in groups of 2, we would welcome that! We can always use help with work on aspects of our website maintenance, outreach to our supporters, or other tasks that can be done from your home. Please contact Gregg Lowery:


Volunteer at The Friends of Vintage Roses

Each month we organize “Dirt Day” gatherings for those who would like to volunteer in the care of the rose collection. Dirt Days take place at the current site of the collection:
3003 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Dirt Days 2021

We have yet to publish a tentative schedule of our volunteer days (“Dirt Days”) in the garden in Sebastopol due to ongoing Covid concerns. Once the vaccination process is well underway, we hope to reinstate them, beginning in the summer. They run the gamut from weeding to potting, planting to mulching. Dirt Days begin at 10 am; we work until about 1 pm, then break for lunch. Some brave souls continue in the afternoon.

In the meantime, we need your help with ongoing rose propagation, in groups of 2. If you are interested and available, please contact Gregg to sign up.

Our fundraising needs are year round, to hire labor to turn around thousands of roses in pots and in the ground so that we can share healthy cuttings and budwood with our curator partners, folks who are replicating portions of our greater rose collection, in order to preserve them. Anything you can do to help is much appreciated!

—Gregg Lowery, Curator