Volunteer, Visit and Contribute
We began with our first Dirt Day this year on April 3rd and plan a second day for April 24th. Our further dates for 2022 will be published here in May. We are very pleased to introduce a new team of volunteer coordinators who will be connecting with volunteers via email: Jody Doss of Lagunitas and Trang Bui of Sebastopol. They will be checking in with you regularly via emails about our work in 2022. And they will supply the ongoing support for independent volunteers, along with the curator.
We’ve had some fun working on the roses and met some lovely new volunteers this summer. But we recognize that the era of Covid is far from over, and the price of gas in California is making us all think twice about non-essential driving.
With that we are scaling back our Dirt Days for the rest of the year here at the Friends’ garden. We’ll have two work days through November, and two workshops on roses, Propagation and Care & Planting.
We’d love to see your faces at one of these events, and perhaps our final Dirt Day will be the first of many planting days to come. We hope to be ready to replant the old Damask Perpetual borders and the Tea rose beds with the Rose Walls of climbers by November this year!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
—Gregg, Jody, and Trang
October 23, Sunday 10 am to 2 pm
Workshop on Rose Care and Planting (bring a bag lunch)
Free to Guardians of the Rose / $25 for non-guardians
Please contact our team of volunteer coordinators — Jody Doss of Lagunitas and Trang Bui of Sebastopol — via email with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept 6: List of roses for sale available to Guardians only
Sept 10, 10:00 am: Orders accepted from Guardians
Sept 11: List of sale roses available to all others
Sept 12: Orders accepted from all others
Sept 24-25: All roses purchased will be available for pickup at the garden
Until further notice we are unable to open the garden to the public. However, volunteers are always welcome to join in our work. On Dirt Days folks have a real chance to wander around after our lunch. To volunteer, please contact the coordinators. Our space for parking is quite limited and each volunteer day has to be carefully planned ahead. This year we are working to replant large parts of the garden and you could be a part of this wonderful process!
Find out what we have been doing to create a virtual Time Capsule to preserve rose varieties for future gardeners. Read about our beginning efforts to bring together rose lovers around the world to make preservation a reality built by individuals like you working with others who cherish roses. Go to our Time Capsule page!
For our virtual Fall Rose Sale event, see our Rose Sales page here.