Volunteer, Visit and Contribute
Our team of volunteer coordinators will connect with volunteers via email: Jody Doss of Lagunitas and Trang Bui of Sebastopol. They will check in with you regularly via emails about our work in 2023. And they will supply the ongoing support for independent volunteers, along with the curator.
We are looking forward to another productive season in the garden this year. New volunteers are always welcome, and we encourage you to check below for upcoming Dirt Days starting in April.
Our current Dirt Days schedule is:
April 15 and 22 for planting roses. Thereafter we will work on the 3rd Saturday of the month
May 20 in conjunction with flower picking to aid the Celebration of Old Roses
June 24, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21
Contact Trang and Jody at volunteercoordinator@thefriend
—Gregg, Jody, and Trang
Our spring sale will occur in late April or May. All sales are virtual. We post a list here on our Rose Sales page that you may order from. The first few days after our release of a new crop our Guardians of the Rose, monthly donors of $10 or more, are given a few days to place orders before we take orders from the general public. We encourage you to join—we rely on donations to maintain the collection and to propagate for the curators.
Our current list is always posted on the link to the right, and we accept orders throughout the year. For the most up to date list, please email the curator. To place an order, be sure to read our sale terms & instructions pdf posted on the right of our Rose Sales page.
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.