April Open Hours at the Town Green Community Garden
As part of Windsor's Earth Day activities, the Windsor Garden Club is offering open hours and gardening tips at the Town Green Community Garden. Open Garden hours for visitors will be from noon to 3 p.m. daily the week of Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23 (2021).
Please wear your mask and shoes that are good for walking in dirt. The Town Green Community Garden is located at Windsor Road and Joe Rodota way in the Town Hall complex just off the Windsor Town Green.
The 11-year-old community garden is organic and beds are open for rental by Windsor residents. The garden is certified as a butterfly sanctuary, features garden art by local artists, and is a site for classes and presentations by the UC Master Gardeners of Sonoma County. It is also a hands-on lab for the Windsor High School Bridges Program. Special needs students in the program are in the garden weekly, planting, tending and harvesting vegetables and herbs for the Food Bank.
Other items of interest at the garden include an insectory border to house "good bugs," and examples of a food forest, composting, and blue barrel rainwater collection.
"Gardens of all types are one way to support healthier Earth ecosystems. This includes planting the fruit and vegetables that we eat, as well as an intentional focus on plants that are necessary for sustaining pollinators. We invite you to visit the garden -- it's our labor of love," said Community Garden Leader and Event Coordinator Jeanne Knapp.
The global theme of Earth Day 2021 is "Restore Our Earth." The international date for celebrating Earth Day 2021 is April 22.