Visit the Town Green Community Garden During Earth Week

April Open Hours Coming Up at the Windsor 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 Saturday, April 24. Windsor Garden Club will give out free milkweed plant starts to families with coupons available in the Town of Windsor's Earth Day Giveaway Kits for children, and at the Healdsburg Library. Milkweed will be given out to coupon holders during open hours while supplies last. Those without a coupon are welcome to buy milkweed starts for $3 each.


The Windsor Garden Club is hoping to recruit 100 Windsor families to plant milkweed in their yards to make the town a safe place for the endangered Monarch Butterfly to stay, eat, and lay eggs.

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.


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. Visitors can enter at the gate facing the Town Hall parking lot, and exit at the gate on Windsor Road. A reminder: no pets are allowed inside the garden, there are no restrooms there, and no water available -- please bring your own water if you think you'll need some during your visit. Children are very welcome as long as they are with an adult.


For details about the Community Garden, visit www.windsorgardenclub.org. For questions about the open garden hours, email officers@windsorgardenclub.org.


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