Farm to host open house, plant sale

Luther Burbank’s Experiment Farm (Gold Ridge Farm) will be host an open house and plant sale on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27, 2015, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Visitors can join a docent tour and learn why Luther Burbank was one of the most famous men of his day as they stroll around the paths. Master Gardeners will answer gardening questions. Burbank’s historic cottage will be open where you can see the photographic exhibit of the history of the farm.

The gift shop will be featuring preserves made from the fruits of the farm, tractor T-shirts, books.

Perennials and annuals for spring planting, including some Burbank originals. Our nursery is chock full.

In addition to this, Wayne Sanders, The Rope Man, makes rope on a device made in 1901. Kids love to take home a piece of rope they made themselves.

New in the Nursery:

  • Succulents Galore. More than 15 different varieties: dish gardens in decorative containers, pots, and 6-pak assortments so you can create your own design.
  • Flowers: Roses, Foxgloves, marigolds
  • Trees: Coast Redwood, Catalina Cherry, Catalpa, Curly Willow
  • Shrubs: Roses, Chilean Guava, Lacecap Hydrangea
Gold Ridge Farm is located above Burbank Heights and Orchards, just west of downtown Sebastopol on Bodega Ave. Turn into the Burbank Heights and Orchards senior housing complex at 7777 Bodega Ave. and you’ll find the Farm at the top of the hill. There is on-site parking as well as Visitor parking at the Heights.

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    Posted Jun 13, 2015, 8:00 AM by Wayne Wieseler
  • 13th Annual Cemetery Walk Join us for the 13th Annual Barbara Bull Memorial Sebastopol Cemetery Walk on Friday and Saturday night, Oct. 9 and 10, 2015. The evening begins with a soup, salad, antipasto ...
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History of Sebastopol

From the first known inhabitants, the Miwok and Pomo Indians to today, Sebastopol's history is rich in cultural, and often high-spirited discourse. Read about the History of Sebastopol.

A Pomo woman, Cecilia Joaquin, using a seed beater to gather seeds into a burden basket.

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