Arborists trim Black Oak, Black Locust tree at Gold Ridge Farm

Chip Sandborn at work horizontallyOn March 14, Arborists Steve Garrison and Chip Sandborn contributed 12 hours of their talents to pruning trees at Gold Ridge Farm.

This involved climbing the heights of the massive Black Oak and Black Locust with the help of interesting paraphernalia .  Who needs a circus when you can watch these fellows risk life to remove limbs? They were rewarded with lunch of homemade chills, corn bread, cole slaw, and lemon pie donated by Farm volunteers.

Chip Sandborn at work horizontally.




Luther Burbank Experiment Farm to host open house

The Luther Burbank Experiment Farm will be hosting its Spring Open House on April 25 and 26, from 10 am to 4 pm, at 7777 Bodega Avenue in Sebastopol.

Build your garden with perennials. Here are a few choices from many available. Come early for best selection.

Embarrassed by the Naked Ladies? Plant Amarcrinum bulbs! They keep their foliage while in bloom. They flower July through October at the Luther Burbank Experiment Farm.

Diversify your rose collection with unique roses developed by Luther Burbank.

  • The Burbank Rose
  • The Apple Blossom Rose, a pillar rose.
  • The Blushing Beauty Rose, a climber.
And, of course, many varieties of Luther Burbank’s Shasta Daisies. Shasta Daisy ‘Brent’s Choice’

The open house will also feature freshly made apple fritters, free tours, and an art show by Yvette Le Tourneau.

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  • UPCOMING EXHIBIT: SEBASTOPOL VOGUE High Fashions of the 19th & 20th Century Watch for West County Museum's upcoming exhibit "SEBASTOPOL VOGUE High Fashions of the 19th & 20th Century" opening Thursday March 19th, 2015.
    Posted Jan 24, 2015, 4:23 PM by Wayne Wieseler
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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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