The Art and Science of Winter Tree Pruning

January 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sonoma Garden Park
19996 7th St E
Sonoma, CA 95476
707-996-0712 ext. 107

Local certified sustainable landscaper, Katy Thomas, will be sharing her wealth of knowledge and expertise in this winter pruning workshop at Sonoma Garden Park.

When it comes to keeping fruit trees healthy and strong, proper pruning is key. This workshop will provide a perfect opportunity for new and seasoned gardeners to expand their pruning knowledge while getting hands-on training at the lovely Sonoma Garden Park.

Katy Thomas grew up in Sonoma County and she has a passion for promoting sustainable practices in our farms and gardens. She runs a small sustainable landscaping business and has over ten years of experience maintaining orchards, vegetable and habitat gardens, and ornamental landscapes using sustainable techniques. Katy studied organic farming in Italy and at the Santa Rosa Junior college where she earned her Associates of Science degree in Sustainable Agriculture. Katy is also a wonderful teacher and we are so lucky to have her share her knowledge on this topic with workshop participants.

The Art of Winter Tree Pruning workshop is Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sonoma Garden Park, 19996 7th St. E., Sonoma. This popular workshop has been known to fill up quickly! Tickets are free for volunteers, $10 for Sonoma Ecology Center members or $15 for non-members, and can be purchased at link

Sonoma Garden Park is a 6.1 acre public park, working farm, model of sustainable agriculture, and an educational resource. The land was donated to the City of Sonoma in the 1970’s by Pauline Bond, a retired school teacher and avid gardener. The Sonoma Ecology Center developed and has been maintaining the Garden Park since 1993.

Rain will cancel. Pruning in the rain is unhealthy for trees (spreads disease, etc.).

For more information contact Garden Park coordinator Sorrel Allen at 707-996-0712 ext. 107 or at