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Looking forward to an inspiring 2020

It's been an exciting start to the new year with many inspiring opportunities to build bridges to work toward a regenerative Sonoma County. We hope you can join us at the events below where you'll be able to speak in support of a pesticide-free Sonoma coastlearn why the most beautiful lawns are organic, and make a toast to Mother Earth. Here's to the new year!

Call to Action: Show up on THURSDAY to support of a pesticide-free Local Coastal Plan for Sonoma County

We need people to show up and speak out in favor of using our Sonoma County Local Coastal Plan (LCP) as a vehicle to better protect wildlife and natural resources along our coastline. Los Angeles County and more recently, the City of Malibu, have successfully used their LCPs to ban synthetic pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and rodenticides) on public and private lands. It would be particularly meaningful to stop the use of lethal rodenticides in Sonoma County coastal areas as they are having large negative impacts on our raptors and other wild carnivores.

January 30th, 2020 @ 1:15 pm
Permit Sonoma
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
In search of Organic Alternatives?

Check out Non Toxic Neighborhood's Preferred Product List for the best nontoxic pest control products on the market; all independently tested and verified for effectiveness AND Organic Materials Research Institute (OMRI) certification. Be wary of weed/pest control products listed only as "natural" or "chemical free" as many of these products contain very toxic ingredients. All of our Sonoma County partners are encouraged to rely on Non Toxic Neighborhood's Preferred Product List when transitioning to toxic-free landscaping. Thanks NTN!
Beyond Synthetics: A systems approach to natural turf and landscape management *Free Class*
Join toxic free landscape experts to learn why the best looking turf is managed organically.  Information presented in this class is for landscape professionals and homeowners alike.

RSVP to Light lunch served.

Thursday January 30th, 2020, 12-2pm
Petaluma Community Center 
Conference Room 2
320 N. McDowell Blvd. 
Petaluma, CA 94954
ART SHOW honoring the Rights of Nature 

Find community and experience art linked with work to maintain our basic right to clean air, water, and soil. Tribal blessing at noon, live music from 1-3pm, awesome local food all day, and of course there will be beer. Children welcome and encouraged to attend. Event put on by the North Bay Organizing Project to support their Rights of Nature campaign.

Saturday February 1st, 2020 12-4pm
Cooperage Brewery
981 Airway Court, Unit G
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Contact with questions or to get involved.
Discover Sonoma's Organic Side 

Interested in meticulously researched information on which Sonoma County wines are made with organic grapes? Check out the recently launched Organically Sonoma. Members receive discounts on tastings, wine tours, shipping and more. 

"Wines from living soils, no glyphosate, no fungicides, and farming that supports carbon drawdown."
Sonoma Safe Ag, Safe Schools is a coalition of community organizations paving the way for safer land management policies especially around our schools and communities. Working to protect public health and the environment, Sonoma SASS raises public awareness and provides community education to work toward replacing synthetic pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. Consider making a tax-deductible donation today! 
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Sonoma SASS is a project of the Cafe Fund for Education, a 501c3 nonprofit. Tax I.D.# 74-3166298. Donations to Sonoma SASS are tax deductible.

c/o Sonoma SASS
540 Pacific Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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