How to Celebrate Earth Day in Sonoma County

Jenner Headlands Preserve

From a walk through the redwoods to an exploration along the coast; sipping sustainably produced wines to enjoying a farm-to-table meal at one of Sonoma County’s incredible restaurants, there may not be an easier, more enjoyable place to celebrate Earth Day.

Celebrated in spring, the area’s vibrant wildflower blooms and bountiful farmers’ markets make it even more rewarding.

Here, we give you just a few ideas on how to celebrate.

Getting Out in Nature

Wildflowers at Jack London State Park
Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen

Known for incredible hiking and views that are unmatched, Mother Nature frankly shows off in Sonoma County. Whether you’re looking for views of the coast, the peacefulness of a redwood forest, the beauty of wildflowers and lush, green farmland, or all of the above, you’ll find it in this special corner of the world.

Farm-to-Table Cuisine

Fresh food from SingleThread Restaurant in Healdsburg
SingleThread, Healdsburg

Sonoma County chefs love their local ingredients, and supporting independent farmers, too. Menus sing with produce grown in Wine Country gardens, meats from Wine Country ranches, dairy from Wine Country creameries, and seafood from Wine Country rivers and oceans.

Yes, Wine!

Tasting menu at Melock Ames
Medlock Ames Winery, Healdsburg

Most of Sonoma County’s 425 wineries, and 99% of its 60,000 vineyard acres are certified sustainable, having passed a rigorous review of their management of energy, soil, water, and more; the strength of their community relationships; and their efforts to preserve land for natural habitat.

To gain a boots-on-the-ground understanding of Wine County sustainability, amble through some legendary vineyards, greet winemakers and farm animals, and see firsthand what it takes to produce wines that express a real sense of place.

Special Events & Activities

Giraffe greets visitors on an open-air jeep at Safari West grounds.
Safari West, Santa Rosa

Many businesses throughout Sonoma County host events to celebrate Earth Day. As these events get scheduled, you can find information here. Make sure to check back as new activities are added.

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