Earth Day 2021 in Sonoma County


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2021 marks the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event that has its roots in California. However, Earth Day looks a little bit different this year. Yet there are so many ways we can still take part in Earth Day. Whether near or far, discover a few ways you can celebrate Earth Day with Sonoma County.

Earth Day Wildflower Walk

Join Sonoma Ecology Center naturalists at Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve for a spectacular wildflower display. The 162-acre property in the foothills around Sonoma Mountain has more than 250 species of common and rare wildflowers and native grasses. There is no fee to attend this walk. Learn more about the outing here.

Jordan Winery Pollinator Sanctuary Habitat

On Earth Day 2021, Jordan Winery is unveiling its pollinator sanctuary habitat program to consumers. Four sites are being planted this year as part of a multi-year project and guests who book one of their Earth Week Vineyard Hikes, hosted April 22-25, will be the first to see the new sanctuaries. The 4-mile hike weaves across the 1,200-acre Jordan Estate through open spaces and vineyards, over hilltops and around lakes and new pollinator sanctuaries. The experience culminates on the winery terrace for a charcuterie picnic with a wine pairing, special selections by Journeyman Meat Co., and a salad with fresh vegetables and greens from the estate garden. Book after April 7 here.

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CAST Wines Serenity Now Flight

The Serenity Now Flight at CAST Wines includes four of their current releases and nibbles provided from local partners. Indoor/outdoor seating on terrace and a short vineyard tour or sabering lessons are included. With a focus on preservation and sustainability, guests will learn about the organics and sustainable farming practices at CAST Wines and what it means to preserve the gift of land while exploring their own ecosystem at the vineyard. Reservations are required. Please contact [email protected] or call 707-431-1225 to book.

McEvoy Ranch Earth Day Wellness Hike

Celebrate Mother Earth and rejuvenate your body and mind on this Earth Day Wellness Hike at McEvoy Ranch. From 3 to 5 p.m. on April 21, the tour will include a visit to some of the hidden Celtic plantings around the property, a walk through the culinary garden, and sightings of native skinks and other wildlife. After the hike, relax and unwind while enjoying a Buddha Bowl on the Tasting Room patio. Register here.

Sonoma County Earth Day Cookbook

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 last year, we curated a collection of plant-based and no-waste recipes. We tapped Sonoma County’s makers and food lovers to share some of their favorite recipes from their home to yours. Find your next favorite recipe, from veggie curries to pesto and much more. Start cooking here!

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Sign the Travel Kindly Pledge

Finally, we invite you to sign the Sonoma County Travel Kindly Pledge. In doing so, we commit to making a positive impact to the health and well-being of our local communities, abundance of experiences, and beautiful natural landscapes. Think local, plan ahead, leave no trace, tread lightly, make an impact, spread kindness, go beyond, and be mindful. These words seem as important for this Earth Day as ever before.

Sign the Travel Kindly Pledge

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