Jeff Bodwin Community Garden

LandPaths half-acre community teaching garden at Andy’s Unity Park, a part of the Sonoma County Regional Park system, in southwest Santa Rosa, is where the Moorland community grows food, tends the land, practices organic gardening methods, connects with the natural world, and gathers together for positive action and belonging.

The garden is on the ancestral home of the Southern Pomo people, past, present, and future. We recognize them as the first people and the first stewards of this land. We are on occupied territory and acknowledge the ongoing devastation of colonization. 

It was renamed in 2020 to honor Moorland community member Jeff Bodwin. The garden wouldn’t exist without his dedication and commitment.

How to Get Involved

Join us for drop-in stewardship days at Jeff Bodwin Community Garden! 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 4pm
  • Every second Saturday of the month from 9am to 12pm.
  • We provide the equipment. 
  • Bring garden gloves, if you have them. And make sure to bring a water bottle with water!
  • Please follow LandPaths’ Covid protocols for participants. You can find those here.
  • Volunteer for our Free Summer Lunch program (in partnership with Redwood Empire Food Bank

We also welcome students from local schools for field trips and group stewardship in our teaching garden!

Contact LandPaths’ Bilingual Garden Specialist Jonathan Bravo at jbravo@landpaths.org or (707) 703-3321 to find out more information about how to sign up for a garden plot or any other garden activities.

History

Andy’s Unity Park is a 4.4 acre in the Moorland Avenue neighborhood of southwest Santa Rosa. One of the newest additions to the Sonoma County Regional Parks system, the park is located near the site where Andy Lopez, a 13-year-old neighborhood youth, was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy in 2013. A beautiful memorial created by the community honors Andy’s life. 

During the park’s collaborative design process, neighborhood leaders asked LandPaths to create a space similar to Bayer Farm. They sought not only a community garden but a place that improved the surrounding physical and social conditions. LandPaths honored their wishes; we’re proud to say a thriving garden exists on what was once a vacant lot. We couldn’t have done without the support and participation of dedicated volunteers and donors.

Thanks to the following partner for helping to make Jeff Bodwin Community Garden possible!

Sonoma County Regional Parks logo

Questions about Jeff’s Community Garden? 

Omar Gallardo
New Audiences Manager 
707. 544.7284 x 103
omar@landpaths.org 

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Participate

Participate at Jeff Bodwin Community Garden

Grow food, pull weeds, build compost, tend native plants and vineyards, work with youth, and help support our thriving community garden program at Andy’s Unity Park.

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