Build a Greenhouse With Us!

Build a Greenhouse With Us!

Tuesday 2/1 and Saturday 2/5

At long last, 15 months after the Glass Fire, we are ready to rebuild our first building at Monan’s Rill — a greenhouse — and you’re invited to help.

We’ve got all the parts ready to build a new 12’x24′ greenhouse to replace (and upgrade) our decades-old community greenhouse that burned along with our barn and homes in September 2020.

The greenhouse will enable us to begin growing more food and pollinator habitat plants, both for the land and people of Monan’s Rill and to share with our wider Sonoma County and Bay Area communities. We’re especially excited that this year we will be able to grow produce for the Cultural Conservancy’s Native Foodways Program as well as seedlings for urban farms through Celebrating Womxn’s Leadership in Food’s Plants to the People Initiative

Two special workdays to build the greenhouse are coming up this week: sign up for one or both shifts either day.

Tuesday, February 1st 
from 9am-12pm and 12:30-3:30pm 

Saturday, February 5th
from 9am-12pm and 12:30-3:30pm 

Please sign up at least 24 hours in advance. Volunteer spots are limited and COVID precautions are in place to keep everyone safe and healthy. 

We also want to express our gratitude to January’s workday volunteers.

Deep gratitude to all of our January workday volunteers: Brooke, Bill, Avinelle, Leyla, Ursa, Ramona, Rigby, Hannah, Red, Jay, Kendal, Amanda, Arden, Matt, Lisa, Juniper, and Leo!

Together we prepared the pad for our new greenhouse, cut dead limbs from oak trees, burned brush, made biochar, pulled invasive plants, prepared garden beds for spring planting, fertilized the raspberry patch, made and shoveled compost, fixed a broken water pipe, snuggled with goats, and had great conversations and fun.

Thank you all for bringing your hearts and hands and questions and laughter to this place.

Our regular community workdays are generally the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, from 9am-12pm. Community workdays are followed by optional bring-your-own lunch and visiting, and then our community business meeting at 1pm, the first part of which is open to guests. The next opportunities to join us after the greenhouse build will be:

Saturday, February 12th
from 9am-12pm (followed by 1pm meeting)

Saturday, February 26th
from 9am-12pm (followed by 1pm meeting)

Feel free to pass along the invitation to friends — we welcome new folks to join us! Children are welcome as well. 

The community that we call Monan’s Rill is on the traditional territory and homelands of the Wappo people. We honor their story and this beautiful place through deep listening and gratitude, and a commitment to learning from the Wappo community as we steward the land.