Gaye LeBaron on the history of farming the Laguna de Santa Rosa

Farming the Laguna: If all you know about farming near the Laguna de Santa Rosa is Laguna Farms, you may want to attend Friday evening's presentation by Gaye LeBaron.

The beloved writer and columnist will talk about the impact early 20th-century farming had on what is one of the county's most important and beautiful natural resources.

"Farming the Laguna" begins at 7 p.m. but guests are invited to arrive at 6:30 p.m. and take a walking tour of the new Laguna Environmental Center.

Cost is a suggested donation of $10.

The Laguna Foundation and Environmental Center is located at 900 Sanford Road, near Occidental Road in west Santa Rosa.

For reservations, call Anita Smith at 527-9277 ext. 110 or email anita@lagunafoundation.org.

Art in the Park: On Saturday, June 23, Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods host Art in the Park at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve.

There are actually two events, the art portion and a gourmet hike.

Here's how it works. From noon to 5 p.m., there is an art exhibition and sale, with food, acoustic music, wine and beer.

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