Food for Thought’s West Sonoma County Spring Home and Garden Tour Happens June 8

Food For Thought’s 19th annual Western Sonoma County Home & Garden Tour will feature eight wonderfully diverse locations on Sunday June 8th, from 10am to 5pm. During the tour, homeowners will open their private homes and gardens to a limited number of ticket holders.

 This year’s distinctive locations embody the range of home and gardening lifestyles in West Sonoma County’s unique ecosystem. The tour will showcase spectacular homes and gardens, which include features such as old growth redwood trees, edible landscaping, a labyrinth and beautiful garden art. There will also be an opportunity to tour the food bank and garden at Food For Thought, the tour’s beneficiary, as well as the Food For Thought Antique Shop in Sebastopol.


Food For Thought – Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank provides comprehensive nutrition and other support services to people affected by HIV/AIDS. Now in its 25th year, the Forestville-based food bank serves over 700 men, women and children with HIV/AIDS throughout the County. Proceeds from the tour will benefit Food For Thought’s work.

Tickets for the tour are $45 and include a booklet with descriptions of the homes and gardens, and a map for the self-guided tour. Tickets may be ordered online at, by phone at (707) 887-1647, or by visiting the Food For Thought office in downtown Forestville. Delicious gourmet box lunches from Cottonwood Catering for $12.50 can be pre-ordered ahead and will be available for pick-up on the day of the event at Food For Thought in Forestville.

For more information on this year’s Home & Garden Tour, please visit


Food For Thought was awarded a Charity Navigator rating of four stars recently, the highest rating possible. Also, readers of the North Bay Bohemian, for the second year in a row, selected Food For Thought as Best Nonprofit in Sonoma County (honorable mention), and chose Food For Thought’s Calabash – a Celebration of Gourds, Art & the Garden as the best fundraising event.