The Woodstock Estate, beloved “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles Schulz’s first Sonoma County
home. Nestled among majestic coastal redwoods, the ten-acre location features Schulz’s
original studio where he drew his iconic comic strip, stone-lined ponds, beautiful gardens
in full flower, and carved statuary of forest animals and beloved characters from “Peanuts.”
A renovated Tudor revival home and garden, originally built in 1929 by Noble Starr,
president of the Bank of Sebastopol. This one-of-a-kind location contains native trees,
beautifully landscaped succulents, a carefully curated collection of modern art, and
modernist salvage furniture.
A working fruit and vegetable permaculture garden, which utilizes natural elements to
manage pests, including gophers and invasive insects. Other noteworthy aspects include a
chicken coop with a living roof, an outdoor shower, a system of ponds that limits the need
for conventional irrigation, and a magnificent bamboo screen that provides shelter and
shade. The property owners use this site as a teaching landscape to help others learn about
There will also be an opportunity to tour the food bank, organic gardens, and edible
landscape surrounding the Food For Thought headquarters in Forestville as well as the
whimsical, wonderful Food For Thought Antiques store in Sebastopol.
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. Homeowners will open their private residences
to ticket holders from 10 am to 5 pm.
Order tickets online, by phone, or by visiting the Food For Thought office in downtown
Forestville. Delicious gourmet box lunches from Cottonwood Catering for $15 can be pre- ordered ahead (phone only) and will be available for pick-up on the day of the event at
Food For Thought in Forestville.
For more information on Food For Thought and the 2016 Western Sonoma County Home &
Garden Tour, please visit www.FFTfoodbank.org.