in Memory of Leslie Gardner
CSHS located on a lovely, rustic 80 acre sanctuary known as Emerald Valley, just beyond the town of Forestville in Sonoma County, off Highway 116.
Directions to CSHS
note - google maps is Not accurate in locating CSHS from Forestville, use info below
From South Of Cotati:
• Take Hwy 101 North to the Hwy 116 Exit West at Cotati.
• At the light, turn Left/West onto Hwy 116 (under the freeway).
• Go about 8 miles to Sebastopol- continue through the town Sebastopol (you will go through a number of stop lights and turns).
• Continue on HWY 116 to Forestville about 7 miles.
• Stay on Hwy 116. CSHS is 2.5 miles past the town of Forestville.
We are 1/2 mile past the “Kingdom Hall” sign you will see on your left. Watch for the “Emerald Valley” sign and the number 9309 on your right and the wooden fence at the end of the driveway. Turn Right onto the driveway and follow it (1/3 mile) past the house on your left to the school parking lot.
From North of Santa Rosa:
• Take Hwy 101 South to the River Road Exit
• Turn Right/West from the freeway exit and go approx 7.5 miles to Mirabel Rd
• Mirabel Rd will be on the Left not far after the we start seeing Redwood trees
• Turn Left on Mirabel Rd and continue until it comes to a T
• At the T (Hwy 116) turn Right
• CSHS is 2.5 miles on Hwy 116
We are 1/2 mile past the “Kingdom Hall” sign you will see on your left. Watch for the “Emerald Valley” sign and the number 9309 on your right and the wooden fence at the end of the driveway Turn Right onto the driveway and follow it (1/3 mile) past the house on your left to the school parking lot.
Sonoma County is a playground for a variety of interests, located an hour or so drive north of San Francisco in Northern California. Settled in the North Coast ranges, it spans both coast and inland, featuring microclimates among the long stretches of wild Pacific sea coast, dense redwood forest, orchards, vineyards, and grassy hills dotted with decidulous trees and brush. Sonoma has rich and diverse human cultures ranging from the native Pomo, Coast Miwok and Wappo legacy, to wine country attractions, recreation around the Russian River, LGBT culture, organic small scale (as well as larger scale) agriculture, and a thriving earth-based environmental & healing community of which CSHS is an integrated part.
There are touristic and remote towns of interest near CSHS, namely Guerneville, Sebastopol, Occidental, Bodega Bay, Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Healdsburg, all with their own personality. Driving in Sonoma you may find yourself on the coastal CA Route 1 or US Route 101 as well as CA Route 116, CA Route 12, and others. The plant and wildlife in Sonoma is a universe in itself, filled with deer, fox, mountain lion, coyote, raptors, song birds... madrone, bay laurel, redwood, oak, manzanita, poison oak, nettles, orchids... to name only a few. The summers are dry, with a heavy rain season starting in late fall and lasting until around April, filling the rivers, coating things with mud, and bringing the forests to an emerald green splendor blooming with edible & inedible fungi.