September 2015  |
September 18, 2015 
Moonlight in the Vines is a Week Away!

We are one week away from our first Moonlight in the Vines event at McGrail Vineyards and Winery on September 26! Response has been overwhelming and we officially SOLD OUT more than four weeks before the event! For those of you lucky enough to get a ticket, stay tuned for updates on Facebook on our amazing auction items and other information about the big night! It's going to be an unforgettable night of great food & wine, bocce & corn hole, live music and other entertainment, and our incredible auctions! Thanks to all of our sponsors, donors, and guests for making this such a highly anticipated event! See you on the 26th!

Connor's Story

In our ongoing series of stories, our next installment is written by Sunflower Hill Advisor, Dr. Lynne Mielke, where she tells us about her son Connor. You can read Connor's Story here

Thank you, Lynne for contributing!
Our Sunflower Hill Gardens Continue to Grow!!

Sunflower Hill Gardens continues to produce! We have harvested over 4000 lbs of wonderful produce to date, and donated ~65% to low-income food pantries and individuals! As a licensed Community Food Producer, we have also sold produce to several local restaurants/individuals. We have begun to plant our Fall season produce and in October we will begin to plant our orchard with the fruit trees that were sponsored at our SFH Ribbon Cutting.

In addition, we have expanded our special needs program and groups to include the RES Danville adult day program! Additionally, transition classes from Pleasanton, Dublin, Amador and Foothill school programs are all planning to come out to the SFH Gardens very soon. 

The SFH Gardens infrastructure also continues to move forward. We have set up our harvesting station and the 8th grade Pleasanton Boys Team Charity built us two beautiful wheel chair-friendly raised beds! Next we plan to work on building additional raised beds, picnic tables, and a shed.

We have several dedicated volunteers who have been helping in the garden regularly, however we still need more VOLUNTEERS to help with our garden and programs!! Our weekly volunteer days are Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-12pm (check our website for any updates).

If you would like to contact us or want to pre-order some produce, flowers, or join the CSA produce program, email us at
Thank You Whole Foods!

HUGE THANKS to Whole Foods Market in Dublin, CA for choosing Sunflower Hill as a recipient for their Whole Foods 5% Community Giving Program! It was such a pleasure working with Paul Barron at the Dublin store and we are excited to announce that all of your efforts in #ShoppingForACause on Wednesday, August 26 paid off. Whole Foods is presenting us with a check for $4,220.55!!!!! WOW!! 

So thank you, Dublin Whole Foods and thank you to all of YOU for coming out to shop and support Sunflower Hill!

Upcoming Family Workday at Sunflower Hill Gardens
Our fifth Sunflower Hill Gardens at Hagemann Ranch Family Workday will be September 19 from 
a.m.-12 p.m! Our focus will be on planting our Fall produce and harvesting what we currently have. ALL are welcome to come and help in the garden.  We hope you can join us! 

Please RSVP to, and indicate how many will be coming and if you will be bringing a special needs individual. 

Note - If this is your first visit to the garden, please download these forms, sign them and bring to the gardens. If you have already volunteered and signed these, no need to do it again. 

Our Family Workday dates for the rest of the year are:

October 24th - Pumpkin Festival
November 21st - Thanksgiving Theme
December 12th - Holiday Theme

We would love to have all of you come for a visit and to help us in our Sunflower Hill Gardens at Hagemann Ranch! 

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