Forest Home Farms Historic Park and the David Glass House Museum, San Ramon CA
Forest Home Farms Historic Park is owned and operated by the City of San Ramon and relies on the San Ramon Historic Foundation for fundraising and volunteer support for its many programs and activities. In June 2002, Forest Home Farms was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historical Resources. The 16 acre site and its 21 individual structures qualified for this recognition in three categories.
- Agricultural development from 1930 to 1950, specifically honoring the creative development of equipment by Travis Boone.
- Representation of distinctive characteristics of the evolution of a farm complex from 1850 to 1950, including distinctive structures such as the Dutch Colonial Boone House and the 1850's hand hewn barn.
- Representation of period architecture in the Victorian Italianate style David Glass House and adjacent tank house, built in 1877 and moved to the property in 1999.
The Diablo Women's Garden Club supports this historic site through donations and volunteer time to maintain the many gardens used for The School Fieldtrip program, where local students learn about San Ramon's agricultural history. DWGC's supports the maintenance of three gardens at Forest Home Farms and the David Glass House Museum.
- The organic garden where students are introduced to planting and maintaining an organic vegetable and fruit garden, learn about the importance of pollination to a garden, and experience hands-on how to sustain a compost bin by turning and looking for invertebrates in the garden area.
- The rose garden at the David Glass House Museum, planted by local rose experts and requiring nutrients and care during the growing season.
- The National Wildlife Garden, planted with California native plants, framing the path connecting the two main areas of this historic site.
For more information on Forest Home Farms, the David Glass House Museum and the San Ramon Historic Foundation please go to http://srhf.org/tours/index.html.