Bountiful Bites
January Newsletter

Petaluma Bounty's Annual Report 
Dig into some of our accomplishments from 2018

It is with a lion's heart of service, humility and gratitude that we are able to proudly honor our shared accomplishments during the 2018 growing season.

This report highlights 2018 program accomplishments. Also of note and new this year, is the Bounty's involvement in crucial policy conversations about food security, and two ground-breaking research projects with the University of California, Davis and UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE). 

With a handful of staff members and a vast network of volunteers and supporters, we are changing our food system starting from the soil microbiology at the Bounty Community Farm to the state capital. We are proud of our shared accomplishments and look to 2019 with excitement, curiosity, and a steadfast commitment to our guiding principles!

For the full report,  please click here.

In This Issue
Join us at Bubbles and Bonbons for Bounty, a benefit concert and reception for Petaluma Bounty at Hotel Petaluma, 205 Kentucky St. in downtown Petaluma.

Musical entertainment provided by critically acclaimed jazz musician Bonnie Brooks with accompaniment by John Simon. Tickets are available on a sliding scale from $35 to $75 for an evening of delectable desserts, sparkling and fine wines, non-alcoholic beverages, and live music. Dancing and romancing is smiled upon but not necessary to celebrate your love for community on St. Valentine's Day.

Advanced tickets are available online and at the door. Proceeds will support Petaluma Bounty's programs and mission to make healthy food available to everyone through access, education, engagement, and empowerment. Buy tickets here or share with others on Facebook.
Meet Reyna Yagi: Assistant Community Farm Manager

Reyna is the new Assistant Community Farm Manager at Petaluma Bounty. She is so happy to be welcomed to the farm and a part of the development and care of the land. 

Reyna hails originally from the East Bay where recently she was immersed in the urban agriculture movement with roles at youth urban farm Acta Non Verba, UC Cooperative Extension of Alameda County and Oakland's Food Policy Council. She has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science & Policy and graduate degree in Food Security. She completed the Bay Area Farmer Training Program with the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) and continued her farm training on local farms in Sebastopol. She is a proponent of urban farming as a change-maker for building health and wealth in community and believes our ability to collaborate is the ultimate metric we can use to define our progress in building a sustainable and just future. 

When she's not on the farm, you can find Reyna hiking, exploring new cuisines and craft brews, and taking her one-eyed cat on walks.
Hiring for Education & Engagement Coordinator Position

As Kaleigh transitions full time to the East Bay, we are looking to find a new Engagement & Education Coordinator.

This is a unique position that includes farm work, social media, program implementation, and a variety of other activities and responsibilities. The annual breakdown of activities is 40% inside to 60% outdoors working with community, depending on the season. Applicants must be willing and capable of physically demanding work including lifting, carrying, pruning, planting, harvesting, and watering. Please click here for the full description.
This position starts at 30 hours per week with the potential for increased hours (up to full time) dependent on experience and aptitude. Position is eligible for accrual of vacation and sick time. Full time staff are eligible for medical, dental, vision insurance.
Farm-To-School-To-Farm: Spring Field Trips at Bounty Farm
Book your visit today!       
With the new year beginning and spring right around the corner, it's time to start planning school field trips! Petaluma Bounty provides farm-based educational experiences at Bounty Farm through field trip programming for students in kindergarten through 5th grade and through service-learning programming for older youth and we are booking now. 
Through our field trip program, students engage in experiential and exploratory stations around the farm that teach food literacy & sustainable agriculture, nurture environmental stewardship and curiosity, and spark conversations around food's central place in our community. Topics in sustainable agriculture & botany are covered through age appropriate hands-on curriculum that is affordable and accessible. For older youth, we offer service-learning experiences on the farm that provide opportunities for students to engage in and address real needs in their community related to food justice and community food security. 
To schedule a farm visit at Bounty Farm, you can get in touch with or call 707-364-4866. For more about our field trip program, visit our website.
Save the Date for the Petaluma Bounty Plant Sale!
Sunday, April 14th 
We are in the midst of a rainy California winter, but it's time for dreaming up that spring garden. Lucky for you, the ninth-annual Bounty Plant Sale is just around the corner!
This event is a wonderful way to buy your garden starts as well as keep your local community farm thriving. Proceeds support Bounty Farm operations and community initiatives hosted on site. Additionally, all  plants  not sold will be donated to under-resourced school, community and public benefit garden initiatives.

If your company or community group is in a position to sponsor this event, or if you would like to help make the 2019  Plant   Sale  our greatest event yet,  please contact Suzi.