Petaluma Bounty

April Newsletter

Celebrate CalFresh Awareness Month in May
May is CalFresh Awareness Month!    
Wellness events, photo contest, and more

May is CalFresh Awareness Month! W e, along with our community partners, are hosting eight health and wellness events complete with blood pressure screenings, CalFresh sign-up assistance, market tours, nutritional education complete with a food demo, and more! 

Along with wellness events, Petaluma Bounty and Farmers' Market L.I.F.E. will be, for the month of May, increasing the daily maximum match to $20 for people marking purchases with CalFresh at our 13 participating Farmers' Markets. 

For more on this (including details on market tours and an upcoming photo contest), visit our blog post HERE. To learn about Famrers' Market LIFE, visit our website at .

In This Issue
8th Annual Plant Sale a Success!
Gratitude to our sponsors & community members  

Thank you to everyone in our community who came out and volunteered on April 22nd to take part in our 8th Annual Plant Sale!  It is due to your hard work that we were able to put on such a successful event.

A huge thank you also to our sponsors: Petaluma Coffee & Tea Co., Johnny's Seed, Kaiser Permanente, Petaluma Seed Bank, Petaluma Poultry, econscious apparel, Petaluma Health Care District, Out West Garage, Grab n' Grow, Hydrofarm, Red H Farm, and Lisa Krieshok Illustration & Design.

For more on the event, check out our blog post here.
Zack and Cassidy, spring interns, potting up tomatoes for transplanting

Summer Internship Applications Now Open
Join us to build a healthy community food system! 
We are looking for outstanding applicants interested in sustainable agriculture, education and community engagement, and non-profit administration to join our intern team this upcoming summer! Join us as we work towards building a healthy, just community food system.

We aim to fill our 5-8 internship spots by the end of May, and have summer interns work through August or later into the Fall. Time frames and weekly availability are flexible.

To find out more information about the internship opportunities, read quotes from past interns, and to apply, please visit our website or get in touch with with any questions. 
May Community Workshop: Herbal Medicine from the Garden
May 19th, 10am-12pm

Part of our Bounty Farm Community Workshop series!

Herbalist Abi Huff of the Stinging Nettle is back at Bounty Farm for our seasonal series based around herbal medicine from the garden!  Join her in this hands on workshop. We will discuss the basics of infused medicinal oils, how we make and use them, we will also make a springtime itchy salve that is great for bug bites and more. Everyone  will go home with their own! 

We will also explore the practice of growing medicinal plants and creating your own backyard medicine cabinet with plants that are easily cultivated in our region.

Sign up for the workshop HERE.

WHERE: Bounty Farm, 55 Shasta Ave, Petaluma
WHEN: Saturday, May 19th, 10am-12pm
COST: $20 - $40, sliding scale. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
We are planning our workshop series for the summer - and we want to hear from you! Do you have something you'd like to share? Reach out to or call 707-364-4866. 
Cesar Chavez Day 2018
Reflections on a day spent in community to honor Cesar Chavez and his legacy 

On March 31st, Bounty Farm welcomed about 30 community members - long-time volunteers, returning members of the SSU Multicultural Greek Council, and new friends - to take part in honoring Cesar Chavez and his legacy in farmworkers' rights and environmental justice. As someone who gave voice to the millions of growers who feed America, we wanted to honor his work with a day of community farming and thought-sharing.

Read more about the day on our blog post here