Petaluma Bounty

August Newsletter

Sonoma County Food Recovery Coalition Online Directory
Sonoma County Food Recovery Coalition Online Directory
Sonoma County Food Coalition Needs You!      
Big Step for Food Recovery, Help us fill out this online guide.

Petaluma Bounty is proud to launch the Food Recovery Directory, a major step towards our efforts in community food security and a manifestation of our work as a founding member of the Sonoma County Food Recovery Coalition. With this resource, we hope to complement the work of the Redwood Empire Food Bank and other emergency food providers in redirecting edible, nutritious food from our waste stream into the hands of people in need -- and you can help!  If you are an organization in the area and are interested in being listed as a place accepting donations of food, please fill out the online survey on CropMobster's website.

 Want more information? Check out the video above or visit our website to read our blog.

In This Issue
Bounty Farm Volunteers and Resident Flower Growers, Monica and Dani
What's Happening at the Bounty Farm? 

Tomatoes are abundant now and we have begun sowing our fall crops. September is a month for continued harvest and new beginnings. 
  • A.L.I.V.E., Petaluma Bounty's farm-based healthy eating and food literacy program, just wrapped up its first session and will begin a new session in September. We have a few slots available with preference given to limited income families. Get in touch with for more information!
  •  We are continuing to harvest each week, and have added another
    volunteer opportunity- stop by the farm on
    Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday between 9am and 1pm to help harvest, weed, transplant and more -- all helping hands welcome!
  • Petaluma Bounty is seeking outstanding applicants for our Fall Intern Cohort. Positions are available related to sustainable farming, nutrition, education, community engagement, media, and nonprofit administration. Visit our website to apply!
Meet Katherine, New Bounty Farm Manager!  
Petaluma Bounty welcomes Katherine Golfinopoulous, our new Farm Manager!

Katherine is thrilled to bring her background in food justice, agroecology, and sustainable community development to Petaluma Bounty as the new Bounty Farm Manger! She is excited to be part of the dynamic and committed Bounty team working together to grow beautiful, fresh, healthy food.

Katherine has managed greenhouses and plant production and worked on farms and native plant nurseries in northern Arizona, mid-coast Maine, and southern Oregon. She has developed and taught classes and workshops in place-based education and the environmental humanities to adults in the Southwest, and middle schoolers in Honduras. Please visit our
website here to learn more about Katherine's experience and passions!

Join us as a Volunteer Educator!

With school back in session, field trip season has started and the Bounty is welcoming groups of students to the farm. Come join us in the Farm-to-School-to-Farm-movement! We are seeking people who have experience in education, or who are willing to learn, to support our Educational Farm Visit Program.
Farm visits may include concept review, hands-on activities and applications, community service and giving back, & inquiry-based learning and exploration. To find out more information about the Farm Visit program, please click on the link to visit our website.  

Contact  if you have further questions or would like to get involved.
Brews and Bites 2017 a Great Success!
A huge thank you to all who supported our annual fundraiser
Thank you to everyone who celebrated our collective accomplishments through Brews and Bites, our annual fundraiser! Together, we raised over $9,500 to benefit Bounty programs and our efforts towards community food security.  

A special thank you to our sponsors:   Lagunitas Brewing Company, Nopalito Mexican Food, Highway Poets, Agricultural Community Events, First Light Farm, Fishman Supply, Friedman's Home Improvement, Lisa Krieshok, Hydrofarm, Marin Sun Farms, Petaluma Coffee & Tea, Petaluma Poultry, Quality Printing Services, Red H Farm, Sloat Design, and Three Twins Ice Cream.

Please visit our website here to read more about the event as well as program highlights from the last year.  
Volunteer Spotlight:
Megan Travers, Summer Intern
This month we would like to highlight our incredible summer intern, Megan Travers. You may recognize her smile if you have ever stopped by our Bounty Farm Stand or the Farmacy at the Petaluma Health Center.  Megan joined us in late June as an intern and has been supporting our programming and administrative activities ever since. Her warmth and commitment to community shine through the work she does, and we are so grateful for her contributions to the busy summer growing season at Bounty Farm.