Petaluma Bounty

January Newsletter
MLK Day of Service, 2018
MLK Day of Service on the Farm
 
On January 15th, we joined other organizations and opened our farm to a flood of over 50 people committed to positive social change on our 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The MLK Day of Service is a way for organizations, groups of people, and individuals to gather and honor Dr. King's legacy and the empowering voice he gave to communities on the front lines of oppression - "a day ON, not a day off."

Warm appreciations to all of you for leading us into the year with compassion, sweat, and a lot of heart. We look forward to seeing you at the farm soon! Read more about the day on our blog and take a look at our photo album here .
In This Issue
Save the Date! Cesar Chavez Day of Service
 
Cesar Estrada Chavez is known for his pioneering work in the fight for farmworkers' rights, environmental justice, and non-violence. In honor of his life as a dedicated labor leader and civil rights activist, Bounty Farm joins other organizations in holding the annual Cesar Chavez Day of Service on March 31st. We will spend the day caring for the land and growing food in community, with community.

WHERE: Bounty Farm, 55 Shasta Ave, Petaluma

WHEN: Saturday, March 31st, 2018, 9am to 1pm

For more information, visit our event on Facebook here , or email education@petalumabounty.org with questions. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Workshop Series Begins at Bounty Farm
 
We are excited to announce the launch of our Bounty Farm workshop series for 2018!
  • February 3rd, 12:30 - 4pm - Farm Workshop: Fruit Tree Care
Join us for an afternoon in our Outdoor Classroom and orchard! This hands-on workshop will include fruit tree pru ning and orchard care. $20 - $40 sliding scale, please pay what you can. Nobody turned away for lack of funds. Register by February 1st .
  • February 17th, 11am-1pm - Herbal Workshop : Building Immunity (second session added due to popular demand!)
Herbalist Abi H uff & the Sonoma County Herb Association will be holding a class on the Bounty Farm for a discussion on immunity and its connection to stress. Due to overwhelming interest, we will hold two sections of this class.  To read more about the class, read our blog post on the first session  here . $20 - $40 sliding scale, please pay what you can. Nobody turned away for lack of funds. Register by February 10th.

If you'd like to stay updated on workshop offerings at Bounty Farm this spring and summer, email education@petalumabounty.org or follow us on Facebook!
 
Notes from Director, Suzi Grady
H ow does the Bounty interface with emergency food distribution?
 
Curious about our work in shifting the local conversation from hunger relief to lasting change toward hunger prevention? Read more about the past and present ways we have interfaced with and supported emergency food distribution in this blog post here, from Bounty Director, Suzi Grady. 
 
Ask questions. Share ideas. Let us know what you think!  
Second Saturdays at Bounty Farm
New to the farm? Join us for a tour and orientation every month

While we watch the skies and thank the rains that nurture our cover crop, we are preparing the fields for spring planting . Saturday, January 20th, marked the launch of our drop-in volunteer hours for the year, and we couldn't be more excited to jump back into working with our community on the farm!

If you're new to the farm and would like to get your hands dirty this season, consider joining us for a Second Saturday tour and volunteer orientation at Bounty Farm. We will get to know one another, take a walk around the farm, and share ways for you to get involved with our current programs. These gatherings are held on the second Saturday of every month, 10am - 11am. Save the date for the next one, which will take place on February 10th. Email education@petalumabounty.org  with any questions.