Intern Spotlight: Francisco Flores

If you have ever volunteered on a Saturday or Tuesday morning, you have likely met Francisco, one of our fall interns. Perhaps you exchanged words while bunching kale, weeding amaranth from the squash bed, or enjoying his famous cashew cream sauce – which we have the pleasure of sampling over our weekly post-harvest tamales at Bounty Community Farm. Whatever the occasion, Continue Reading →

Petaluma Bounty responds to the fires

Petaluma Bounty played a unique and crucial role as a community hub for local food response. We also played the role of convener, traffic control, mentor, facilitator, coordinator, and other descriptors as the occasions required. Petaluma Bounty leveraged existing networks and infrastructure to respond to ongoing and new needs in the face of this unprecedented disaster. Specifically, we eased the Continue Reading →

Bounty Farm Season in a snapshot!

What does a typical season look like at the Bounty Farm? Below is a quick description of activity on Bounty Farm that we were asked to put together. We love our Bounty Farm and are tickled to be able to share and reflect on cycles and rhythms of production and engagement. Here’s to many more seasons on this special site Continue Reading →

Health impact of fire on local produce. Call for sites and volunteers!

Citizen Science Research on the Health Impacts of Air Pollution on Local Produce in Sonoma and Napa Counties To get involved, please contact: Vanessa Raditz, MPH  –   [email protected] Air quality in Sonoma and Napa counties has been significantly impacted by the ongoing fires in the region. Local farms have played a very large and important role in food relief efforts Continue Reading →

Mapping the emergency local food scene

Introduction Collecting information via google forms, distributing it to websites interfacing with the public, strengthen the web of community food hubs, and improving communication between all parties.. We are mapping and connecting a regionalized and sustained local food response leveraging existing distribution local food producers. Please fill out the google form below so we can map out who is helping Continue Reading →