Post-wildfire lessons learned and promoting community resilience

We at the Bounty are devastated to witness more communities being ravaged and up-ended due to wildfires. Although we are not actively involved in feeding people affected by these latest fires, we would like to share what we have learned and worked on through various collaborations within Sonoma County over the past few years. Some initiatives expanded research, collective knowledge Continue Reading →

Reinvigorating the Sharing Ethic with Bounty Hunters

How You Can Participate  I’ve got too much produce! If your garden or fruit tree is providing more than you can eat, consider the following actions: Preserve, dehydrate, or make stock with your produce. Don’t know how? Consider taking a workshop or hosting a preserving party! Share it with friends, family, neighbors. Share or barter it with your networks: Homegrown Continue Reading →

Bounty Hunters Training and Engaging this Saturday

This Saturday from to 2 to 4pm, we are inviting all Bounty Hunters past and present to come to the farm. We have invited our coordinators, past and present, to share what working with the Bounty Hunters Food Recovery program did for them, how it has changed over the years, identify what is needed today and share skills so that Continue Reading →

How does the Bounty interface with emergency food distribution?

The other day, I was asked to share with a new partner how Petaluma Bounty supports and helps improve emergency food outlets. First, let me back up and describe what I mean by emergency food outlets. That is a catchall term I use to describe any group that provides groceries (shelf stable to produce) or prepared meals to people in our 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 →