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 →

Update on Bounty Hunters Program

Petaluma Bounty Hunters has been uncharacteristically quiet this season because we didn’t receive funding for a coordinator and were unable to find volunteers that wanted to step into a leadership role of coordination. These are not unheard of barriers. But when our farm manager took another (great) job this summer, I (Suzi) was forced to refocus my efforts on the Continue Reading →