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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →