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:

  1. Preserve, dehydrate, or make stock with your produce. Don’t know how? Consider taking a workshop or hosting a preserving party!
  2. Share it with friends, family, neighbors.
  3. Share or barter it with your networks: Homegrown Guild, CropMobster, Nextdoor, Freecycle, Fallen Fruit, etc.
  4. Deliver it to a community donation drop site, pantry, food bank, or a Cropmobster food provider (see video below for more information on the CropMobster project).
  5. Attend or host a produce exchange.
  6. If you are unable to harvest it, call a local gleaning group and ask them to do so.
  7. Put it out in a free box.
  8. Remember your neighborhood chickens, rabbits, goats, etc. would love your greens.
  9. Devise a neighborly composting scheme.
  10. Put spoiled produce in your Petaluma Green Bin.


I’ve got fallow space in my garden

Not everyone in our community has access to fresh produce or a yard to grow their own. If you have more space than you can cultivate, consider taking the following actions:

  1. Grow a Row for Hunger Relief, then deliver your produce to a local community donation drop site.
  2. Plant a winter garden. Winter is when pantries are most in need of fresh produce.
  3. Do a garden share with someone who has no garden.

I’ve got time and/or resources to help others. What else can I do?

  1. Support efforts to create more community gardens and edible landscaping.
  2. Take advantage of the city of Petaluma Mulch Madness program to remove your lawn and plant edible landscaping or a vegetable garden in its place.
  3. Volunteer for or donate to Petaluma Bounty.

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