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 Guild, CropMobster, Nextdoor, Freecycle, Fallen Fruit, etc.
- 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).
- Attend or host a produce exchange.
- If you are unable to harvest it, call a local gleaning group and ask them to do so.
- Put it out in a free box.
- Remember your neighborhood chickens, rabbits, goats, etc. would love your greens.
- Devise a neighborly composting scheme.
- 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:
- Grow a Row for Hunger Relief, then deliver your produce to a local community donation drop site.
- Plant a winter garden. Winter is when pantries are most in need of fresh produce.
- 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?
- Support efforts to create more community gardens and edible landscaping.
- 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.
- Volunteer for or donate to Petaluma Bounty.