Bounty Plant Sale

Updates

 11th Annual Spring Plant Sale with Social Distancing Guidelines

Sunday, April 25, 2021;  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

**April 19th, 2021 Update: Calendly Sign Up is now live!**

**April 12th, 2021 Update: Plant Sale List is now live!**

April 25th is the date of our big 11th Annual Plant Sale! All customers must sign up for a 30 minute time slot to ensure safe social distancing. That link will go live on April 19th so stay tuned!
 
Veggie seedlings ready for planting will start at $3.00. Thanks to our sponsors, Petaluma Bounty will be offering a dollar for dollar match, up to $20, for anyone purchasing their edible plants with CalFresh (EBT)! We will gladly accept EBT cards, cash, and credit for payment at this event.
 
Learn from local gardening experts which varieties will do best in your garden and how to get seedlings off to a healthy start. Proceeds from the Annual Spring Plant Sale support the Bounty Community Farm Programs and other initiatives that provide healthy food to low-income families and seniors that may not otherwise be able to afford it. Grow your own food while helping others grow theirs!
 
Petaluma Bounty’s vision is to grow a thriving local food system where consumers make informed decisions; farmers make a decent living while prioritizing ecological stewardship of the land; and all people – regardless of income – have access to healthy food. Petaluma Bounty is a program of Petaluma People Services Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 

Health Considerations:

In response to feedback from the 2020 Plant Sale, and continued presence of Covid-19 in our community, we have made changes to our 2021 plant sale to give preference to CalFresh/EBT customers, immunocompromised individuals, and our elders. We have also integrated new practices to streamline operations while maintaining safe social distancing.
 
-We will reserve Saturday, April 24th for those that are 65+, immunocompromised, or paying with EBT (CalFresh). If you qualify for that category, please email or call education@petalumabounty.org or (707) 364-4866 to schedule an appointment. The intent is to ensure that those who cannot purchase their plants at other commercial outlets, due to health or payment considerations, have the opportunity to do so at our community farm.
 
– All customers will need to sign up for a 30 minute time slot, through Calendly to limit the amount of people on the farm as we comply with social distancing guidelines. We will post the link on our website on April 19th. If you need assistance signing up, please email or call education@petalumabounty.org or (707) 364-4866 to schedule an appointment on April 19th.
 
– Please limit your party’s number to the minimum number needed to get your plant purchases done.
 
– Once you arrive at the farm, we will check you in- make sure you’re on the list and have a mask, check your temperature, and orient you to the site.
 
– You will then have 30 minutes to make your selection and pay for your plants. Do your research ahead of time to make the most of your time. Consider making a list of your preferred plants and second choices as we will run out of popular varieties.
 
– Signups will begin on April 19th through Calendly and will be announced on our website and social media pages. You must be signed up for a timeslot to be able to shop.
 
– Once you have a timeslot through Calendly, you will be able to choose your plants at the Bounty Farm on a first come, first served basis based on the timeslot that you pick. We will not use an online platform and thus cannot guarantee the plants you want will be in stock – no holds, no online sales, less fuss!
 
Volunteers Needed:
 
We are looking for some volunteer help for both days of the plant sale with various positions available.
 
Saturday Volunteer Signups: https://volunteersignup.org/EPQM9
Sunday Volunteer Signups: https://volunteersignup.org/DKPHR
 
Please reach out to Sarah@petalumabounty.org or Elizabeth at Education@petalumabounty.org with any questions that you may have regarding signing up!

Goal

This event is well-aligned with our mission of getting healthy food to everyone through collaboration, education, and promoting self-sufficiency. It is our hope that providing sustainably raised starts for sale to the public, we are making it easier for others to start a garden or to continue gardening here in beautiful Sonoma County. We like to make this a family-fun event with music, food, tours, and other fun activities for the community but are still confined to COVID-19 safety measures. Sales and donations from the event go to supporting our programs and efforts to make a strong, vibrant local food system that works well for all.

To learn more about growing your own garden, seed saving, community gardens, and more, click here!

EBT Accepted!

Our sponsors provide a match of up to $10 for customers using their CalFresh (food stamps) EBT card. All purchases of edible plants are allowable on EBT cards, and encouraged!

History of Plant Sale

Started in 2011 by the amazing volunteer efforts of John Horrell, aided by the support of Dr. John Shribbs and Denise Ward, and mentored by Harvest for the Hungry with seed funding from Bread for the Journey, the annual Spring Plant Sale has become quite the tradition here at the Bounty Community Farm and within the greater Petaluma Community!

Specialty Greens Sign        Hand Selection

Heirloom Varieties & Seed Saving

But our work doesn’t stop with sending you home with your starts. What we’d really like is for more people to develop their own skills in seed starting and seed saving! Starting in 2013, we focused our efforts in propagating heirloom or open-pollinated plants so that you can have the option of saving seed from your plants for subsequent seasons. Advantages of saving your own seed include breeding varieties that are adapted to local growing conditions, increasing self-sufficiency, and not having to purchase seeds each year, perpetuating the botanical heritage and traditions of our ancestors, and preserving and improving the biodiversity of plants.

To understand the difference between heirloom and hybrid varieties, read this article by Ellen Solomon of NorthBay Horticulture. Language of Seeds

To get more information about the plants that are available on our Plant List, click here: Baker Creek Seed Company or Swallowtail Garden Seeds.

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