2022 Fall Plant Sale is Set for September 11
Our 3rd Annual Fall Plant Sale is set for Sunday, September 11 at the Bounty Community Farm. All customers must sign up for a shopping slot. The sign-up link will go live on Friday, September 2.
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At a Glance:
Sunday, September 11, 2022, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 9-11 a.m. is reserved for CalFresh (EBT), immunocompromised, and people with disabilities.
We will publish a plant list closer to the sale date.
Please understand that there are no holds, and sales are by first come, first served. We have thousands of plant starts so we hope you’ll be flexible and open to trying a different variety than you may have in mind!
55 Shasta Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952
EBT accepted; discounts offered for CalFresh customers
Our sponsors provide a match of up to $20 for customers using their CalFresh (food stamps) EBT card. All purchases of edible plants are allowable on EBT cards, and encouraged!
Why we hold our Plant Sales
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 by 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. 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!
How it all began
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!
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