Produce Safety After Wildfire Wrap Up event

A few Saturdays ago, our multi-disciplinary team presented the last webinar about Produce Safety after Wildfire. I’m really proud of being part of this collective of community driven research and the crucial foundation it will hopefully lay for subsequent work in this arena. Each fire event is unique and the composition of ash, site history, and personal health of each Continue Reading →

Produce safety post wildfire- First public event this Saturday.

Since October of 2017, Petaluma Bounty has partnered with UC Cooperative Extension of Sonoma County, local experts in Environmental Health, and other crucial community partners to conduct a Civic Science Research project on the impact of the fires on local produce. Not a typical project in our wheelhouse, but the events that occurred during those terrible weeks were anything but Continue Reading →

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 →

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  –   vraditz@gmail.com 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 AB 234- Progress was made!

After much deliberation, compromise and revisions, AB 234 was passed by the governor in October with much improvements from the original draft. Intended to be a clean-up bill to AB 1990, AB 234 addressed some concerns related to new regulations reducing the willingness of people to donate food, increasing administrative burdens on volunteer gleaning networks and potentially threatening the supply Continue Reading →