Elizabeth has lived in Sonoma County her entire life. Throughout this time, she has dedicated her time to building relationships in the community and creating safe spaces where she and all members of this community can feel seen and heard. As a part of Petaluma Bounty, she has seen its mission in action and has given her support in all efforts to maintain a healthy and connected community. Elizabeth is an alumna from Santa Rosa Junior College, where received her associates in Spanish and Sociology, and Sonoma State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in sociology. Previous to joining Petaluma Bounty, Elizabeth served as an AmeriCorps VISTA, working with the Office of Community Engagement for the City of Santa Rosa in partnership with the Center for Community Engagement at Sonoma State University. There she worked diligently towards building capacity, community cohesion, and resiliency in an effort to have the community more connected and prepared for emergencies. Along the way, she recognized other leaders and invited them to share their knowledge with others as well.
Elizabeth is bringing this wealth of community experience into her new position as the Education and Engagement Coordinator At Petaluma Bounty where we are offering Educational Visits to provide farm-based educational experiences that teach food literacy & sustainable agriculture, promote environmental stewardship and curiosity, and spark conversations around community food security. She believes in the Bounty’s vision that the best learning happens when folks are on the ground having hands-on experience and are asking questions. As she moved into this role, she, along with the Bounty, is inviting our community from 0-100+ years of age to visit our Community Farm to learn about what we’re doing in our food system to increase access to healthy food for low-income consumers while improving the economic viability of local farms. It can start by stepping onto the farm and seeing the connections happen between hands and soil as a volunteer at the farm. Join us as one or in groups!
Feel free to contact Elizabeth at email@example.com if you would like to get in touch with her about group visits, if you’re interested in an internship, or if you would like to learn more about volunteering on the farm!