On Sunday, Sept. 14th from 10am 2pm

At the Petaluma Bounty Community Farm

55 Shasta Ave. Petaluma, CA 94952

This year, Petaluma Bounty is collaborating with Daily Acts for our annual Harvest Party at the Bounty Farm! This is a free community event and potluck to celebrate the abundance of cultivating community – the fruits of our collective labor through community programs, the abundance of what can be grown in our amazing bio-region, and our amazing and generous community!

Harvest Party flyer 2014

Why: It is time to celebrate our relationships with our partners, providers, volunteers, and supporters. We collectively celebrate the land that provides us so much, the food we eat, and the work that we do together to improve access to healthy food for all! This is a special event to celebrate our amazing volunteers, interns, and contributors!

Who: Contributors to Petaluma Bounty, Daily Acts, and Farmers Guild as well as their partners, and interested or inspired community members!

Where: Bounty Community Farm 55 Shasta Ave. Petaluma, CA 94952

When: Sunday, Sept. 14th, 2014 10am to 2pm

Day’s Schedule:

10am – 11:45am    Apple pressing, bouquet making, skill share workshops, and Farm Olympics

12 – 1pm    Potluck and live music by Bad Apple String Band

1 – 2pm                       Garden Bounty Taste Testing and beyond

What to bring: Bring a dish to share and your own plate, cup and utensils. Also, feel free to bring produce from your garden for taste testing (tomatoes and beyond). If you plan to press cider we recommend arriving early and please bring: apples or pears, a bucket to wash the fruit, knives, cutting boards and containers to take home your juice. A five gallon bucket of apples produces approximately one gallon of juice.

Started in 2006, 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. We foster community-based solutions to food waste, food insecurity, food and farming literacy and healthy living. Program priorities include improving access to healthy food for low-income families and seniors; providing educational opportunities that increase healthy behaviors and lifestyles through food literacy; and increasing community engagement and capacity around food access, food literacy, and food system change.

Daily Acts began in 2002 by promoting a healthy, just and sustainable lifestyle, and their first green home tour. Since then, Daily Acts has grown into an effective, award winning organization, which empowers individuals by providing hands-on sustainability education and resources, to build skills and strengthen communities. We provide citizens and organizations the knowledge and tools to transform lawns into food forests, install greywater systems, create habitat, keep bees, rear local chickens, and tend to personal and financial ecology.  Our education programs promote skill-building at the individual level, while catalyzing green policy and widespread change throughout our communities.

The Farmers Guild began in 2011 as a small group of young farmers and ranchers got together over dinner. Out of that evening arose new friendships, opportunities and partnerships often hard to find in rural areas.  Soon, our group grew to over 100 people, and the meals were moved from a crowded ranch-house kitchen to the local Grange from which they soon multiplied. Two years later, the founders of the first Farmers Guild are now helping farmers across California start their own local Guilds, building a wider and interconnected network that encourages, inspires and celebrates what you do. Each Guild is a casual yet powerful alliance of local farmers and their wider community, each committed to the success of those growing our food.

Thank you to our co-hosts and contributors Bad Apple String Band, Daily Acts, Farmers Guild, and all our amazing partners for another robust season and great collaboration! For a comprehensive list of Petaluma.