Click on the image below to download the entire weekend guide or just use the interactive map link below to plan your Farm Trails tour from the road. The farming community loves to share their experience on the land with you during this beautiful weekend in Sonoma County. Come see what happens everyday in your rural backyard!
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Mark you calendars NOW for September 12, 2015 for the annual PEF BASH – Cirque du Soiree! This gala event takes place under the PEF Big Top at 901 Lindberg Lane, Petaluma. Always a sell-out evening with exciting live and silent auctions, live music and a Fund the Future paddle raise benefiting all 38 local K-12 schools. The night begins with cocktails and appetizers before we take to the stage and celebrate our schools, community partners and individual supporters. The festivities continue with dancing by one of the Bay Area’s top dance bands, The Cheeseballs! Watch for more exciting updates about the 2015 BASH on our Facebook page!
Tickets are available online now by CLICKING HERE. The 2015 BASH On-Line Auction takes place from August 19 – September 5. Please CLICK HERE to view all the amazing items up for bid! Bid High, Bid Often, Bid from ANYWHERE!
Petaluma has no shortage of creative personalities, but one artist stands out and uniquely captures our area and its treasured denizens. Native Petaluman Micheal Garlington can be found working at a fever pitch in his studio on Copeland Street preparing for his latest Burning Man installation Totem of Confessions. He and his muse/collaborator, Natalia Bertotti, are constructing the five-story totem over the summer for installation in Black Rock City. Michael’s become a fixture at the event and is known for contributing elaborate, large-scale installations like EGO and Photochapel. Locally, he can be spotted by his Photocar, a Volkswagen van plastered in a visual feast of imagery, driving down D Street to his studio at the crack of dawn nearly every morning.
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular @ Green Music Center
When: Saturday, July 04 - 4:30pm
Age range: All ages Cost: $20 and up
Proceeds from the event will go toward the $600,000 construction of an approved Floathouse Boat Rental Center on the river in downtown. Hopes are that it will be realized by 2017.
Petaluma is fortunate to be home to an award winning non-profit focused on sustainability on both personal and community levels. Trathen Heckman founded Daily Acts in 2002 with the inaugural issue of his “Ripples” journal and the first Green Homes Tour. “There is incredible power in our daily actions when mindfully taken and focused on living our inspiration in a way that cares for and regenerates nature and community. With severe drought and the climate crisis, there has never been a time when your choices have mattered more,” shares Trathen. With this in mind, he has grown an organization that is creating a powerful impact within our community and far beyond. By providing hands-on sustainability education and resources, Daily Acts is helping to foster resiliency and stewardship while strengthening communities.
Daily Acts offers a variety of programs emphasizing self-reliance through tours, education, workshops, policy change and encouraging public engagement. They provide instruction to transform lawns into food generating gardens, grey water installation workshops and tours, creating and preserving habitat, and opportunities for continuous development on the personal level.
THIS IS AN AMAZING WORKSHOP OPEN TO ANYONE WITH A MESSAGE OF STRENGTH AND HOPE TO SHARE.
Join Petaluma newcomer Caroline Lovell, Founding Director of non-profit The Women's Wisdom Initiative for an extraordinary afternoon of art making and social change on April 12th at the Petaluma Art Center from 1pm to 3pm.
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness month, a Traveling Postcards workshop will be hosted by another great local non-profit, Guided to Safety and the Art Center, and facilitated by Caroline.
Traveling Postcards are created by anyone with a desire to reach out to other women, a desire to enact change, empower women and girls and help battle oppression. No artistic experience is needed! You must be 12 or older to participate. Men are welcome and are encouraged to create cards in memory or celebration of key women in their lives. All of the postcards created in Petaluma on April 12th will be delivered to Verity, Sonoma County's sole rape crisis center.
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In the heart of Petaluma’s historic downtown grows The Seed Bank. Housed in the former Sonoma National Bank building on the corner of Washington St. and Petaluma Blvd. North, the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Companies West Coast location is a vibraant nod to Petaluma’s agricultural history and the values of our verdant area.
The Seed Bank offers over 1800 varieties, from over 75 countries, produced by nearly 150 non-gmo farmers, gardeners and seed savers. In addition to seeds, the Bank features offerings of gardening, home goods, and well crafted, mostly locally produced, products. The business is designed to promote and preserve agricultural and culinary heritage.
Alexa is well-known throughout her hometown of Petaluma as a vivacious spirit, always encouraging and supporting local artists, businesses and events.
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