Petaluma

Petaluma Grange to Propose One-Year Moratorium on Pesticide Use in Petaluma Parks Tonight

A message from Petaluma Grange President Tiffany Renée: We invite the public to attend in support of our public comment at the Petaluma City Council Meeting at 7pm on March 21, and stand up in favor of the Petaluma Grange’s proposed one-year moratorium on pesticide use in Petaluma’s parks, public spaces, and rights of way.…

Petaluma slaughterhouse co-owner sentenced to one year in prison

Rancho Feeding Corp. co-owner sentenced to one year in prison Robert Digitale, Press Democrat, February 10, 2016 Jesse “Babe” Amaral Jr., the Rancho Feeding slaughterhouse owner whose sale of meat from condemned and uninspected cattle lead to a nationwide food recall two years ago, on Wednesday was sentenced to one year in federal prison and…

Petaluma Bounty Community Farm’s Search for a New Farm Manager Continues

RR had the opportunity to speak with Petaluma Bounty’s Programs Director, Suzi Grady, recently about the search for a Farm Manager for the Petaluma Bounty Community Farm. Suzi said the applications have been flowing in pretty regular and they’re busily interviewing candidates. They have not hired anyone yet, however, so if you’ve just heard about…

Fresh Eggs from Pastured Petaluma Hens at Oasis Community Farm

The Raucous Rooster paid a visit to Petaluma Grange VP Connie Madden and partner Wayne Morgenthaler’s Oasis Community Farm yesterday and found them with a surplus of fresh eggs from their flock of pastured chickens. Oasis normally sells eggs for $7/dozen but the hens have been particularly busy over the winter and for the time…

Help Ban Glyphosate in Petaluma

From Petaluma Grange President Tiffany Renee – This Wednesday, January 20th, the Music, Parks and Recreation Commission will be reviewing their Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program and seeking feedback on the use of pesticides like glyphosate (RoundUp). Glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen according to the World Health Organization. It’s time for Sonoma County and its cities…