Sonoma County

Report from Shepherd Bliss on Sonoma Co. Standing Rock Solidarity Events

Here’s an important message from our friend, Sonoma County activist, writer, and teacher, Shepherd Bliss. Thanks to Connie Madden for forwarding. Dear Water Protectors, I attended 3 events 11/26 on Standing Rock. They started with a silent prayer at the Sebastopol gazebo, one of many around the world. I  just got a phone call that…

Dutra Told to Justify Need for Asphalt Plant, Alt Site Analysis Declared Invalid

Big news about the Dutra asphalt plant this week, as a state agency declared the company must show there is an unmet need for asphalt in the region, which Joan Cooper of Friends of Shollenberger Park and David Keller of the Petaluma River Council argue below is “a steep climb.” The folks with Save Shollenberger…

When Insurers Find GMOs an Extreme Risk & USDA Can’t Determine Contamination Methods, it’s Time for Sonoma County to Take Precautions

Sonoma County – Food & Ag Mecca Organic and conventional farmers in Sonoma County alike have been expressing increasing concern about how best to protect their farms and livelihoods from genetic contamination for many years. Along with allied environmentalists and a broad group of advocates and consumers, conventional farmers opposed to genetically-modified technology and their…

Young-Armos Incubator Farm Proposal Back Before the Rohnert Park City Council on Tuesday

Rohnert Park mayor, staff & some residents reel disrespected and left out of the discussion of a project on their border The Young-Armos farm incubator project will be back before the Rohnert Park City Council on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Item 8A on the meeting’s agenda will be a presentation by Bill Keene, General Manager…

Support the Young Armos Farm Incubator – On Tonight’s Rohnert Park City Council Agenda

The Rohnert Park City Council will consider a letter of opposition to the proposed Young Armos Farm Incubator at its meeting tonight at Rohnert Park City Hall, 130 Avram Avenue, at 5 pm. Your comments to the council members in support of the incubator via email or in person could be extremely beneficial for this…

Public Input Requested on the Young-Armos Farm Incubator Project

The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District and the University of California Cooperative Extension are pleased to host two public meetings to discuss the Young-Armos Incubator Farm Concept:   Neighbor Input Session Intended for adjacent landowners, homeowners, and local residents to provide input on the project concept, including potential site improvements and farm…

Public Input Requested on the Young-Armos Farm Incubator Project

The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District and the University of California Cooperative Extension are pleased to host two public meetings to discuss the Young-Armos Incubator Farm Concept: Neighbor Input Session Intended for adjacent landowners, homeowners, and local residents to provide input on the project concept, including potential site improvements and farm education…

Help Ban GMO Crop Cultivation in Sonoma County – Signature Gatherers Needed

A message from Organic Consumers Association: Sonoma County Needs Your Help to Pass a Ban on GMO Crops! Citizens for Healthy Farms and Families in Sonoma County is working on a citizens’ ballot initiative to ban GMO crops throughout the county. The group has only six more weeks to gather 20,000 signatures if they want…

Message from Lynda Hopkins, Candidate for Sonoma County District 5 Board of Supervisors

Dear friend  ~ I’m running for District 5 Supervisor. If you know me, you know that I’m not a politician. I’m an organic farmer: a grassroots, beet roots kind of girl. And I’m writing to ask you for something that’s terribly precious: your time. Five minutes, five hours, five days — whatever you might be…