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Sustainable food systems, ingredients and waste top summit agenda

Sustainable food systems, ingredients, and waste impacts are focal themes of the North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit (www.sustainablefoodssummit.com). Taking place on 18-20th January 2017, the summit will be hosted in San Francisco for the seventh consecutive year. Agriculture is often cited as the cause and victim of many of the environmental [...]

November 16th, 2016|

West County women farmers further food movement

With the steady rise of females in farming, women in West County are working to make a mark in local food systems. In an effort to celebrate and collaborate women and food, Caiti Hachmyer, owner and farmer of Red H Farm, created the symposium called Foundations and the Future: Celebrating Women’s Leadership in the [...]

November 16th, 2016|

Petalumans share a plentiful bounty at 8th and Bee Homestead

At first glance, the yard on the corner of 8th and B streets looks like any other neatly kept, early spring garden in the cozy west Petaluma neighborhood. Clean gray river stones frame newly budding fruit trees, mature kale and chard plants pump out their nutritious offerings and a flowering quince attracts buzzing bees. [...]

November 16th, 2016|

Volunteers install drought-friendly landscaping at Petaluma fire station

Despite a deluge of weekend storms, about 40 volunteers braved the rain to plant a community garden in front of Petaluma Fire Department Station No. 3 on South McDowell Boulevard, transforming the patchy lawn into a drought tolerant landscape complete with edible plants. For the project led by Petaluma nonprofit Daily Acts, citizens and [...]

November 16th, 2016|

West Oakland Activists Vow to Defend Afrika Town Community Garden By Luke Tsai

A community garden in West Oakland is the latest battlefield in the war against gentrification, according to activists who built the garden and have vowed to defend it. Built over a period of several months, the Afrika Town Community Garden sits in what its organizers say was a dilapidated, needle-strewn lot at the intersection of West Grand [...]

January 20th, 2016|

Daily Acts transforms Sebastopol City Hall

Daily Acts is thrilled to be partnering with the City of Sebastopol and Permaculture Artisans on the landscape transformation project 'Our Front Yard'. The project is a community-powered effort to mobilize and organize citizen volunteers to install and maintain a living history garden at the Sebastopol City Hall and Library, right in the heart of downtown. The [...]

May 6th, 2014|