We, THE PEOPLE, are the Guild

The Petaluma Guild is a grassroots organization that began in 1867. Rising from the fields and farmlands, we gather on common ground to support each other, work together, and honor sustainable values.

Our Guild supports and advocates for healthy communities, family farms, local economies, cultural diversity, public schools and education, the arts, and a variety of charitable causes.

Today, our parent organization, the California Guild, has evolved into a community service organization with 9,000 members and 160 chapters across California. Guild halls are often the center of their community, providing opportunities, culture and education, entertainment, emergency shelter, and a meeting place where new friends are made and old friends are cherished.

The California Guild (formerly the California State Grange) has lobbyists in Sacramento and boasts a long history of successful legislative advocacy. Important issues discussed and decided at the community chapter level may become CG policy, and even legislation.



We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all.

Vandana Shiva

Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being.

Vandana Shiva

Cultures throughout the world and throughout history that developed stable, sustainable relationships with nature did so through observation—a primary principle in permaculture.

Juliana Birnbaum Fox


Petaluma Community Guild Groundwater Forum: Recap and Resources

A crowd of 40-50 rural residents made the trek down to the Hessel Grange hall in Sebastopol on July 25 for an open dialogue with County water experts — about the potential impact of California's

Petaluma Community Guild Compost Forum: Presentation Slides

Our Petaluma Community Guild hosted another successful public forum on the heels of Earth Day. Compost in the North Bay: A Public Forum & Solution Showcase was held on April 27, 2016 at the beautiful Petaluma Historic Museum.

Petaluma Community Guild Glyphosate Forum: Recap and Resources

The Petaluma Community Guild's public forum — Glyphosate: Health Impacts and Green Alternatives — that took place at the Petaluma Seed Bank on March 9 was a big success. We had a full crowd on hand

Petalumans share a plentiful bounty at 8th and Bee Homestead

Reposted from the original article run in the Petaluma Argus Courier on March 12, 2016. Story by Arianna Reguzzoni. Photo credit: Scott Manchester. Click here to read the original article. At first glance, the yard on the corner

Petaluma group fights pesticides in city parks

Reposted from original article in the Petaluma Argus Courier run on January 29, 2016. Article by Hannah Beausang. Photo credit: Scott Manchester/Argus Courier Staff. Click here to read the original article. After a showing of public

In the News

May 23, 2013 ‘Foodies’ spark reawakening of Grange in California March 1, 2013 Growing the Granges January 8, 2013 Peak Prosperity: Your Local Grange November 19, 2011 Press Democrat: Home on the Grange August 28, 2011 Argus Courier Editorial: Local



Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. It is the greatest gift anyone can give. — Mother Teresa