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.