We, THE PEOPLE, are the Guild

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

Today, the 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 culture, entertainment, and education, and a place for new and old friends to meet.

Petaluma Community Guild Mission Statement

The Petaluma Community Guild will foster a sustainable community by advocating for local farmers and the creation of equitable, resilient local agricultural and food systems. We will embrace the area’s diverse cultural heritage, promote reinvestment in our local economy, welcome the wisdom of our elders and support each other in our efforts to be responsible stewards of the land for the benefit of future generations.

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GROW WITH US: membership

You DO NOT need to be a farmer, to become a member or to participate in grange activities.  It is for anyone interested in rebuilding local community and connections, but if you wish to become a voting member you must apply for membership.

The Petaluma Community Guild has a potluck meeting at 6pm on the third Tuesday of each month. Monthly Meetings are open to the public. Click the button below to apply.


The benefits of membership are many;

  • Personal fulfillment from making a difference in your community.
  • Fun, family-friendly experiences where young and old alike share.
  • Discounts on products and services, including Union-level Life Insurance and Accidental Death Benefits, and Americas Propane discounts.
  • The comfort of knowing that as a California Guild member, you are never alone.

Latest Petaluma Community Guild News

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

Petaluma group fights pesticides in city parks

Reposted from original article in the Petaluma Argus Courier run on January 29, 2016. Article by

In the News

May 23, 2013 ‘Foodies’ spark reawakening of Grange in California March 1, 2013 Growing the Granges January

New Year’s Letter 2015-16

Hello Petaluma Community Guilders! Three cheers to a full and fruitful 2015! As we get

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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

Join the Petaluma Community Guild

If you wish to become a member you MUST apply for membership, and be accepted, to become a voting member. You can also join as an associate member (non-voting) and just provide your contact information and dues. Paying the dues does NOT automatically make you a voting member of the the Petaluma Community Guild (we would love to have you, I’m sure, but we’re focusing on community, so want to meet you). Dues, for new members, are paid when you join at the monthly meeting.