Summer: the daylight hours stretch out longer and longer and yet still there’s never enough of them. The season brings abundance but it can also bring burnout. As advocates of sustainable agriculture, we know there’s nothing sustainable about farmers burning out. That’s why we’re offering up resources and opportunities to help keep your cool while the summer heats up:
We’ll be skipping June’s gathering of the Farmers Guild in Sonoma County, letting you focus on your farm work.
Check out “On Burnout“, a short but helpful blog post we feature each summer, written by Joey Smith of Let’s Go Farm
Join us on Tuesday July 2nd for a special Farmers Guild gathering on staying healthy, preserving your sanity and avoiding burnout when the going gets tough. We’ll be joined by local self-care practitioners who’ll share tips on ergonomics, stress reduction and more.
And at August’s monthly gathering, we’ll be hosting a casual farmer BBQ at the Sebastopol Grange hall. Come kick back, commiserate and celebrate the season of madness with fellow farmers: August 6th.
Join us at beautiful Five Springs Farm for an afternoon of local food, drinks, live music and sweeping views of the North Bay, all to help lift up the voice of sustainable agriculture, family farms and local food system. Hear farmer stories direct from the field and empower our 41-year legacy advocating for our land stewards and the future of regenerative agriculture here in California.
Grab a cocktail, check out the silent auction, tour the historic retrofitted solar-powered farmstead, visit the lambs, wander the gardens and even try your hand at the lasso! Then enjoy a seasonal feast cooked up by some of our finest local chefs. Your support on this day enables initiatives like bringing more locally-grown organic food into school cafeterias, climate smart farming and support for socially disadvantaged farmers.
SUNDAY JULY 28
Happy Hour 4pm
Dinner 5pm$100 per seat
$500 per table